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News from the mobile network testing world

Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing is at the forefront of development and innovation in network testing technology and techniques to test QoE and QoS. Stay at the forefront, too, and keep tabs on what’s new and exciting in the mobile network testing world – from industry news to events to new product introductions and updates.

Ericsson performs novel 5G coverage and performance verification using drone-powered solution from Rohde & Schwarz

September 17, 2019

Test and measurement specialist Rohde & Schwarz has supplied mobile network testing tools used in drone-based network coverage, performance and operation tests managed by Ericsson, a global leader in network infrastructure. The unique procedure enables unprecedented 3D accessibility, positional accuracy and repeatability of the testing.

Register for our new webinar: Ensure successful 5G Site Testing and Acceptance

September 12, 2019

This webinar uses a real case study from the first pervasive 5G network in Europe to examine the importance of site acceptance testing, identify the various deployment scenarios and define an efficient methodology to test the associated KPIs to ensure delivery of QoE to the 5G end user.

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ETSI publishes TR 103 559 and acknowledges R&S NPS as best practice for QoS benchmark testing

September 9, 2019

The globally renowned European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) [] has published TR 103 559. The technical report (TR) describes the best practices for robust network QoS benchmark testing and scoring. It is the result of intensive discussions among network operators, technology vendors, service providers, and measurement equipment manufacturers such as Rohde & Schwarz.

Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing solutions are compatible now with commercially available 5G mobile phones

June, 2019

Operators wishing to test the quality and performance of 5G NR mobile networks using commercially available UEs including the Samsung S10 5G can do so now using Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing solutions such as the R&S®QualiPoc Android smartphone-based optimizer, R&S®ROMES4 universal network measurement software or R&S®SmartBenchmarker network benchmarking software. This can be realized using a QualiPoc smartphone on its own or combined with a scanning receiver such as the TSMx or full walk test and drive test systems such as the Freerider 4 backpack or Benchmarker II.

New App Card: 5G NR – interference hunting in the uplink of TDD networks

May 2019

The communications uplink is more susceptible to interference than the downlink. In FDD networks, it is easy to concentrate on the frequency range allocated to the uplink and, either with a spectrum analyzer or a portable receiver, identify and locate the source of interference. In TDD networks, the downlink and the uplink use the same frequency, meaning that downlink signals mask the uplink and any other present signals.

Join our new webinar: QoE intelligence - from single network score to Machine Learning guided optimization

May 28, 2019

The process of mobile network optimization to acquire data, extract information and prioritize actions to improve network performance is becoming more complex with the densification of existing networks and the emergence of 5G. This webinar examines the new optimization landscape and describes how intelligent QoE analytics including Machine Learning can provide the basis for 5G NR optimization campaigns at both sub 6 GHz and mmWave, accelerating the time to actionable insights.

Rohde & Schwarz is the first provider of a complete end-to-end 5G NR network measurement solution

April 17, 2019

Test and measurement expert Rohde & Schwarz completes its commercial 5G NR network measurement solution. In combination with the new R&S TSME30DC downconverter, the R&S TSMx6 network scanner analyzes 5G NR signals up to 30 GHz, covering the majority of high frequency 5G NR use cases. Rounding out the solution are an updated version of the R&S ROMES4 drive test software and the R&S SmartAnalytics web-based software suite launched at MWC 2019.

On-demand webinar: Prepare your 5G NR spectrum for deployment

February 2019

In this webinar, you will learn about: The particular demands of 5G NR

  • 5G spectrum clearance and interference hunting
  • Test equipment capabilities
  • Real field measurements results at FR1 and FR2

R&S and Tutela integrate drive test and crowdsourced QoE test solution

February 26, 2019

A partnership agreement has been reached between Rohde & Schwarz and Tutela, the world’s largest mobile network crowdsourcing test company, to bring the most comprehensive insight into network performance and quality to the mobile industry. The existing benchmarking and optimization drive test solutions from R&S will be enhanced with crowdsourced network performance data and tools from Tutela, enabling mobile network operators to build a complete picture of end users’ QoE, benchmark their network against competitors, and prioritize network optimization investments.

SmartAnalytics: Intelligent insights into mobile network QoE

February 22, 2019

With the rollout of technologies such as IoT and 5G, mobile network operators need to overcome the challenges of increasingly complex air interfaces and demanding use cases in order to deliver the required QoE to end users. The new SmartAnalytics software, part of the Smart platform from Rohde & Schwarz, combines high-quality data acquisition with intelligent postprocessing analytics to generate QoE-centric network insights. It allows operators to identify critical factors influencing quality and performance for the purposes of network optimization and benchmarking.

MTN Group partners with R&S in multinational benchmarking project

February 14, 2019

Commissioned by the MTN Group, Rohde & Schwarz has completed the first phase of a comprehensive mobile network benchmarking campaign across 62 mobile network operators in 17 countries in Africa and the Middle East. By entering this partnership with the MTN Group, Rohde & Schwarz underpins its leading role as a supplier of mobile network testing solutions and strengthens its position as a trusted partner for the provision of services, technology and logistics for large-scale measurement campaigns.

Become a Rohde & Schwarz certified Interference Hunter with the iHunter program

August 07, 2018

Join Rohde & Schwarz experts for a free 1-month online training program packed with weekly webinars and material for you to develop your interference hunting skills and knowledge and become a certified iHunter professional.

New webinar: Ensuring NB-IoT coverage, operation and performance

June 26, 2018

Current LTE networks are optimized to deliver voice, video and data services that require high bandwidth, throughput and Quality of Service. Networks for IoT applications, however, bring a new set of demands on network performance that focus on maximizing availability and minimizing battery consumption.

Verify the behavior of Samsung S9 in real-life conditions and optimize network performance

March 28, 2018

Every new device entering the market represents a challenge to network operators. Flagship devices that introduce new operating systems, services and chipsets to the network are particularly challenging. Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing lets operators anticipate potential issues by supporting Samsung S9 smartphones in R&S®ROMES4. This way, users can verify the smartphone’s behavior in real-life conditions and operators can optimize the performance of their network accordingly.

New webinar: Why voice quality is still a differentiator in today's mobile networks

March 26, 2018

The proportion of mobile network traffic represented by voice communications has been steadily decreasing so now it represents around 2% of traffic compared with around 70% for video. However, voice remains the principle service for which most subscribers use their mobile device, and voice quality continues to be a critical factor in how they perceive their operator and OTT applications. This webinar examines the significance of voice in today’s mobile networks and looks at the importance of an integrated metric that quantifies voice quality from an end-user perspective.

Get smart and bring more efficiency to all aspects of mobile network testing

February 22, 2018

Change your game with our new Smart platform, a software suite covering lab engineering, field acceptance, optimization, benchmarking and monitoring with common modules. The single, unified platform is a truly holistic end-to-end testing solution to increase productivity and efficiency. Control your investment costs with Smart and use advanced and sophisticated testing techniques for new technologies and mission-critical services.