News | February 19, 2013

Rohde & Schwarz Is The Only Vendor To Offer A Full Portfolio Of Test Solutions For The Complete Mobile Network Lifecycle

Source: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Mobile network operators rely on a number of test and measurement solutions for the lifecycle of a mobile network, which includes planning, installation, optimization and operation of the network. Testing is necessary to ensure the quality of the network and to ultimately deliver the expected subscriber experience. Rohde & Schwarz is announcing today that it is the only T&M equipment vendor to provide solutions for the full mobile network lifecycle from a single source.

At Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Rohde & Schwarz together with the Rohde & Schwarz companies SwissQual and ipoque will be exhibiting its entire range of test solutions for mobile network operators. From RF and protocol test systems for vendor selection, to handheld instruments for on-site installation and interference hunting, to drive test systems, benchmarking and deep packet inspection — no other company offers a comparable range and depth of test solutions to ensure the quality of a mobile network.  

Rohde & Schwarz test solutions assist mobile network operators in a number of ways: initially to choose the correct vendors of infrastructure and user equipment. Network operators then use Rohde & Schwarz test solutions to plan and deploy the network quickly and effectively and to optimize it for efficiency and subscriber experience. Moreover, benchmarking solutions from SwissQual provide critical competitive data on the performance of the network while deep packet inspection from ipoque delivers in-depth knowledge of subscribers’ behavior and allows the traffic to be analyzed, controlled and monetized. 

Christian Leicher, President and COO of Rohde & Schwarz, commented: “With the recent acquisitions of SwissQual and ipoque we have extended our existing portfolio to now offer a uniquely integrated set of test tools from a single source for the different stages of the network lifecycle. This integrated approach not only brings efficiency to our customers but also helps them reconcile the demands of subscribers with their financial objectives in a demanding business environment.”  

Rohde & Schwarz, SwissQual and ipoque are showcasing their combined range of T&M solutions at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. Rohde & Schwarz can be found in hall 6/booth E30, SwissQual in hall 6/booth E122, ipoque in hall 6/booth E126.

About 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 € 1.8B (US$ 2.3B) in fiscal year 2011/2012 (July 2011 to June 2012). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.  

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. In addition, many network equipment providers use ipoque's deep packet inspection technology in their network security, WAN optimization and network management products to analyze data traffic of hundreds of millions of Internet users. For more information, visit  

About SwissQual AG
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 information, visit

SOURCE: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG