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In these digital times, mobile telecommunications has become an essential part of everyday life – fed by the continuous introduction of new technologies. Consequently, testing and benchmarking of mobile networks has reached a new level of complexity. Predominantly operators, but also infrastructure vendors, service providers and regulators, are hard-pressed to stay on top of the latest developments and changes, including the industry’s most sophisticated, cost-effective and targeted testing techniques.

How to test a mobile network?

To get the most out of the investments you have made in mobile network testing solutions, it helps to better understand today’s mobile network structure. Different tests and procedures apply when you want to understand either the performance of the network itself or the performance of over-the-top (OTT) applications running in the network.

  • How to test a 5G NR network?

    With 5G NR network rollout clearly on the horizon, network operators worldwide are planning pre-commercial network trials in 2018 and 2019. New frequency bands, beamforming support and a wide flexibility of physical radio parameters in 5G NR increase the complexity and strengthen the need for accurate network coverage measurements to enable and verify correct 5G NR network planning and the rollout of base stations.

    Be ahead in 5G. Turn visions into reality.

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  • How to test a NB-IoT / LTE-M network?

    Are narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) and LTE-M just standard add-on to LTE? Not when you look at it from an optimization point of view. When it comes to optimization, networks for IoT applications pose a completely new coverage challenge and good network coverage is essential. Unlike humans, IoT installations, for example in basements, cannot change position to get a better signal.

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  • How to test a MIMO network?

    Operators are counting on the LTE feature 4x4 MIMO to meet the incessant need for more capacity that subscribers demand because they are jamming networks with data traffic. With the increasing commercial availability of 4x4 MIMO capable smartphones, operators can now exploit the higher spectral efficiency and capacity of this antenna technology.

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  • How to test video quality?

    More than 60 per cent of the traffic in mobile networks comes from video streaming services – video on demand and live video. And the most popular video services today are over-the-top (OTT) services such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, etc. To accurately test and measure the quality of experience (QoE) of these third-party applications, you need adequate test setups for those specific use cases.

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