Malaysian spectrum monitoring capabilities boosted by Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz, known for its solutions in test and measurement, technology systems, and networks and cybersecurity, has received an order from the Malaysia telecoms regulator.

The Malaysian regulator has awarded Rohde & Schwarz a contract for a nationwide system of fixed spectrum monitoring stations that can be remotely controlled at one national and five regional headquarters.

Rohde & Schwarz will both supply numerous monitoring stations to replace existing systems and will establish new stations. All of them are based on the R&S UMS compact monitoring and radiolocation system with a new combined monitoring and DF antenna.

The antenna incorporates many features, such as an active / passive switch for adapting to different environments, along with horizontal and vertical polarization, in line with ITU recommendations. A site acceptance test is planned for March 2023. 

The system features monitoring, direction finding and advanced R&S ARGUS spectrum monitoring software which is remotely controlled from regional offices and from the headquarter.

Minimum infrastructure requirements ensure maximum site selection flexibility, says the company, adding that R&S ARGUS enables direct measurements, interactive routines and automatic procedures. The software combines powerful spectrum monitoring features with easy and efficient operation, making it perfect for both experts and less experienced operators.

Rohde & Schwarz says that the solution will act as a critical regulatory tool in the efficient planning and utilization of Malaysia’s frequency spectrum resources.