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CommSolid and Rohde & Schwarz completed first NB-IoT GCF test campaign

Employing Rohde & Schwarz’s leading NB-IoT test solution ensures the maturity of CommSolid’s CSN130 NB-IoT IP solution

Dresden/ Munich, June 27, 2017: CommSolid, the cellular IoT IP (Intellectual Property) company, and Rohde & Schwarz, leading manufacturer of test and measurement equipment, announce today the successful completion of the first joint GCF (Global Certification Forum) test campaign. GCF certification represents the systematic assessment of network and device interoperability for full standard conformance, ensuring compatibility across global cellular networks. 3GPP NB-IoT (NarrowBand-IoT) is the trendsetting and cost optimized cellular network technology for the Internet of Things (IoT) leveraging GCF testing criteria for global deployments.

“The fast-paced cellular IoT market demands mature and thoroughly tested IP solutions to ensure first-time-right products”, states Dr. Matthias Weiss, Managing Director at CommSolid. “From day one we focused on extensive verification and systematic pre-certification. This enables our customers to release IoT optimized products in short time and is the key pillar of having the most mature IP solution in the market.”

“Probably billions of IoT devices will soon be exchanging data over mobile networks. All these devices will have to pass the test criteria specified by the GCF,” comments Anton Meßmer, Vice President Mobile Radio Tester at Rohde & Schwarz. “We provide the necessary GCF-certified T&M solutions to ensure smooth and secure machine-to-machine communications. The cooperation with CommSolid helps us assess NB-IoT-specific requirements and continuously enhance our test solutions.”

The recent GCF test campaign was conducted on CommSolid’s real-time reference platform against Rohde & Schwarz CMW500 test solution. It marks an important step towards pre-certification of CommSolid’s integration ready CSN130 NB-IoT solution.

About CommSolid
CommSolid is the cellular IP company providing leading edge ultra-low power solutions for the growing IoT market. This market demands highly optimized and easy-to-integrate communication solutions for the NarrowBand-IoT standard, allowing every sensor to be directly connected to the Internet. Once integrated into customer integrated circuits (ICs), CommSolid’s baseband Intellectual Property (IP) enables smart applications that modernize and enrich our life in areas like health care, smart home, transport, logistic systems and industrial applications. Leveraging the experience of more than a decade at the forefront of the wireless communication business, CommSolid has unique capabilities to handle high volume and extremely integrated low power solutions.

Additional information is available at www.commsolid.com.

About 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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