Cobham Wireless launches 5G network test solution

Comcast home networking solutionsCobham Wireless has launched 5G network test solution to validate the performance — targeting mobile operators and network equipment manufacturers.

The TM500 5G test solution simulates multiple devices connecting to a 5G network, modelling real world conditions. When used in combination with Cobham Wireless’ application emulation and security performance solution, the company is providing a complete, end-to-end 5G test solution to the market.

“Cobham Wireless’ 5G test solution addresses the immediate KPIs for 5G, helping the industry accelerate the development and deployment of next generation mobile and broadband services,” said Ian Langley, SVP and GM and Stamatis Georgoulis, product director, Cobham Wireless.

Developing and validating their 5G networks using the TM500 will offer reduced latency and faster processing for services, expediting the commercial roll-out of IoT applications such as connected cars, smart healthcare devices, and advanced AR and VR.

The test solution supports key 5G technologies and is compatible with pre-3GPP standards which are currently in development. It can validate 5G features such as carrier aggregation and beamforming, and is capable of verifying networks operating across multiple radio frequencies in the mmWave and sub-6GHz bands.

Cobham Wireless at the Mobile World Congress 2017 demonstrated test downlink and uplink data rates of up to 10GBps.