Rohde & Schwarz: Leader in communications technology

Rohde & Schwarz provides a wide range of test solutions for mobile devices, infrastructure and networks, helping you optimizing the present and designing the future.
Updated 03 October 2019

Rohde & Schwarz: Leader in communications technology

Founded more than 80 years ago, Germany company Rohde & Schwarz is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of information and communications technology products for professional users. Initially focusing on RF engineering and RF applications in test and measurement, radiocommunications and broadcasting, the company has continually expanded its fields of activity over the past decades. 

The digital transformation of technology, business and society into a networked world means that IP-based communications technology must be integrated into virtually all future products. To succeed, this requires extremely reliable, high data security. Rohde & Schwarz has embraced this field of activity and become one of Germany’s largest manufacturers of IT security products. 

The company has grouped its activities into several business fields in order to address the different markets with dedicated products and solutions.

Rohde & Schwarz is a market-leading supplier in the mobile and wireless communications sector, offering a complete portfolio of T&M instruments and systems for the development, production and type testing of components and consumer devices as well as for setting up and monitoring mobile networks. Other important T&M markets include the automotive industry, aerospace and defense, all industrial electronics sectors, research and education. 

In broadcast and media, Rohde & Schwarz addresses network operators, consumer electronics manufacturers, content providers and post-production studios. The portfolio includes solutions for the entire transmission chain for audiovisual content — from camera output and terrestrial broadcasting to transmission via satellites and IP networks. 

Cybersecurity has become a critical factor in our data-driven world. With its cybersecurity solutions, Rohde & Schwarz protects industry and government authorities against sabotage attacks and espionage. 

Not only data requires protection but also communities, states and individuals. Consequently, measures to ensure homeland and external security are indispensable. Secure communications and intelligence products create information superiority for the army, navy and air force. Rohde & Schwarz also offers specialized products for public safety and security authorities and organizations as well as for operators of critical infrastructures.

The company has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America. On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,500 employees.

MBRSC & Nat Geo air film on UAE astronauts

Updated 27 May 2020

MBRSC & Nat Geo air film on UAE astronauts

National Geographic, in partnership with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC), has aired a new film documenting the UAE’s extraordinary journey into space. The 22-minute eye-gripping documentary, the second in a four-part film series, premiered on May 25 on National Geographic and National Geographic Abu Dhabi.

Capturing the journey of UAE Astronauts Hazzaa Al-Mansoori and Sultan Al-Neyadi, the documentary highlights their dreams and aspirations, which inspired them to follow their ambitions to become astronauts. The film also highlights the hundreds of hours of mental and physical training that enabled them to successfully complete the UAE’s historic mission to reach the International Space Station (ISS).

Celebrating the first Emirati astronaut mission, the National Geographic film depicts Al-Mansoori’s experience of arriving at the ISS and sheds light on his emotional journey back to Earth.

Showcasing how the dreams of a young boy growing up in a small desert town in Liwa turned to reality, the documentary narrates the personal story of Al-Mansoori, who achieved his long-cherished goal of space travel, with sheer grit and determination.

“I have grown up with this dream of reaching the stars and I believe that everyone should look outside at night and dream about space. 


The documentary charts the journey of UAE Astronauts Hazzaa Al-Mansoori and Sultan Al-Neyadi as they prepare for their iconic mission, fine-tuning their bodies mentally and physically and learning to adapt to microgravity in space.

“The night before the launch, I was really busy and could not sleep as I was really excited that I was going to space. Reaching the ISS was the proudest moment of my life and I am extremely proud that I accomplished the mission,” said Al-Mansoori.

Moreover, the film gives unique insights into how the UAE astronaut Al-Neyadi’s experience and special expertise in dealing with cutting-edge technology at the UAE military prepared him toward solving some of the most challenging and complex problems related to space.

“Space is really tough on humans and so I had to undergo a lot of physical training exercises, strengthening my muscles and being well equipped to handle everything as a backup flight crew. The specialized training really helped me in adapting myself to all kinds of environments expected in space,” said Al-Neyadi.

In a riveting and compelling style, the documentary charts the journey of Al-Mansoori and Al-Neyadi as they prepare for their iconic mission, fine-tuning their bodies mentally and physically and learning to adapt to microgravity in space. The film also depicts how the Emirati astronauts trained for emergencies that could potentially endanger their lives and the safety of their mission in space.