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Keysight Technologies Provides 5G NR Mobile Device Conformance Test Solutions to NTT DOCOMO

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Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Keysight’s
5G Conformance Toolset
, part of Keysight’s 5G network emulation
solution portfolio, has been selected by NTT
DOCOMO, INC
to ensure 5G new radio (NR) mobile devices comply to the
latest 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards prior to
market introduction of new 5G services.

Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions were selected by NTT DOCOMO
for characterizing and validating 5G NR mobile devices to ensure these
operate as intended on the mobile operator’s 5G network. As an
influential contributor to the 3GPP standards organization, Keysight
helps mobile operators, such as NTT DOCOMO and its mobile device
suppliers, confidently evolve with the latest 5G NR standards as defined
by 3GPP and adopted in the GCF and PTCRB certification schemes.

“Keysight’s proven expertise in 5G and end-to-end
5G test solutions
enable us to accelerate our 5G commercialization
plans,” said Toshiyuki Futakata, vice president and general manager of
Communication Device Development Department, NTT DOCOMO. “By working
with Keysight we are confident that our new 5G mobile devices comply to
the latest 3GPP standards to meet our customers’ high expectations,
enabling us to create new business opportunities based on 5G technology.”

Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions leverage the company’s
industry-proven UXM
5G Wireless Test Platform
to address the device development workflow
from early design to acceptance and manufacturing. The compact solution
supports the device certification process and scales for mobile device
verification and certification across radio frequency (RF), radio
resource management (RRM) and protocol. Users can certify new designs in
both FR1 (sub-6GHz frequencies) in conducted test environments and FR2
(mmWave frequencies) in over-the-air (OTA) test environments that
integrate chambers including Keysight’s Compact Antenna Test Range
(CATR).

“We are pleased to be working with market visionaries such as NTT DOCOMO
to meet their strategic goals of commercializing 5G by 2020,” said
Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s
wireless test business. “The fast-paced advances Keysight is making in
device acceptance test will support NTT DOCOMO and their entire device
ecosystem as they prepare for commercial launch.”

Keysight’s close
collaboration with NTT DOCOMO on 5G technology was initiated in 2015

to develop mmWave technology for effective deployment of enhanced mobile
broadband (eMBB). In August 2018, the two companies extended
their collaboration
by leveraging Keysight’s 5G network emulation
solutions to characterize and validate new 5G NR mobile devices. In
December last year, Keysight announced that the company’s 5G Conformance
Test Toolset was first
to gain approval for 5G NR device certification by PTCRB
, a
certification forum comprised of select North American cellular
operators, to accelerate commercial availability of 5G mobile devices
across the ecosystem.

About Keysight in 5G

Keysight’s industry-first 5G end-to-end design and test solutions enable
the mobile industry to accelerate 5G product design development from the
physical layer to the application layer and across the entire workflow
from simulation, design, and verification to manufacturing, deployment,
and optimization. Keysight offers common software
and hardware platforms compliant to the latest 3GPP standards, enabling
the ecosystem to quickly and accurately validate 5G chipsets, devices,
base stations and networks, as well as emulate subscriber behaviour
scenarios. Additional information about Keysight’s 5G solutions is
available at www.keysight.com/find/5G.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions
optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at
a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype
validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud
environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem,
aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general
electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.9B in fiscal
year 2018. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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