Keysight Technologies Inc. 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.
SoftBank selected Keysight's 5G test solutions, including the company's 5G NR network emulations solutions, based on the UXM 5G platform for 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-6 GHz and mmWave frequencies.
"Keysight is pleased to help leading mobile operators like SoftBank meet their strategic goals to commercialize 5G," said Kailash Narayanan, vice president of Keysight's wireless test group. "Keysight's industry-leading 5G solutions, expertise in OTA testing, and comprehensive service offerings, combined with our many collaborations with mobile operators and their ecosystems, will significantly accelerate 5G development and deployment globally."
Keysight delivers comprehensive 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 leading 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.