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CETECOM Chooses Rohde & Schwarz to Expand Its Device Testing Capabilities for LTE Advanced, VoLTE, and LBS

Press release date: February 27, 2014

The R&S TS8980FTA-2 and R&S CMW500 platforms from Rohde & Schwarz enhance the overall certification and acceptance testing capabilities of CETECOM to bring products to market faster and with better quality.

COLUMBIA, Md. - CETECOM, a specialist in test and certification for wireless communication devices, has selected the R&S TS8980FTA-2 and R&S CMW500 wireless test platforms for conformance and network operators acceptance testing for LTE Release 10 carrier aggregation, IMS, VoLTE, RCS, E911 over IMS, A-GNSS, OTDOA and eCID.

As mobile phones have shifted from voice only to full multimedia devices at the center of all we do, the number of technologies included in the devices has increased dramatically. LTE-Advanced and IMS related features such as carrier aggregation, VoLTE and RCS are triggering an explosion of new test requirements designed to ensure the end-user's quality of service. Devices using VoLTE must support E911 over IMS for emergency services. Testing E911 over IMS involves the verification of the IMS protocol stack and location determination performance. Location based services technologies, such as the satellite based A-GNSS or LTE network based OTDOA, must be tested quickly and efficiently without adding significant cost or time to the testing and certification process. Meeting these challenges requires industry-leading test and certification systems, such as the R&S TS8980FTA-2 and R&S CMW500 that can seamlessly address the testing complexities of legacy, current and future technologies.

"The tremendous growth in the number of LTE devices and the continuous introduction of new features increased the need for precise and efficient testing. Adding the Rohde & Schwarz systems to our existing range of test equipment enables CETECOM to provide the necessary industry certifications and network operator acceptance testing and consequently meets the demands of our customers," stated Wilfried Klassmann, CEO of CETECOM. "In today's fast changing world of ever-growing wireless devices and seamless connectivity, we understand our customer needs and how we must be able to quickly adapt to rapidly changing market conditions. We are fully committed to meeting these needs and are pleased to be working with partners such as Rohde & Schwarz."

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As a leading international service provider for the telecommunications and information technology industries CETECOM offers test and certification solutions to ensure the fast market access of systems or modules with integrated radio technology. As a specialist in wireless communication technologies like Wi-Fi/WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE, UMTS, GSM, SmartCard Technologies, NFC or RFID we assist manufacturers through the test and certification process of M2M products or applications. For more information about CETECOM, e-mail or visit

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, and radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded 80 years ago, this independent global company has an extensive sales network and is present in more than 70 countries. It has around 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 through June 2013). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.


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