CETECOM Selects Keysight’s 5G Emulation Solutions to Certify 5G-NR Devices

Keysight Technologies has announced that CETECOM has selected their comprehensive 5G emulation solutions to address global 5G new radio (NR) certification requirements.

CETECOM, a provider of independent consulting, testing, and certification services with global accreditations for testing a wide range of telecommunication products selected Keysight’s 5G solutions to deliver services for certifying 5G NR devices according to the latest 3GPP standards and mobile operator acceptance plans. Keysight’s solutions support test cases mandated by GCF and PTCRB for regulatory radio frequency (RF), radio resource management (RRM), and protocol testing, as well as by major mobile operators.

Mobile operators around the world are ramping deployments of 5G services to support applications for consumers, industrial IoT, autonomous transportation, remote healthcare, and agriculture. According to the Global mobile Supplier’s Association (GSA), eighty-one device vendors are expected to commercially launch more than two-hundred and eighty 5G devices in sixteen different form factors. Keysight’s 5G solutions enable this ecosystem to verify the performance of a device in any form factor and in any 3GPP frequency band.

Scott Bryden, vice president Wireless Industry Solutions at Keysight Technologies, commented that CETECOM’s selection of Keysight’s 5G test solutions reflects their confidence in Keysight’s ability to help speed 5G commercialization around the world. Keysight’s early research and development in 5G has produced a comprehensive range of solutions that device vendors and mobile operators use to support global 5G deployments.

Thirty percent of 5G devices announced to date support mmWave bands, also referred to as frequency range 2 (FR2). CETECOM has selected Keysight’s 5G solutions to address the growing demand for device certification in FR2 using over-the-air (OTA) test methods.