Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) and MediaTek have announced that they have completed the verification of location-based services (LBS) in the U-plane and C-plane for A-BeiDou. A-BeiDou is a GNSS satellite position system from China. The verification of MediaTek's device under test (DUT) using an R&S test system is the first time that the setup could be used to validate and verify a device for A-BeiDou location based services.

The R&S TS-LBS is a test system for testing GNSS and network-based LBS. It consists of an R&S CMW500 as the base station simulator and an R&S SMBV100A GNSS simulator. The R&S CMW500 provides assistance data to the DUT and the R&S SMBV100A simulates the BeiDou satellites. The R&S TS-LBS test system can be used to obtain GCF and PTCRB certification as well as network operator specific certification for chip sets and mobile devices.

The R&S TS-LBS test system allows mobile manufacturers, chipset manufacturers, test houses and network operators to verify chipsets and mobile devices in order to obtain permission to operate them on a particular network.