NTT Docomo Using Keysight 5G Mobile Device Conformance Toolset to Ensure 3GPP Compliance

Japanese telecom giant, NTT Docomo, will be using Keysight’s 5G Conformance Toolset, to ensure 5G NR mobile devices comply with the latest 3GPP standards prior to market introduction of new 5G services. The toolset is a part of Keysight’s 5G network emulation solution portfolio.

NTT DOCOMO selected the 5G network emulation solutions for characterizing and validating 5G NR mobile devices to ensure these operate as intended on the mobile operator's 5G network. As an influential contributor to the 3GPP standards organization, Keysight helps mobile operators, such as NTT DOCOMO and its mobile device suppliers, confidently evolve with the latest 5G NR standards as defined by 3GPP and adopted in the GCF and PTCRB certification schemes.

Keysight's proven expertise in 5G and end-to-end 5G test solutions will enable NTT DOCOMO to accelerate their 5G commercialization plans. By working with Keysight, Docomo is confident that their new 5G mobile devices comply with the latest 3GPP standards to meet customers' high expectations, enabling them to create new business opportunities based on 5G technology.

Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions leverage the company's industry-proven UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform to address the device development workflow from early design to acceptance and manufacturing. The compact solution supports the device certification process and scales for mobile device verification and certification across radio frequency (RF), radio resource management (RRM) and protocol. Users can certify new designs in both FR1 (sub-6 GHz frequencies) in conducted test environments and FR2 (mmWave frequencies) in over-the-air (OTA) test environments that integrate chambers including Keysight's Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR).

Keysight's close collaboration with NTT DOCOMO on 5G technology was initiated in 2015 to develop mmWave technology for effective deployment of enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB). In August 2018, the two companies extended their collaboration by leveraging Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions to characterize and validate new 5G NR mobile devices. In December last year, Keysight announced that the company's 5G Conformance Test Toolset was first to gain approval for 5G NR device certification by PTCRB, a certification forum comprised of select North American cellular operators, to accelerate commercial availability of 5G mobile devices across the ecosystem.

Keysight's industry-first 5G end-to-end design and test solutions enable the mobile industry to accelerate 5G product design development from the physical layer to the application layer and across the entire workflow from simulation, design, and verification to manufacturing, deployment, and optimization. The company offers common software and hardware platforms compliant to the latest 3GPP standards, enabling the ecosystem to quickly and accurately validate 5G chipsets, devices, base stations and networks, as well as emulate subscriber behaviour scenarios. Click here to learn more about Keysight's 5G Solutions.