Keysight & CICT Collaborate on 5G Technology with New Purchase Framework Agreement

Keysight Technologies has extended its collaboration with China Information and Communication Technology Group (CICT) with a new purchasing framework agreement, strengthening the two companies’ commitment to develop 5G technology.

The agreement was signed on November 7, 2018, at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. CIIE – a China government-sponsored event – brought together government officials, business communities, exhibitors and professional purchasers, from around the world to strengthen economic cooperation and trade between China and other countries. The extended collaboration leverages Keysight’s technical expertise in over-the-air (OTA) measurement science, MIMO technology, and millimeter-wave broadband. The purchasing framework agreement consists of Keysight’s innovative 5G test solutions, including channel emulators, signal generators, and signal analyzers.

CICT, formed earlier this year, combines the strengths of FiberHome and Datang Telecom to focus on the industry’s latest communication technology in broadband construction, 5G, and information security. In 2016, Keysight and Datang, a leading Chinese manufacturer of wireless equipment for 3G, 4G, and 5G, signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on research and development of 5G communication technologies. The two companies have worked together to advance the IMT-2020 5G Promotion Group Phase I Step 3 trials, in which Keysight provided its test and measurement expertise to support the development of 5G technology for deployment in China.