SGS Utilizes Rohde & Schwarz Equipment to Enhance Its Testing Capabilities for LTE-Advanced, VoLTE, and LBS Devices

The R&S TS8980FTA-2 and R&S CMW500 platforms from Rohde & Schwarz has increased the overall test capabilities for SGS, providing more capabilities to its growing list of customers.

Columbia, MD — SGS, the world leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has selected the Rohde & Schwarz R&S TS8980FTA-2 and R&S CMW500 wireless test platforms for industry conformance and carrier acceptance testing supporting key technologies including:

• LTE FDD and TDD Release 8, 9 and 10

• carrier aggregation



• eCID

• E911 over IMS

Wireless carriers and mobile device manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to differentiate themselves in today's highly competitive market. With data traffic on the rise, more applications running over IP and an increase in services requiring geo-localization, utilizing spectrum efficiently is more important than ever. New technologies and features around carrier aggregation, voice over LTE (VoLTE) and location based services (LBS) are poised to make a significant impact in the near future. But even as these advances in wireless technology are adopted, the legacy 2G & 3G technologies of the past must still be supported and tested. This expanded scope of testing requires equipment that can support legacy, current and next generation conformance and carrier acceptance requirements.

"As LTE Release 8, 9 & 10 become mainstream technologies, SGS is adding support for test requirements covering the next wave of mobile wireless devices that will take communications and connectivity to a whole new level," says Michael Spitzer, US Wireless Director of SGS. "At SGS, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art testing capabilities for all our customers to help them get their products to market faster and with higher quality. We are pleased to work with companies such as Rohde & Schwarz to help us get there."

Press contacts:

North America: Keith Cobler, Phone: +1 214 663 6394, E-mail:

Europe (headquarters): Christian Mokry, Phone: +49 89 4129 13052, 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,


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,


About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

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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