R&S Performs 5G-NR Performance Tests on a Live 5G Network Using 5G Devices

Rohde & Schwarz has completed first field test of end-user network performance and quality on a live 5G NR network using commercially available 5G NR devices such as the Samsung S10 5G. According to the company, this is an important step to verify that 5G network performance supports the demanding technical requirements and delivers the required Quality of Experience to the end user. Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) mobile network testing solutions for engineering, site acceptance, optimization, benchmarking and monitoring, offer the ability to conduct such measurements using commercially available smartphones.

The ultimate test of a complete 5G NR network’s successful operation is to verify that the required quality of experience (QoE) is delivered to subscribers by using real 5G devices in live networks. R&S mobile network testing solutions support now commercially available 5G devices such as the Samsung S10 5G, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, Oppo Reno 5G and the LG V50 ThinQ 5G. R&S engineers have conducted first field tests in live 5G networks and measured key quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) parameters.

Operators wishing to test the quality and performance of 5G NR mobile networks using commercially available UEs can do so now using R&S mobile network testing solutions such as the QualiPoc smartphone-based optimizer, ROMES4 universal network measurement software or the SmartBenchmarker network benchmarking software. These solutions cover the full range of tests: video streaming quality and App testing providing full detailed IP and RF trace data using a rooted phone, testing RF, and voice and data testing with a standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) device with open diagnostic ports.

5G NR network test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz were showcased at 5G World 2019 in London from June 12-13, the flagship event of London Tech Week.

R&S Mobile Network Testing 

Rohde & Schwarz’s extensive and diverse Mobile Network Testing product portfolio provides sophisticated, cost-effective test solutions for mobile operators, infrastructure vendors, testing service providers, installation companies and government regulators. The products address every test scenario in the network lifecycle – from base station installation to network acceptance and network benchmarking; from optimization and troubleshooting to interference hunting and spectrum analysis; from IP application awareness to QoS and QoE of voice, data, video and app-based services.

Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing solutions provide all the hardware, software and resources that the mobile networking industry needs to efficiently deliver better services with higher quality for customers while enabling suppliers to increase the value of their networks and products. Click here to know more.