Nokia selects Keysight to verify 5G coverage in live test network

Telecom equipment maker Nokia has selected Keysight Technologies to verify 5G coverage in a live test network using Keysight’s 5G field measurement solutions.
Keysight 5G and IoT testingNokia has selected Keysight’s Nemo Outdoor field test solution, FieldFox spectrum analyzer and Nemo Analyze as several of their preferred toolsets for the measurement of 5G new radio (NR) radio-wave propagation in the field.

Finland-based Nokia will also conduct verification of outdoor and indoor coverage across both sub-6GHz and mmWave frequency ranges.

Keysight said its testing solutions enable Nokia to benchmark software releases and features in the network and validate the quality of the company’s 5G network solutions.

“A single, portable solution capable of measuring both mmWave and sub-6GHz frequency ranges, allows us to verify 5G coverage in both indoor and outdoor environments,” Erkka Ala-Tauriala, head of cloud development services at Nokia, said.

Keysight’s 5G field measurement solution provides a complete measurement system for mmWave radio propagation. It includes the software and hardware to collect, analyze and visualize data, as well as generate statistical information.

Nokia’s engineers will use Keysight’s Nemo Outdoor field test solution for measuring radio interface parameters in wireless networks.

Keysight’s FieldFox is a handheld RF and microwave analyzer, covering frequencies from 4 to 50GHz. Nemo Analyze is a post-processing solution for analyzing and visualizing field measurement results.

“Nokia selected Keysight’s 5G field measurement solutions to help their field verification teams better understand the characteristics of mmWave and sub-6GHz radio propagation,” said Kai Ojala, head of Nemo measurement solutions at Keysight Technologies.