Rohde & Schwarz and SwissQual announce sales partnership for the new R&S ROMES2GO test smartphone

At airports, trade fairs or sports stadiums – wherever large numbers of smartphone users gather – data traffic dramatically increases. The simple and economical cutting-edge QualiPoc Android walk test solution from SwissQual allows network operators to ensure high quality coverage at crowded locations. Rohde & Schwarz now offers this smartphone-based test solution for voice and data services with the new R&S ROMES2GO.

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona 2012-February 27, 2012- (Virtual Press Office) — Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its drive test portfolio with the new version of the R&S ROMES2GO, which is an advanced, LTE-capable walk test solution based on an Android smartphone. Various models cover all major wireless technologies – from GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA and HSPA to CDMA, EV DO and LTE. An optional voice quality measurement in line with the new POLQA standard is also available. Measurement results are converted into the data format used by the R&S ROMES software and can be analyzed in detail back at the workplace.

The new R&S ROMES2GO is a compact, flexible walk test solution for network operators and their partners, e.g. T&M service providers, manufacturers and operators of network infrastructure and regulatory authorities. When using network voice and data services, the handheld walk test solution works just like a normal smartphone. It is easy to operate and requires no special training. This economical solution also makes it possible to deploy a large number of test mobile phones to collect statistically conclusive data.

Field technicians can use the R&S ROMES2GO to test networks at locations that are inaccessible by test vehicles, for example at trade fairs, airports and shopping centers. Simple measurement tasks have been preconfigured. The walk test solution measures parameters such as signal strength or performance based on the data rate. Errors are quickly and easily identified, allowing network operators to provide better coverage and continually keep up with the requirements of advanced smartphones and their users.

"Worldwide, Rohde & Schwarz does very well with its network test systems," says Dietmar Vahldiek, Director of the Systems and Projects Subdivision at Rohde & Schwarz. "The sales partnership with SwissQual allows us to offer a modern smartphone-based walk test solution for optimizing networks of all technologies. The R&S ROMES2GO integrates the QualiPoc Android, making it a perfect fit for our portfolio."

"We are very pleased to have won the confidence of such a trusted, respected company as Rohde & Schwarz " says John May, CEO of SwissQual AG. "The Rohde & Schwarz global sales and service network will give many more customers in the network optimization field access to our innovative smartphone-based walk test solution."

The new R&S ROMES2GO is now available from Rohde & Schwarz.

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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 more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8400 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.6 billion (US$ 2.2 billion) in fiscal year 2010/2011 (July 2010 to June 2011). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

About SwissQual AG

SwissQual AG 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 Solothurn, Switzerland, SwissQual was also the first independent company to provide drive test results for the world's first commercial 4G/LTE network and today serves more than 200 customers - including AT&T, Orange, Vodafone and Telefónica - in over 100 countries worldwide.

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