Keysight provides 5G network emulation solutions to TCL Communication

keysightKeysight Technologies announced that TCL Communication, a global mobile terminal manufacturer and internet service provider, has selected the company’s 5G network emulation solutions to validate its 5G new radio (NR) designs.

TCL Communication, with a multi-brand portfolio that includes TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry branded products, will use Keysight solutions to accelerate the development and testing of 5G NR devices including 5G smartphones, 5G USB data terminals, 5G+8K QLED televisions, and 5G consumer premise equipment (CPEs).

The testing will enable TCL Communication to validate radio frequency (RF) performance, in accordance with the 3GPP 5G NR standards, for global market introductions, Keysight said.

“As one of the world’s leading suppliers of 5G solutions with wide industry adoption, Keysight has been a good partner for our 5G development and validation plans,” said Charles ZOU, vice president of Global R&D Center at TCL Communication. “Their contributions to the 5G NR standards influenced our decision to select Keysight, supporting an accelerated commercialization of 5G technology around the globe.”

Both Keysight and TCL Communication are active members of the China Mobile-led 5G Device Forerunner Initiative project, which aims to accelerate development and industry maturity of 5G devices through organizing large-scale 5G trials with cross-industry participants.

“TCL Communication’s selection of Keysight reinforces the importance of collaborating with suppliers of solutions used across a connected mobile ecosystem of wireless device makers, chipset vendors and mobile operators,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s wireless test group.

Earlier this year, MediaTek used Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions, together with its Helio M70 modem with integrated baseband, to establish a 5G NR data call, reaching the theoretical maximal throughput rate over 100MHz NR bandwidth, for both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) modes, Keysight said.