Rohde & Schwarz has been a member of the Intel Network Builders program since 2013. Engagement with the program has resulted in a fruitful collaboration with its broad ecosystem and the demonstration of a “Smart Pipe” server proof of concept at IDF 2013. The PoC, used in small cells as a mobile Internet access gateway, provides real-time applications with all available bandwidth across different access networks.

R&S®PACE 2 acts as the embedded DPI engine inside the "Smart Pipe" to identify mobile Voice over IP (VoIP) calls and video streaming sessions and take appropriate actions to improve QoE.

"R&S®PACE 2 enables rapid network application development by providing full integration-support for DPDK and extensive performance optimizations for Intel-based CPU architectures."