BASKING RIDGE, NJ, UNITED STATES, AND MUNICH, GERMANY — Verizon Wireless announced today that the company has selected Rohde & Schwarz as a provider of testing solutions for the certification of devices that will operate on the nationwide 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network Verizon Wireless is building on the Upper 700 MHz C-Block spectrum. Rohde & Schwarz will provide test platform solutions which include system simulators, channel simulators and software for automation. Any person or organization considering offering devices on the upcoming Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network can use these tools in preparation for device certification by independent labs.
Today’s announcement marks the first time that companies have worked together for device testing platforms. Verizon Wireless previously announced it is working with Spirent Communications as a provider of testing equipment solutions for wireless devices that will operate on its 4G LTE wireless network. This announcement expands the platforms supporting Verizon Wireless LTE testing requirements.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 7400 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.2 billion (US$ 1.7 billion) in fiscal year 2008/2009 (July 2008 to June 2009). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.