COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, Inc. (PCTEST LAB), an accredited testing laboratory for wireless testing and certification, has upgraded its R&S TS8980FTA-2, R&S CMW-PQA and R&S CMW500 systems to accommodate the new eMBMS test plans for 3GPP conformance and carrier acceptance testing.
Mobile wireless carriers are focusing an increasing amount of attention to mobile video delivery. Video content already makes up a majority of all internet traffic and it continues to grow. The introduction of Enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS) for LTE-Advanced networks holds considerable promise. eMBMS provides native support for broadcasting and multicasting in a wireless IP environment. In addition, eMBMS provides increased spectral efficiency at the cell edge, with low power consumption.
In order to ensure a successful introduction of eMBMS technology onto LTE networks, eMBMS testing includes conformance, functional and performance testing to ensure the overall quality of the end-user's experience. This also includes the important aspects of validating that the eMBMS service does not interfere or impact other applications running on the device, such as receiving voice calls or dialing E-911.
"Delivering video over mobile networks is the next big hurdle for mobile operators to overcome," says Randy Ortanez, President of PCTEST Lab. "eMBMS holds tremendous promise to deliver video effectively and cost efficiently. The test requirements for eMBMS cut across several different areas, including video performance, all of which present us with significant technical challenges. Rohde & Schwarz helps us meet these challenges by consistently providing us with the test solutions and test cases we need to keep up with our customer demands."
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About PCTEST Engineering Laboratory (Columbia, Maryland USA)
PCTEST Lab is a leading independent test laboratory offering one-stop conformance, performance, and regulatory testing of wireless devices in accordance with industry and 3GPP/3GPP2 technical requirements, including RF, Protocol, RRM, Release 10 Carrier Aggregation and carrier-specific test plans. PCTEST Lab is an approved VoLTE Lab, LTE/CDMA Safe-For-Network (SFN) Lab, an Open Development Lab, an OTA Antenna Performance Lab, as well as an A-GPS test facility for major U.S. carriers including GCF and PTCRB certifications. For more information regarding PCTEST Lab's test services, visit www.pctestlab.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group offers innovative solutions in the following business fields: test and measurement, broadcast and media, secure communications, cybersecurity, radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded more than 80 years ago, this independent company has an extensive sales and service network and is present in more than 70 countries. The electronics group is among the world market leaders in its established business fields. On June 30, 2014, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 9800 employees. It achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.75 billion in the 2013/2014 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany. It also has regional headquarters in Singapore and Columbia, Maryland, USA, to manage its operations in these regions.
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