SGS Expands LTE/4G Testing Capabilities with Rohde & Schwarz

SGS enhances its LBS, eMBMS, carrier aggregation, IMS, and Wi-Fi calling / Wi-Fi offloading solutions to cover the next wave of LTE devices and wireless connectivity.

Columbia, MD – SGS, the world leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has selected Rohde Schwarz to strengthen its industry conformance and carrier acceptance testing capabilities for key LTE/4G technologies.

Expanding on its existing RS TS8980FTA-2 and R&S CMW500 wireless test platforms, SGS has increased its test capabilities in the following areas:

• LTE LBS (AGNSS/OTDOA) minimum performance, VoLTE E-911 protocol

• LTE eMBMS RF, performance and protocol

• LTE carrier aggregation data throughput, RF performance and protocol

• IMS / VoLTE protocol

• Video telephony performance (audio and video quality)

• Rich communications services (RCS) protocol

• ePDG/WiFi over IMS calling/WiFi offloading

"As LTE becomes more widely accepted and deployed around the world, the focus has turned towards delivering innovative, customer-desired services and features. As such, the time to fully test and qualify the next wave of mobile phones and devices that will be utilizing location-based services, IMS/VoLTE, RCS and other innovative new technologies is right around the corner," says Michael Spitzer, US Wireless Director of SGS. "We are pleased to be working with a partner like Rohde & Schwarz who is committed to providing SGS with the latest testing capabilities, allowing us to help customers get better products to market faster."

Press contacts:

North America:

Keith Cobler

Phone: +1 214 663 6394


Europe (headquarters):

Christian Mokry

Phone: +49 89 4129 13052


Asia Pacific:

Wen Shi Tong

Phone: +65 6 307-0029


Contacts for readers:

Customer Support Europe, Africa, Middle East:

Phone: +49 89 4129 12345


Customer Support North America:

Phone: +1 888 837 8772


Customer Support Latin America:

Phone: +1 410 910 7988


Customer Support Asia:

Phone: +65 65130 488


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

Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of ? 1.9 billion (US$ 2.5 billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 to June 2013). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

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