Powered by enhancements to 5G standards, enterprises across many industries are moving to implement private wireless networks that enhance productivity, efficiency and safety. One area that is expected to drive significant transformation is the use of industrial internet of things (IIoT) devices on 5G private networks. Use cases involving IIoT technologies are increasingly deployed to create secure and reliable connectivity for smart manufacturing, defense, energy, utilities, mining, transport, smart warehouses and healthcare.
To address this growing market in the U.S., Keysight Technologies and lead system integrator Future Technologies Venture, LLC are collaborating to offer solutions encompassing the design, deployment, delivery and operations of dedicated 5G private networks. Future Technologies will use Keysight solutions to capture opportunities associated with a growing need for scalable solutions for network design, deployment, monitoring, quality of experience (QoE) assessment, optimization and QoE assurance.
"We believe that this will accelerate 5G adoption and create value for our Fortune 5000 clients, DoD clients, carrier, GSI, and prime contracting go-to-market partners across all the vertical markets we service," said Peter Cappiello, CEO of Future Technologies. "As we scale both the size and quantity of our production private 5G deployments in 2023, it is important that our team employs the industry's best tools to design, deploy, optimize and operate these production systems for our clients."
Keysight offers solutions that speed up industrial device and network equipment validation and certification, network design, deployment, acceptance and monitoring. A software-focused portfolio of private 5G network lifecycle management solutions delivers advanced network visibility, end-to-end network performance optimization, capacity assessment and security assurance across the protocol and application stack.
"Both companies support a wide range of cellular technologies deployed for use case specific requirements, covering network capacity, interoperability, and performance," said Jagadeesh Dantuluri, general manager of private networks at Keysight. "We are pleased to partner with Future Technologies by providing solution expertise across wireless and wireline communications in support of 5G private networks deployed to extend wireless coverage, enhance broadband speeds and capacity, ensure increased reliability and lower latencies."
Keysight solutions in the collaboration include:
- Data capture and analytics tools: Nemo Outdoor 5G NR Drive Test Solution
- Physical and protocol layer wireless analyzers: WaveJudge Wireless Analyzer Toolset
- User equipment (UE) emulation solutions: UeSIM UE Emulation RAN Solutions
- Cloud-native network security validation software: Cyperf
- Advanced 5G network active remote monitoring solution: Nemo Industry Probe
Future Technologies will incorporate and demonstrate Keysight solutions into its Living Lab in Atlanta to capture opportunities associated with the growing need for scalable network solutions.
"Future Technologies is excited to work with Keysight to bring forward their industry-leading design, test and optimizations solutions," said Cappiello.