Keysight Technologies has won contracts from China Telecom and SK Telecom for 5G network design development and testing technology.
The agreement with SK Telecom covers development of 5G device performance validation technology, test cases and processes to verify new products on the mobile operator’s network in Korea.
SK Telecom and Keysight will also collaborate on Massive MIMO and beamforming to achieve higher data speeds and lower latencies, which many future 5G applications will require.
SK Telecom is the largest mobile operator in Korea by both revenue and number of subscribers.
“SK Telecom is targeting seamless 5G communications quality by leveraging wider bandwidths in mmWave spectrum,” says Jongkwan Park, head of Network Technology R&D Center for SK Telecom.
The agreement with China Telecom is aimed to accelerate commercial deployment of 5G technology in China. China Telecom will conduct 5G new radio (NR) device trials using Keysight’s 5G NR network emulation solutions, based on the company’s UXM 5G wireless test platform, for protocol and radio frequency (RF) performance validation.
Keysight’s 5G test solutions enable China Telecom and its mobile device ecosystem ensure new 5G devices comply with the latest 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 specifications prior to market introduction.
“Leveraging Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions will enable us to greatly accelerate development and deployment of our 5G technology,” said Baorong Li, general manager of Terminal R&D Center of Guangdong Research Institute, China Telecom.
“Keysight is committed to accelerating 5G technology around the world and support the delivery of enhanced mobile broadband use cases,” Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Wireless Devices and Operators at Keysight Technologies, said.