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Rohde & Schwarz Maintains Close Ties with Qualcomm for the Development of 5G Network Test Solutions

November 20, 2019 by Rohde & Schwarz

This article highlights Rohde & Schwarz agreement with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., subsidiary for the use of their Interface Control Document for 5G.

Rohde & Schwarz has entered an agreement with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, for the use of their Interface Control Document for 5G as an authorized licensee to develop test equipment based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System.


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Rohde & Schwarz, a premium supplier of test and measurement solutions to the wireless industry, has licensed Qualcomm Technologies’ Interface Control Document for 5G, that describes the unique messages that come from the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System. For Rohde & Schwarz, access to these messages is critical to the development of test solutions such as QualiPoc, for example, that captures and analyses these messages for determining network quality and customer quality of experience.

Any type of interaction between a mobile device and the mobile network requires hundreds, if not thousands, of unique messages that are sent back-and-forth that verify all aspects of a mobile phone call or data session. The quantity and complexity of messaging continues to increase as more features and capabilities are added. This trend will no doubt continue as the industry begins to migrate from 4G/LTE to 5G.

Hans-Peter Bobst, CEO of Rohde & Schwarz SwissQual AG: “Having early and complete access to the Interface Control Document allows us to develop more comprehensive test solutions faster, providing our customers with what they need when they need it. Our customers can rest assured that any measurements they make with our test equipment is technically accurate and legally grounded.”

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About Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of electronic capital goods for industry, infrastructure operators and sovereign clients. The independent group is one of the technology or market leaders in all its fields of activity, such as mobile and radio frequency measurement technology, broadcast and media technology, air traffic control and military radio communications as well as cybersecurity and network technology.