Japanese mobile operator selects Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has announced that SoftBank has chosen Keysight´s 5G network emulation solutions to characterize and validate new 5G New Radio (NR) mobile devices intended to operate on the Japanese mobile operator´s 5G network, the company said.

SoftBank selected Keysight´s 5G test solutions, including the company´s 5G NR network emulations solutions, based on the UXM 5G platform for radio frequency (RF) performance validation of new 5G mobile devices in over-the-air (OTA) test environments. Keysight´s solutions comply with the latest 3GPP Rel-15 standard allowing mobile operators, and their 5G mobile device suppliers, to address new technical challenges and accelerate deployment of 5G technology across sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies.

Keysight delivers comprehensive over-the-air (OTA) test capabilities by combining network emulation and measurement capability with anechoic chambers, such as Keysight´s Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR), which is based on the indirect far field test methodology approved by 3GPP.

By partnering early with chipset and device manufacturers, Keysight introduced 5G network emulation solutions for both protocol testing and RF performance validation. Mobile operators across the world use Keysight´s network emulation solutions as part of their mobile device acceptance plans.

Keysight Technologies is a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight´s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. More information is available at www.keysight.com