Rohde & Schwarz and Skylo Technologies are collaborating to set up a device acceptance scheme for Skylo’s non-terrestrial network (NTN) NB-IoT for satellites in low earth orbit.
The device test framework from Rohde & Schwarz will be used to test NTN chipsets, modules and devices to validate compatibility with the test specification for the Skylo its software defined network. The aim is to optimize the network performance for reliable, ubiquitous narrowband connectivity for the Internet of Things (NB IoT).
R&S is already working with Qualcomm on satellite IoT chipsets and with IMST in Germany on antenna systems.
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The Rohde & Schwarz NTN device acceptance framework will be used to test NTN devices for compatibility with the Skylo network.
The strategic deal covers 3GPP Release 17 testing of chipsets, modules and devices using the NTN NB-IoT protocol for real-time data transmission from satellites in different orbits.
The NTN device acceptance test framework is built on the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester. The framework can be used from R&D and GCF/PTCRB certification to carrier acceptance tests. The CMW500 software stacks provide repeatable results in a single box.
- Active OTA antenna array testing for satellite terminals
- Comprehensive test system for 5G NR Release 17
“This collaboration underscores our commitment to providing the highest quality non-terrestrial network services to our customers. By joining forces, we are confident in our ability to set new benchmarks for network reliability and performance in remote and underserved regions,” said Dr Andrew Nuttall, Chief Technology Officer of Skylo Technologies.