Rohde & Schwarz maintains close ties with Qualcomm for the development of 5G network test solutions
Rohde & Schwarz has entered an agreement with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, for the use of their Interface Control Document for 5G as an authorized licensee to develop test equipment based on Qualcomm(R) Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System.
Columbia, MD, November 20, 2019 — Rohde & Schwarz, a premium supplier of test and measurement solutions to the wireless industry, has licensed Qualcomm Technologies’ Interface Control Document for 5G, that describes the unique messages that come from the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System. For Rohde & Schwarz, access to these messages is critical to the development of test solutions such as QualiPoc, for example, that captures and analyses these messages for determining network quality and customer quality of experience.
Any type of interaction between a mobile device and the mobile network requires hundreds, if not thousands, of unique messages that are sent back-and-forth that verify all aspects of a mobile phone call or data session. The quantity and complexity of messaging continues to increase as more features and capabilities are added. This trend will no doubt continue as the industry begins to migrate from 4G/LTE to 5G.
Hans-Peter Bobst, CEO of Rohde & Schwarz SwissQual AG: “Having early and complete access to the Interface Control Document allows us to develop more comprehensive test solutions faster, providing our customers with what they need when they need it. Our customers can rest assured that any measurements they make with our test equipment is technically accurate and legally grounded.”
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Mobile network testing in brief
Rohde & Schwarz is a leading global supplier of standalone products, integrated solutions and managed services for testing and improving the quality of mobile networks along the entire network lifecycle – from lab verification, spectral clearance, interference hunting and base station installation to site acceptance, benchmarking, optimization, troubleshooting and monitoring. The comprehensive portfolio supports all technologies, from 2G to 5G, and addresses all test and measurement scenarios from RF to end-user quality of experience (QoE). The innovative solutions allow users to accurately collect data and to gain machine learning-assisted deep insights into the QoE delivered to end users. Solutions from Rohde & Schwarz empower top-tier mobile network industry players to make QoE-centric business decisions with confidence, to deliver better services with higher quality for end users, to reduce time to market for new technologies and services and to secure and increase the value of their business.
About Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security and networks and cybersecurity. The technology group’s innovative communications, information and security products help industry and government customers ensure a safer and connected world. On June 30, 2019, Rohde & Schwarz had 12,100 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.14 billion in the 2018/2019 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.
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