Rohde & Schwarz prepares the way for GCF certification of mobile devices in 3.5 GHz TD-LTE band 42
Munich, January 28, 2016 — Rohde & Schwarz is the first T&M equipment manufacturer to meet the test platform approval criteria (TPAC) for 3.5 GHz TD-LTE band 42 (TDD42). At its meeting in Taiwan, the Global Certification Forum (GCF) validated more than 80 percent of the test cases for the R&S CMW500 protocol tester, the R&S TS8980 RF conformance test system and the R&S TS-RRM test system, making GCF work items GCF WI-090-42, WI-091-42 and GCF WI-092-42 relevant for certification of mobile user equipment. Leading network operators in Japan already have licenses for 3.5 GHz TD-LTE band 42, and it is part of the European R&TTE directive EN 301 908 v7.0.1.
Rohde & Schwarz is currently the only T&M equipment manufacturer with validated protocol test cases for 3.5 GHz TD-LTE band 42. The company had the world’s first RF conformance and RRM test cases for TDD42 validated back in October 2015. By fulfilling all TPAC, Rohde & Schwarz has again demonstrated its leading role in test solutions that support manufacturers of user equipment and chipsets, network operators and test houses in the commercial evolution of TD-LTE.
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About Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group offers innovative solutions in the following business fields: test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity, secure communications, radiomonitoring and radiolocation.
Founded more than 80 years ago, this independent company has an extensive sales and service network and is present in more than 70 countries. The electronics group is among the world market leaders in its established business fields. On June 30, 2015, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 9900 employees. The group achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.83 billion in the
2014/2015 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and also has strong regional hubs in Asia and the USA.