Keysight Solutions Enable SK Telecom to Verify Korean Mobile Operator's Network

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the company´s 5G test solutions have been selected by SK Telecom to validate that 5G devices used for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) applications perform as intended on the mobile operator´s network prior to commercial introduction, the company said.

SK Telecom, one of the world´s first mobile operators to launch 5G smartphone services, selected Keysight´s 5G test solutions to verify that 5G devices deliver expected data throughput on the mobile operator´s network. Nearly three million subscribers of SK Telecom´s 5G services depend on superior data performance to seamlessly access advanced services such as video, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) services, as well as cloud gaming on smartphones.

A comprehensive set of protocol carrier acceptance test cases accessible via Keysight´s UXM 5G wireless test platform enable SK Telecom´s ecosystem of 5G device vendors to verify that designs equipped with E-UTRAN new radio dual-connectivity (ENDC) technology to deliver maximum data throughput. ENDC supports the delivery of seamless handovers and higher data rates by enabling a device to aggregate LTE and 5G data streams received as separate component carriers.

The two companies initiated a collaboration in 2018 to address challenges in the development of MIMO, mmWave, massive MIMO and beamforming technologies. A wide range of solutions from Keysight have been used in SK Telecom, including 5G test solutions for validating the protocol, radio frequency (RF) and radio resource management performance of a 5G device across frequency range 1 (FR1) and FR2. Keysight is currently the only 5G test vendor to support SK Telecom and the mobile operator´s ecosystem of device vendors in verifying the data performance of 5G devices.

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. More information is available at www.keysight.com.