Rohde & Schwarz empowers mobile operators to deliver
quality of experience

Rohde & Schwarz test solutions ensure device quality, maximize network performance and provide insight into customer useage.

CTIA 2013, LAS VEGAS, May 21, 2013 — (Virtual Press Office) -- Rohde & Schwarz, a global leader in test and measurement, 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.”

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Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz ( is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation as well as secure communications. Established almost 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8700 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.8 billion (USD 2.3 billion) in fiscal year 2011/2012 (July 2011 to June 2012). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

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SwissQual – A Rohde & Schwarz Company – is one of the largest independent suppliers of specialist equipment for wireless network service quality benchmarking and RF optimization, and is widely recognized as an expert contributor in the field of perceptual speech and video quality assessment. Founded in 2000 and based in Zuchwil, Switzerland, SwissQual was acquired by Rohde & Schwarz in July 2012, and today serves more than 200 customers - including AT&T, Orange, Vodafone and Telefónica - in over 100 countries worldwide. For more details please visit

ipoque – A Rohde & Schwarz Company – provides network intelligence and policy control solutions helping fixed and mobile broadband operators to better understand traffic patterns, monetize new data services and improve the quality of experience for their subscribers. Our application classification and analysis engine enables bandwidth and congestion control, prioritized quality of service delivery and detailed network visibility. Over 200 broadband operator customers in more than 60 countries across the globe rely on ipoque's policy control solution to limit equipment and operating expenditures, increase profitability and maximize subscriber satisfaction. ipoque was founded in 2005 in Leipzig, Germany, and has become a Rohde & Schwarz company in 2011.

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