Rohde & Schwarz to buy SwissQual to strengthen test market presence

Telecom Lead Europe:
Test and measurement major Rohde & Schwarz is set to buy SwissQual, a
provider of systems for measuring and assessing the quality of service (QoS) in
wireless networks.

The acquisition of SwissQual will enable Rohde & Schwarz
to address the drive test market with a complete technological offering.

Effective July 2, 2012, SwissQual will be a fully
independent Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary. The company headquarters and
regional presences will be retained. It will be referred to as SwissQual AG – A
Rohde & Schwarz Company in external communications.

The product portfolios of both companies complement each
other: Rohde & Schwarz, with its expertise in RF test equipment, is well
positioned in the network optimization and network engineering segments.
SwissQual, the market leader for benchmarking systems, contributes solutions
for network benchmarking and network monitoring.

The product portfolio will offer a range of solutions for
QoS testing, end-to-end testing, drive test systems, scanners and wireless
network optimization. The two companies already have a sales partnership for
the R&S ROMES2GO smartphone-based test mobile phones that were developed by

After years of substantial investment and rapid growth,
SwissQual, founded in 2000 and based in Zuchwil, Switzerland, was seeking a
strong partner who would support continued growth.

SwissQual is one of the largest independent suppliers of
solutions for quality of service (QoS) benchmarking and RF optimization of
wireless networks. The company is a recognized expert in the assessment of
voice, data and video quality in wireless networks.

SwissQual, an international company with around 100
employees, is currently expanding its staff.

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