Chinese Consumer Electronics Manufacturer Selects Keysight’s 5G Test Platform to Validate its 5G Devices

Keysight Technologies has announced that Qingdao Hisense Communication Co., Ltd., a consumer electronics and appliance manufacturer headquartered in China, has selected Keysight's 5G test platform to validate the performance of their 5G designs and accelerate the market introduction of high-quality 5G devices, including smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Hisense Communication is the latest 5G device maker to work with Keysight to address a global 5G technology market which is projected to reach $667.90 billion by 2026, according to Allied Research. The Company will use Keysight's 5G device test solutions, available on a common hardware and software platform to validate the radio frequency (RF) performance in sub-6 GHz frequency spectrum. Their requirements include testing both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) mode.

Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions offer comprehensive validation capabilities, addressing early test needs focused on NSA for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) applications, as well as testing required for networks transforming to support SA mode. 5G NR SA mode uses the 5G Core (5GC) to support the Internet of Things (IoT) use cases that rely on ultra-low latencies.

Keysight's 5G test solutions, widely adopted across a global ecosystem of mobile operators, test labs, and makers of chipsets and devices, support all 3GPP-defined frequency bands and the latest 5G new radio (NR) standards to streamline validation across the workflow.

Hisense Communication is one of eighty vendors that have announced 5G devices to date, setting the scene for widespread global 5G commercial roll-outs in 2020. Chinese mobile operators are projected to serve nearly 460 million 5G connections or 28 percent of China's total connections by 2025, according to the GSM Association.