Rakuten Mobile selects Keysight for 5G network and device testing

Keysight Technologies announced that Rakuten Mobile has selected the company’s 5G network and channel emulation solutions in testing, validation and optimization of infrastructure and devices.
Keysight 5G testing solutionsRakuten Mobile, which is currently building a 5G-ready fully virtualized, cloud-native mobile network, selected Keysight 5G solutions to improve the efficiency in their test and validation processes, critical to the delivery of high-performance end-user-experiences that align with market timelines.

Tareq Amin, CTO of Rakuten Mobile, said in a statement: “Keysight’s technologies and experience will allow us to provide high quality and highly resilient mobile 5G experiences to our users.”

Keysight’s 5G network and channel emulation solutions, including the company’s recently launched 5G Device Benchmarking Toolset, will enable Rakuten Mobile to validate 5G devices and network infrastructure in over-the-air (OTA) test environments.

Keysight’s solution suite provides access to a comprehensive set of test cases validated by the Global Certification Forum (GCF). This enables Rakuten Mobile to accelerate protocol and radio frequency (RF) device acceptance, according to the 3GPP 5G new radio (NR) standard, said Satish Dhanasekaran, senior vice president and president for Keysight’s communications solutions group.