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Keysight’s Test Platforms Help Gemtek Deliver Reliable 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi Wireless Connectivity Solutions

June 10, 2020

Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that Gemtek has selected Keysight's 5G and 4G LTE test solutions to verify data rate performance of consumer premises equipment (CPE) and mobile devices used to deliver fixed wireless access in homes and businesses.

Keysight's test solution uses the company's UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform to enable Gemtek, an original design manufacturer (ODM) of wireless broadband communications equipment, to design high-performing CPEs. These CPEs are used by operators of private and national mobile networks to deliver enhanced mobile broadband services. Gemtek selected Keysight's 5G and 4G LTE test platforms to validate their designs, which serve an ecosystem consisting of more than 430 operators and around 75 vendors of indoor and outdoor CPE providers.

"Working with Keysight has enabled Gemtek to accelerate the development of high performing designs for a market that relies on a combination of technologies, including 4G, 5G and Wi-Fi, to deliver broadband wireless communications," said Fred Yeh, chief technology officer at Gemtek. "Keysight's test platforms allow us to continuously expand operations into new technologies or standards, such as Wi-Fi 7 and O-RAN, as well as markets that serve industries and consumers that need reliable wireless connectivity, no matter where they are."

Gemtek also relies on Keysight's 5G test solutions to verify designs that support 5G NR technology in standalone (SA) mode, which doesn't require the LTE core for signaling. This enables operators to reduce their dependence on multiple technologies and the resulting complexity. Larger businesses are expected to deploy private 5G NR networks in the SA mode, which increases productivity and improves efficiencies in a wide range of processes including those in factories, warehouses, ports, agriculture, mining and oil refineries.

"We're pleased to expand our collaboration with Gemtek with 5G and 4G test solutions that streamline the workflow from early prototyping, design verification to high volume manufacturing," said Cao Peng, senior director of Keysight's communications solutions group. "Keysight's test platforms support multiple technologies enabling a growing ecosystem of manufacturers to verify designs needed to deliver high data rates in mobile and fixed wireless access applications."