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Rohde & Schwarz Wins GTI Innovation Award for Its Industry-Leading R&S TS8980 Conformance Test System

Press release date: February 25, 2014

Rohde & Schwarz, a world leader in all areas of RF test and measurement, has won a highly esteemed Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) Innovation Award for 2014 in recognition of its outstanding service to the mobile communications industry.

Munich — Each year, the GTI awards acknowledge the achievements and success of industry players participating in the TD-LTE ecosystem. Rohde & Schwarz has been singled out for its R&S TS8980 conformance test system, which tests, verifies and validates mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, flash drives and machine-to-machine modules. Christian Leicher, President and COO of Rohde & Schwarz, accepted the award at yesterday's evening event hosted by GTI during Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.

The R&S TS8980 was the first validated TD-LTE test system on the market and the first to introduce TD-LTE conformance testing capability. It has consistently led the field in TDD innovation by providing new validation and verification capabilities, including 4x2 MIMO and many emerging 3GPP release 9 features such as beamforming. The R&S TS8980 offers users a full range of advanced features and leading-edge performance. Its capabilities range from testing receiver and transmitter technology, radio resource management capabilities, interoperability and location based services (LBS) to performance and quality measurements.

Development and design of the R&S TS8980 have kept pace with industry's recognition of the importance of interoperability and excellent customer experience as prerequisites to ensuring economies of scale, roaming capabilities and excellent revenues for operators. Each test innovation is aimed at ensuring maximum interoperability, achieving the best possible end-user service, fully automating test procedures, speeding up time-to-market and optimizing valuable resources such as frequency spectrum.

Upon accepting the award, Christian Leicher commented, "We are honored to receive the GTI Innovation Award. The R&S TS8980 serves the entire TD-LTE industry. We are committed to GTI and want to help move TD-LTE forward with our technology. Receiving this award confirms that we are on the right track."

Press contacts:
Europe (headquarters): Christian Mokry, Phone: +49 89 4129 13052, Fax: +49 89 4129 13208, E-mail:
North America: Pam Sanders, Phone: +1 410 910 7908, E-mail:
Asia Pacific: Wen Shi Tong, Phone: +65 6 307-0029, E-mail:

Contacts for readers:
Customer Support Europe, Africa, Middle East: Phone: +49 89 4129 12345, E-mail:
Customer Support North America: Phone: +1 888 837 8772, E-mail:
Customer Support Latin America: Phone: +1 410 910 7988, E-mail:
Customer Support Asia: Phone: +65 65130 488, E-mail:
Customer Support China: Phone: +86-800-810-8228 or +86-400-650-5896, E-mail:

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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