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By | June 10, 2020 | 601 views

Interactivity test: Examples from real 5G networks (part 3)

After discussing the shift of focus in QoE measurements in 5G networks, introducing the concept of interactivity, and explaining our test approach, we will conclude this 3-part series with measurement examples from real networks, including 5G. We will show the interactivity test in action and present test results from different real field measurements. Before going further, let us briefly revisit…

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By | April 30, 2020 | 580 views

Interactivity test: Concept and KPIs (part 2)

In the first part of this series, we discussed how the focus of QoE measurements in 5G networks shifted to measuring the quality of actively used services and introduced the concept of interactivity. We have defined the interactivity of a network as the measurable continuity and latency of a given bit rate. Now, we will look into interactivity measurements, traffic…

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By | April 14, 2020 | 733 views

Interactivity test: QoS/QoE measurements in 5G (part 1)

Most users have the impression that 5G will just provide more data rate. This is true; the transport capacity will increase due to the additional spectrum made available to operators through the licensing of 5G frequencies. This will surely improve the download experience, especially in heavily loaded areas. However, 5G is more than just more data rate. The main advantage…

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By | February 19, 2020 | 847 views

Network Performance Score: How to conduct NPS benchmarking campaigns

The Network Performance Score (NPS) reflects the perceived technical performance of a mobile network or one of its subsets such as region, period, or technology. The overall NPS score is the combination of carefully considered and weighted main key performance indicators (KPI) for a wide range of services that are essential and exemplary for service quality. But what needs to…

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By | February 4, 2020 | 1,163 views

Network Performance Score: Configurator for step-by-step campaign setup

The Network Performance Score (NPS) is an integral part of our benchmarking and analytics products based on the Smart platform. In previous posts, we have discussed how the score weights the key performance indicators for a wide range of services and combines them into an overall score. With the configuration of the NPS being pertinent to reliable results, we have…

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By | December 12, 2019 | 2,493 views

Real 5G UE measurements – achieving gigabit speeds

Solutions from Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing have been used in 5G engineering use cases and pre-commercial trials since the beginning of 5G. With the introduction of our 5G scanners (R&S®TSMA6 and R&S®TSME6), in combination with the drive test software R&S®ROMES4, we have taken the lead in testing 5G networks. However, measuring the real user experience in 5G and…

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By | August 28, 2019 | 2,212 views

Network Performance Score: Templates for easy support in all products

The initial blog post about the standardized Network Performance Score (NPS) discusses the demand for an efficient calculation method of an overall score that reflects the perceived technical performance of a network or one of its subsets such as region, period, or technology. The score considers and weights the main key performance indicators (KPIs) for a wide range of services,…

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By | July 3, 2019 | 2,914 views

Impressions from managed services team benchmarking Africa

We have extended our traditional business focus from supplying mobile network testing solutions to being a fully-fledged managed services provider of benchmarking campaigns. In April 2018, Rohde & Schwarz created the managed services team to run large-scale benchmarking projects such as the one commissioned by the South African MTN Group. Besides figuring out logistics, infrastructure, topography and climate, the team…

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By | January 17, 2019 | 2,457 views

Network Performance Score: Initiate improvements with a QoE-centric score

There are various scores, as in scoring methods, claiming to measure the performance of mobile networks on the market. Some scores are based on plain technical metrics, others on quality of experience (QoE) measurements or surveys. Which score should a mobile network operator (MNO) choose? The one providing the highest score? The cheapest one? The one based on technical scores…

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