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By | February 19, 2020 | 498 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 | 663 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 | 1,598 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 | 1,861 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 | 2,711 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 | 2,269 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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By | December 19, 2018 | 1,133 views
 

Quality of experience: are you really taking care of it in your mobile network?

Quality of experience (QoE) is crucial for the success of mobile network operators because subscribers are increasingly sensitive to the perceived quality of applications in mobile networks. Operators will only grow their subscriber base if they can lure subscribers from competing operators by offering a better perceived QoE. In a recent webinar, we provocatively asked the question “Are you really…

 
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By | March 19, 2018 | 2,082 views
 

Measuring QoE of mobile data apps for network optimization (part 3 of 3)

How can mobile app testing support network optimization? In previous posts, we explained how you could assess the QoE of data applications on smartphones by measuring the success rate and duration of a series of actions. Based on large-scale real field measurement data, we showed how the duration saturates at higher available network speeds and examined the causes of this…

 
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By | March 1, 2018 | 1,679 views
 

Measuring QoE of mobile data applications: behind the scenes (part 2 of 3)

In the previous post, we explained how to measure QoE of mobile data applications on smartphones by means of success rate and the duration of a series of actions. Based on large-scale real field data, we showed how the duration saturates at higher available network speeds. But where does saturation come from? And what is going on in the background,…

 
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