Keysight Technologies, UNISOC ink deal

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 signed an agreement, along with 17 other industry partners, that aims to strengthen industrial ecological cooperation and drive world economic growth by accelerating 5G research and commercialization, the company said.

The signing of the agreement, initiated by UNISOC (a fabless semiconductor company), took place at the China IC Summit in Nanjing, China on September 19, 2018. According to the proposal, 5G offers an essential key to help unlock future opportunities across a wide range of industries, address poverty alleviation through reducing blind areas in mobile networks and encourage businesses to participate in open 5G technology innovation projects.

Keysight and UNISOC demonstrated a 5G call using Keysight´s 5G network emulation solution and UNISOC´s 5G Pilot V2 mobile device prototype at the event. The demonstration showed a 5G New Radio (NR) call in band n78 (frequency band ranging from 3.3 to 3.8 GHz) in compliance with the 3GPP 5G NR Non-Standalone (NSA) specifications.

Earlier this year, Keysight and UNISOC signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the development of 5G technology by coordinating 5G chipset and device related design, verification, test and measurement. Keysight is further supporting 5G development and commercialization in China through its participation in the IMT-2020 Promotion Group-led Phase I Step 3 trials.

Keysight Technologies is a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight generated revenues of USD 3.9B in fiscal year 2018. More information is available at www.keysight.com.