SoftBank Selects Keysight 5G Test Solutions for Network Validation in Japan

SoftBank has chosen Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions to characterize and validate new 5G-NR mobile devices intended to operate on its 5G network. The Japanese telecom operator selected Keysight’s 5G test solutions, including the company’s 5G NR network emulations solutions, based on the UXM 5G platform for radio frequency (RF) performance validation of new 5G mobile devices in over-the-air (OTA) test environments.

Keysight’s solutions comply with the latest 3GPP Rel-15 standard allowing mobile operators, and their 5G mobile device suppliers, to address new technical challenges and accelerate deployment of 5G technology across sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies. Keysight’s industry-leading 5G solutions, expertise in OTA testing, and comprehensive service offerings and the company believes that these solutions combined with various industry collaborations with mobile operators and their ecosystems, will significantly accelerate 5G development and deployment globally.

Keysight delivers comprehensive over-the-air (OTA) test capabilities by combining network emulation and measurement capability with anechoic chambers, such as Keysight’s Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR), which is based on the indirect far field test methodology approved by 3GPP. By partnering early with leading chipset and device manufacturers, the company introduced 5G network emulation solutions for both protocol testing and RF performance validation. Mobile operators across the world are now using Keysight’s network emulation solutions as part of their mobile device acceptance plans.