CTIA WIRELESS 2013, USA: Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its portfolio of solutions focused on the three key aspects that impact mobile network operators’ customer satisfaction: the devices subscribers use, the networks they use them on and the services and applications they use.
In the user-equipment domain, mobile operators and test labs throughout the world rely on Rohde & Schwarz to ensure that mobile devices designed for use on today’s networks deliver high-quality performance and adhere to the latest industry standards. Radio communication testers and conformance test systems from Rohde & Schwarz are able to test industry and operator-specific use cases to ensure user-equipment performance and quality.
In the network domain, Rohde & Schwarz solutions provide test solutions for the complete lifecycle of the network from vendor selection in the lab, to deployment and optimization in the field, enabling operators to maximize network performance and efficiency. In June 2012, Rohde & Schwarz enhanced its portfolio with the acquisition of SwissQual, an industry leading provider of drive test, optimization and benchmarking solutions for measuring network quality of service (QoS).
In the usage domain, it is important for mobile operators to know how their customers are interacting with the network as well as the services and applications they are using. Rohde & Schwarz acquired ipoque in May 2011, a company that uses deep packet inspection technology to enable network operators to anaylse, control and monetise the traffic running on their network, allowing them to address many of the issues that are critical to them today such as over-the-top revenue leakage, tiered pricing, and traffic optimization.
Roland Steffen, head of Test and Measurement at Rohde & Schwarz commented: “As LTE networks continue to expand throughout the world, new opportunities are created and also new challenges are emerging. Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its portfolio of test solutions to ensure device quality, maximize network performance and provide insight into customer usage, which ultimately empowers operators to deliver the quality of experience that their customers expect.”