Rohde & Schwarz SwissQual AG is a Telecommunications company specializing in wireless network service quality benchmarking and network optimization. The company is a contributor to ITU-T standards for speech and video quality assessment.

Rohde & Schwarz SwissQual AG
HeadquartersZuchwil, Switzerland
Key people
Hanspeter Bobst (CEO)
ProductsMobile Network Testing
RevenueCHF40 million
Number of employees

Company historyEdit

Rohde & Schwarz SwissQual AG was founded in 2000 and was the first company to introduce specialized wireless network benchmarking equipment.

In January 2006 the company was acquired by Spirent for $65m.[1]

In 2007 the company was divested by Spirent and acquired by a group of private investors.[2]

In March 2010 SwissQual announced they had carried out network quality drive testing on the world's first commercial LTE network, TeliaSonera in Sweden.[3]

In July 2012, SwissQual became a wholly independent subsidiary of Rohde & Schwarz.[4] R&S is a German testing equipment manufacturer.

In July 2018, the company changed its name to Rohde & Schwarz SwissQual AG.

Speech and video quality algorithmsEdit

  • In June 2010 SwissQual was one of three companies selected to provide the next generation high definition voice testing standard POLQA.
  • In January 2011 SwissQual was the only company selected to provide the next generation high definition video testing standard VQuad-HD / J.341.
  • In 2015 SwissQual in collaboration with Deutsche Telekom T-Labs in Berlin developed the standard J.343.1 "RS-T-VModel".[5]


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