5G & cellular

Columbia, MD 08-Jul-2021

Element adds 5G VoNR testing capability with solutions from Rohde & Schwarz

Voice over New Radio (VoNR) delivers voice services to 5G and plays a critical role to the long-term success of 5G deployments and replacement of legacy technologies.

R&S CMX500 can simulate a 5G standalone network including IMS services and exercise all critical VoNR functions. (Image: Rohde & Schwarz)
R&S CMX500 can simulate a 5G standalone network including IMS services and exercise all critical VoNR functions. (Image: Rohde & Schwarz)

PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, LLC, which recently became part of the Element Materials Technology Group, is offering 5G Voice over New Radio (VoNR) testing utilizing the R&S CMX500 5G radio communication tester. The R&S CMX500 can simulate a 5G standalone network including IMS services and exercise all critical VoNR functions.

5G standalone is the next stage of evolution for 5G networks. VoNR is a mandatory feature for the successful deployment of 5G standalone. The benefit of VoNR is vastly improved voice audio quality by using ultra-high definition codecs. The R&S CMX500 supports all codecs required for VoNR audio quality testing including AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EVS-NB, EVS-WB, EVS-SWB and EVS-FB.

5G VoNR is also playing an important role in emergency services. Emergency calls (E911) on 5G standalone networks will utilize VoNR. Critical to FCC requirements is the continued reliability of E911 voice calls as well as accurate determination of vertical and horizontal location in mobile devices. The R&S CMX500 radio communication tester supports E911 over VoNR along with associated location determination technologies such as A-GNSS and AML/ELS.

“The R&S CMX500 is an extremely comprehensive, flexible and high performance VoNR test solution. As 5G pushes the limits of wireless, the R&S CMX500, which can already cover data rates of 6-10Gbps, will be ready for any new testing challenge that comes its way,” said Bryan Helmick, Product Manager, Rohde & Schwarz.

“Element is fully prepared to support our customers and help them meet the latest and most advanced demands for 5G voice services”, said Andrea Zaworski, VP of Industry & Laboratory Operations, Element. “With our upgraded R&S CMX500 systems, we are confident our voice services testing will meet the increased capacity, higher bit rates and improved media quality that our device & module manufacturers now support.”

For further information on Rohde & Schwarz solutions for wireless communications testing, go to: www.rohde-schwarz.com/wireless.

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About PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, LLC (Columbia, Maryland USA)

PCTEST is a leading 5GNR independent test laboratory offering one-stop conformance, performance, and regulatory testing of wireless devices in accordance with industry and 3GPP/3GPP2 technical test plans. PCTEST is an approved 5G test facility for operator-specific test plans for the major U.S. Operators as well as GCF, PTCRB, and CTIA accreditation testing. For further information, please email info@pctest.com or visit our website at www.pctest.com.


About Element

On December 31, 2019 PCTEST became part of Element, one of the world’s leading independent providers of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services. For more information regarding Element’s testing services, visit https://www.element.com/contact-us.

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