Testing company Rohde & Schwarz says it is offering the first system capable of smartphone compliance testing to provide location information for emergency calls to 112.

A new European Commission regulation requires that, from March 2022, all smartphones sold in the European Union must be able to provide position data when a caller calls 112, the European equivalent of a 911 emergency call. Smartphones must comply with different positioning systems to comply with the new rules, according to Rohde & Schwarz. Certification service provider Cetecom is already carrying out the first E112 tests using test sequences supplied by R&S.

In other test news:

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Handheld device manufacturer Wistron uses Ansys’ simulation software to save time and costs associated with 5G antenna power testing and performance optimization. Ansys says its system allows the company to “simulate and measure antenna performance faster than more expensive, low-efficiency instrument-driven alternatives.”

British Telecom (BT) and Nokia announced a new Open RAN trial in the city of Hull on Wednesday. BT will install Nokia’s RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) in a number of locations. The aim of the project: to optimize and scale Open RAN network performance under controlled real-world conditions. Full story here.

-According to the latest Opensignal 5G experience report, Verizon remains the sole winner of the experiential measures, which include the gaming and voice app experience, but T-Mobile US “dominates both in the speed metrics and the two measures of network size. ” Furthermore, overall, T-Mobile US showed more notable improvements across all categories compared to Verizon and AT&T.“T-Mobile reported that it has reached its 2021 goal of reaching 200 million people with what it is called “Ultra Capacity 5G”. ” service, which relies on the 2.5 GHz band. AT&T and Verizon have little comparable mid-band 5G spectrum able to support their users’ experience as they launch the C- band 5G have slowed down,” said Opensignal. Full story here.

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