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4K mobile video as a gateway into new services

May 27, 2021 | by Jens Berger

Rohde & Schwarz MNT has implemented YouTube 4K video testing for new video services. Networks are ready to transmit 4K video, smartphones can process it and video apps are streaming it. The next logical step is to test mobile 4K video streaming from YouTube, the internet’s most popular mobile video streaming service.

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Network tests pave the way for smart factories

May 23, 20201 | by Arnd Sibila

5G has everything future smart factories need for wireless connectivity, but network tests are essential to make setting up and operating these networks easy and reliable.

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End-user quality of experience (QoE) 5G network evaluation for three major US network operators

March 31, 2021 | by Jens Berger

The independent wireless industry research experts at Signals Research Group (SRG) worked with Rohde & Schwarz MNT on a 5G network quality benchmarking study in the Dallas area, a major U.S. telecommunications hub, comparing the performance of three tier-1 US network operators.

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Smart factories: Network testing is essential to ensure quality and performance (part 2)

November 23, 2020 | by Arnd Sibila

Factory owners who have successfully applied for 5G spectrum dedicated to private or campus networks need to ensure that their mobile network’s critical KPIs are met, namely reliability and latency. This article discusses the different test phases to provide high-quality smart factory deployments while verifying and monitoring quality and performance.

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Smart factories: Mobile network characteristics and main KPIs (part 1)

September 17, 2020 | by Arnd Sibila

The 3GPP Release 16, heavily influenced by the automotive and connected industries, is expected to offer significant improvements in latency reduction, network synchronization, and 5G integration. Let’s examine how these developments will make 5G a suitable technology for fulfilling smart factory requirements and how testing network reliability meets factory owners’ operational and security needs.

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Interactivity test: Examples from real 5G networks (part 3)

June 10, 2020 | by Johanna Sochos

After discussing the shift of focus in QoE measurements in 5G networks, introducing the concept of interactivity, and explaining our test approach, we will conclude this series with measurement examples from real networks, including 5G. Learn about the interactivity test in action and discover test results from different field measurements.

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Interactivity test: Concept and KPIs (part 2)

April 30, 2020 | by Johanna Sochos

The interactivity of a network is the measurable continuity and latency of a given bit rate. How do you measure interactivity in practice? What are the realistic traffic patterns? And, how do you define a QoE model for real-time applications like eGaming? Learn about it here.

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Interactivity test: QoS/QoE measurements in 5G (part 1)

April 14, 2020 | by Johanna Sochos

5G is more than just more data rate. The new technology’s scalable network slices, supporting transport requirements for critical applications, can be tuned for extremely short latencies. This will lead to the introduction of new user classes, such as industry or automotive, whose network demands differ from those of humans.

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Real 5G UE measurements – achieving gigabit speeds

December 12, 2019 | by Gregor Tomic

Measuring the real user experience in 5G and getting the complete picture requires the use of 5G user equipment (UE). Learn about our approach to measuring gigabit speeds in 5G networks and the actual results we obtained in the FR2 band in Asia.

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Measuring QoE of mobile data apps for network optimization (part 3)

March 19, 2018 | by Johanna Sochos

In previous posts, we explained how you can assess the QoE of data applications on smartphones by measuring the success rate and duration of a series of actions. Now, learn how mobile app testing supports operators in their endeavors to optimize networks for mobile data applications and other third-party content.

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Measuring QoE of mobile data applications: Behind the scenes (part 2)

March 1, 2018 | by Johanna Sochos

We explained how to measure the QoE of mobile data applications on smartphones using the success rate and duration of a series of actions. But what are the reasons for saturation at higher network speeds? And, what influences the measurement results of mobile applications such as Facebook and Dropbox?

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Measuring QoE of mobile data applications, e.g. Facebook (part 1)

February 22, 2018 | by Johanna Sochos

There is a myriad of smartphone applications available, covering almost any use case one can imagine. Network providers want to ensure that their mobile connection offers everyone a smooth usage experience, especially for the most popular apps such as Facebook. To do this, they need tests targeting mobile data applications.

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