5G test toolset selected by Japanese mobile maker

The 5G Conformance Toolset, part of Keysight Technologies’ 5G network emulation solution portfolio, has been selected by NTT DOCOMO to ensure 5G new radio (NR) mobile devices comply to the latest 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards prior to market introduction of new 5G services.

The network emulation solutions were selected by NTT DOCOMO for characterising and validating 5G NR mobile devices to ensure these operate as intended on the mobile operator's 5G network.

As a contributor to the 3GPP standards organisation, Keysight helps mobile operators, such as NTT DOCOMO and its mobile device suppliers, confidently evolve with the latest 5G NR standards as defined by 3GPP and adopted in the GCF and PTCRB certification schemes.

"Keysight's proven expertise in 5G and end-to-end 5G test solutions enable us to accelerate our 5G commercialisation plans," said Toshiyuki Futakata, vice president and general manager of Communication Device Development Department, NTT DOCOMO. "By working with Keysight we are confident that our new 5G mobile devices comply to the latest 3GPP standards to meet our customers' high expectations, enabling us to create new business opportunities based on 5G technology."

Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions leverage the company's UXM 5G wireless test platform to address the device development workflow from early design to acceptance and manufacturing.

It supports the device certification process and scales for mobile device verification and certification across radio frequency (RF), radio resource management (RRM) and protocol. Users can certify new designs in both FR1 (sub-6GHz frequencies) in conducted test environments and FR2 (mmWave frequencies) in over-the-air (OTA) test environments that integrate chambers including Keysight's Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR).

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