Mobile communications operator T-Mobile International has chosen the Rohde & Schwarz group as the exclusive supplier of its standard drive test systems. The contract includes the delivery of R&S® ROMES software and associated mobile radio scanners to five European countries. T-Mobile International will use the drive test systems to test the transmission quality of channels in its mobile radio networks. This will enable the network operator to ensure interference-free mobile communications coverage.

The drive test systems’ performance and cost effectiveness influenced T-Mobile International’s decision to choose the Rohde & Schwarz’ drive test system. The company’s test and measurement solution is fast and can simultaneously analyze the quality of both GSM and UMTS radio channels. This is a key advantage for T-Mobile International because the drive test systems can handle all of the standards relevant to its networks.

The two companies have enjoyed an excellent partnership for many years, particularly in Germany. Kai Schatton, Vice President radio networks automation and quality at T-Mobile International, said, “Our service teams are constantly doing field work to make sure that we provide optimal network coverage, voice quality and data transmission. They rely on Rohde & Schwarz drive test systems, which have proven to be excellent solutions."