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TEOCO Upgrades Wireless Device Testing Capabilities to Cover 4.9G: Cellular IoT & Mobile Broadband

To enable high-speed mobile broadband devices and highly efficient cellular IoT devices designed for low data rates and low cost, certified test labs must adapt and deliver on a diversified range of test cases quickly and seamlessly. TEOCO's Test Labs are

COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As an integral part of a global strategic alliance TEOCO, the leading provider of analytics, assurance and optimization solutions to over 300 CSPs and OEMs worldwide, has expanded its market-leading testing capabilities with test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz covering eMTC, NB-IoT and LAA. With this added capacity and capability, TEOCO's Aircom Labs and CTS MC Labs will now be able to support the latest conformance (GCF & PTCRB) and network operator acceptance test requirements associated with LTE Release 13 from all major Tier-1 carriers in the United States – Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint. These upgrades also prepare TEOCO's multiple cutting-edge labs in Silicon Valley and Dallas, Texas to cover the challenges that come with LTE Release 14 & 15, which will further enhance mobile broadband, IoT, reliability and latency capabilities of wireless devices on the path to 5G.

LTE-Advanced Pro (3GPP Release 13 onwards) introduced many new features aimed at increasing data rates beyond 1 Gbps for mobile devices. Carrier aggregation (CA) was introduced in LTE Release 10 and was capable of supporting up to five component carriers for a total bandwidth of 100MHz, while LTE-Advanced Pro further extends this to support up to 32 component carriers for much greater bandwidths delivering pre-5G gigabit data rate performance. Also in Release 13, the ability to leverage unlicensed spectrum with LAA greatly expands the available spectrum for high-speed devices. Higher order MIMO systems (with up to 64 antenna ports) and full-dimension beamforming are also key technologies improved in Release 13 to help address future capacity demands. With all these new technologies comes increased device complexity at the RF, baseband and protocol levels.

"We must be prepared for the vast range of future mobile devices – many of which we have already begun testing in our expert labs. LTE enhancements are pushing the feature sets of devices in two completely opposite directions, whether it's a high-speed mobile device pushing 1.2 Gbps or a C-IoT device that needs to survive 20 years on a single battery," said Hemant Minocha, Executive Vice President at TEOCO. "It is critical that we equip our engineers across multiple labs with the innovative and cutting-edge tools to cover the wide range of evolving requirements. Our strategic partnership with Rohde & Schwarz makes this possible, combining our RF expertise and further integrating our labs to bring next generation solutions to the marketplace."

Rohde & Schwarz's test solutions for 5G, IoT and LTE-Advanced Pro can be seen at Mobile World Congress Americas September 12-14, 2017 at the Hall North Stand N.1360.

Press contacts:
North America: Keith Cobler, Phone: +1 214 663 6394, E-mail: 176293@email4pr.com

Contacts for readers:
Customer Support North America: Phone: +1 888 837 8772, E-mail: customer.support@rsa.rohde-schwarz.com

TEOCO is a leading provider of analytics, assurance and optimization solutions to over 300 communication service providers (CSPs) and OEMs worldwide.  Our solutions enable the digital transformation of CSPs while enhancing their network QoS, improving their customer experience and reducing their operational costs.

Through advanced analytics, TEOCO solutions provide actionable and measureable insights into network and customer behavior. This includes the optimization, effective monetization, and delivery of new and existing services, such as VoLTE and ViLTE.

Our commitment to network flexibility and agility makes TEOCO the obvious choice for CSPs looking to leverage NFV/SDN and the rise of 5G, and to maximize the revenue potential of new opportunities tied to the Internet of Things (IoT).

For more information, visit www.teoco.com

Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group offers innovative solutions in all fields of wireless communications as well as in IT security. Founded more than 80 years ago, the independent company has an extensive sales and service network with subsidiaries and representatives in more than 70 countries. On June 30, 2016, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 10,000 employees. The group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 1.92 billion in the 2015/2016 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and also has strong regional hubs in Asia and the USA.

R&S ® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG.

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