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Munich, Germany / Tokyo, Japan | 05-Aug-2015 | Test & Measurement

Rohde & Schwarz collaborates with NTT DOCOMO on 5G Wireless Communication Technologies

Rohde & Schwarz has entered a collaboration with NTT DOCOMO regarding technological development of 5G mobile communication. The prospective collaboration will include experimental trials of test & measurement instruments from Rohde & Schwarz covering multiple aspects of 5G technologies.

5G is the next-generation mobile communication system aimed to be introduced commercially in 2020. The technological framework is developed for ultra-high-speed data transmissions of over 10Gbps with 1,000 times the capacity of 4G LTE and enables a diverse range of application scenarios as needed for the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).

“With the leading edge technology in global mobile communication, Rohde & Schwarz is a reliable solution partner in realizing the innovative 5G test solutions.” said Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at NTT DOCOMO. ”NTT DOCOMO is targeting commercial launch of 5G in 2020, and we expect the partnership with Rohde & Schwarz to play a considerable role in the area of 5G technology development.”

Roland Steffen, Executive Vice President Test & Measurement of Rohde & Schwarz, said: "We are delighted to be selected as a collaboration partner of NTT DOCOMO to contribute with our test & measurement expertise to different aspects of 5G technology development. With a strong global footprint for 4G LTE/LTE-Advanced, Rohde & Schwarz is well positioned and committed to continuously accompany the evolution path from 4G to 5G with leading-edge test & measurement solutions."

A selection of the 5G test & measurement portfolio of Rohde & Schwarz was showcased at the 5G Tokyo Bay Summit, hosted by NTT DOCOMO on July 22-23, 2015. These included a channel sounding solution based on the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator and the R&S FSW85. As the only signal and spectrum analyzer on the market to cover the frequency range from 2 Hz to 85 GHz in a single sweep without the need of external harmonic mixers, it is ideally suited for complex measurement tasks covering also the millimeter-wave frequency range relevant for 5G development.

For more information about the Rohde & Schwarz 5G solutions visit

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The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative communications, information and security products for professional users. The group's test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security, networks and cybersecurity business fields address many different industry and government-sector market segments. On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,500 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 2 billion in the 2017/2018 fiscal year (July to June). The company has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Internationally, it has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.
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NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 65 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit for more information.

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