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Keysight drives forward 5G acceptance pplans

28th January 2020
Mick Elliott

Early engagements by Keysight Technologies with all four U.S. mobile operators has resulted in more than 600 validated test cases, which are critical to the operators' respective 5G device acceptance plans. Keysight's 5G network emulation solution suite has also also delivered the leading number of 5G NR test cases validated by major operators in other countries, including China, Korea and Japan.

Keysight leveraged contributions to 5G NR standards and certification forums such as 3GPP, Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB, to create a comprehensive range of test cases used by mobile operators and their ecosystem of device makers to ensure new 5G devices operate as intended on their networks.

"Our close collaborations across the mobile industry has enabled us to fully support major mobile operators' deployments of 5G services that rely on high-end devices," said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Keysight's wireless test group. "We're pleased to offer the industry's most comprehensive range of 5G test solutions to support 5G rollouts in the more than 120 countries currently investing in this technology."  

As 348 mobile operators around the world ramp up deployment of their 5G services, Keysight is well-positioned to support a connected ecosystem with solutions for device performance validation in any 3GPP-specified frequency band.

Keysight's 5G test solutions help speed the commercialisation of most of the 199 5G devices that the industry has announced according to latest report on the 5G device ecosystem as published by the Global Mobile Suppliers Association.

The 5G network emulation solutions provide early access to a comprehensive range of test cases for protocol, radio frequency (RF), radio resource management (RRM) conformance and carrier acceptance validation.

Following the most recent conformance agreement (CAG) meeting organised by GCF, the solution suite offers a leading number of GCF-validated protocol test cases for both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) mode, for both TDD and FDD deployments and across any 3GPP-specified frequency band.

It continues to offer a leading number of RF validated test cases in frequency range 2 (FR2) for NSA mode.

Early access to a comprehensive set of GCF-validated test cases accelerates device certification according to the 3GPP 5G new radio (NR) standard.

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