R&S Test Solutions Used to Certify NB-IoT Products for Global Deployment

CommSolid, a cellular IoT IP (Intellectual Property) company, and Rohde & Schwarz have announced the successful completion of the first joint GCF (Global Certification Forum) test campaign. GCF certification represents the systematic assessment of network and device interoperability for full standard conformance, ensuring compatibility across global cellular networks. 3GPP NB-IoT (NarrowBand-IoT) is the trendsetting and cost optimized cellular network technology for the Internet of Things (IoT) leveraging GCF testing criteria for global deployments.

The fast-paced cellular IoT market demands mature and thoroughly tested IP solutions to ensure first-time-right products. From day one they are focused on extensive verification and systematic pre-certification. This enables their customers to release IoT optimized products in short time and is the key pillar of having the most mature IP solution in the market.

Billions of IoT devices will soon be exchanging data over mobile networks. All these devices will have to pass the test criteria specified by the GCF. R&S provides the necessary GCF-certified T&M solutions to ensure smooth and secure machine-to-machine communications. The cooperation with CommSolid helps them assess NB-IoT-specific requirements and continuously enhance their test solutions, said Anton Meßmer, Vice President Mobile Radio Tester at Rohde & Schwarz.

The recent GCF test campaign was conducted on CommSolid’s real-time reference platform using the Rohde & Schwarz CMW500 test solution. It marks an important step towards pre-certification of CommSolid’s integration ready CSN130 NB-IoT solution.