Duo accelerate mobile network troubleshooting

22nd February 2017
Posted By : Mick Elliott

A combined solution from EXFO and Rohde & Schwarz enables technicians to quickly and accurately troubleshoot RF interference issues and allow mobile network operators to minimise OPEX. EXFO’s OpticalRFTM over CPRI/OBSAI application, supported on the compact FTB-1 Pro test platform, can be connected at the baseband unit and remotely accessed via a mobile device to provide real-time RF spectrum views and to quickly detect RF signal interference.

The R&S PR100 portable radio receiver, the R&S FPH or the R&S FSH spectrum analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz can be used to easily hunt and locate the interference in the field by providing a broad view of the spectrum, not only in the station’s operating band but also in the adjacent channels.

Once the potential source has been found, RF interference mitigation techniques can be used and simultaneously validated on a mobile device to determine whether the issue has been resolved.

EXFO and Rohde & Schwarz are global network test and measurement leaders in their respective fields. EXFO develops intelligent, automated network test, data and analytics solutions and Rohde & Schwarz develops wireless T&M technology.

By leveraging the expertise of both companies, mobile network operators, installers and network service providers have access to harmonized solutions for a variety of measurement scenarios.

As part of the cooperative effort, EXFO and Rohde & Schwarz have hosted several mobile network testing workshops and are planning other similar events in the future.

The RF test and measurement solutions from both EXFO and Rohde and Schwarz will be demonstrated at the EXFO booth (6K36, Hall 6) and the Rohde & Schwarz booth (6B50, Hall 6) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (February 27 - March 2).


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