Keysight Test Solutions Used to Validate 5G NR Devices on NTT DOCOMO's Network

Keysight Technologies has extended its collaboration with NTT DOCOMO by providing first-to-market 5G network emulation solutions for characterizing and validating new 5G New Radio (NR) mobile devices intended to operate on NTT DOCOMO's 5G network.

Keysight’s 5G NR network emulation solutions enable NTT DOCOMO to assess the performance of new 5G mobile devices and address new technical challenges of deploying a 5G network at mmWave frequencies.

Keysight’s solutions allow users to validate the protocol signaling and Radio Frequency (RF) performance of 5G NR mobile devices in a laboratory environment. Their comprehensive mmWave over-the-air (OTA) test capabilities combine network emulation solutions with anechoic chamber, such as Keysight’s Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR), which is consistent with 3GPP’s decisions approving the chamber as an indirect far field test methodology.

Keysight is also collaborating with NTT DOCOMO to develop specific test scenarios for their mobile ecosystem to ensure new 5G mobile devices will operate as expected on their network. This enables NTT DOCOMO’s ecosystem to reduce R&D efforts and accelerate market introductions of new 5G mobile devices.

Keysight partnered early with market visionaries to be first to introduce 5G network emulation solutions, including 5G Protocol R&D and RF Design Verification Toolsets, which both support the 3GPP Release 15 5G NR standard. Keysight and NTT DOCOMO initiated their close collaboration on 5G technology in 2015 to develop mmWave technology for effective deployment of enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) services in support of key 5G use cases.

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