Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that China Mobile has selected Keysight's comprehensive suite of 5G test solutions to accelerate their commercial deployment of 5G technology.

Keysight's 5G test solutions span across design, development, deployment and optimization and cover Layer 1 to 7. These end-to-end solutions use common software and hardware platforms compliant to the latest 3GPP standards to enable mobile operators and their ecosystems to quickly and accurately validate new 5G mobile devices, base stations as well as the 5G core network (5GC).

Mobile operators, and their ecosystems, also use Keysight's 5G New Radio (NR) network emulation solutions to validate new devices across sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequency bands. Keysight's suite of 5G test solutions, including R&D Protocol Toolset and RF DVT Toolset, deliver comprehensive protocol, RF and performance testing, across the device workflow. Keysight's network emulation solutions also support narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT), which enable mobile operators and IoT device manufacturers to verify the performance of new IoT designs prior to market introduction.

"Keysight is looking forward to helping China Mobile accelerate their commercial deployment of 5G technology by providing early access to a wide range of 5G test solutions," said Cao Peng, senior director of Keysight's Commercial Communications group. "Keysight is partnering early with market makers to launch 5G end-to-end test and measurement solutions, enabling global mobile ecosystems to accelerate 5G product design development and validation from Layer 1 to 7 and across the entire workflow."

Keysight's 5G Testbed enables base station makers and service providers to create and analyze 5G NR signals based on the latest 3GPP standard. The testbed supports Keysight's 5G NR software solutions, including Signal Studio Pro for 5G NR and X-Series Measurement Applications for flexible wideband signal creation and analysis.

Keysight's IxLoad 5G Core Test Engine validates the user quality of experience by creating realistic scenarios that emulate web, video, voice, storage, VPN, wireless, infrastructure and security protocols. The solution's comprehensive performance testing capabilities address operators' requirements to validate 300 Gbps data throughput and a 5M subscriber traffic model.