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Keysight Technologies, OPPO Collaborate to Accelerate 5G Mobile Device Development and Commercialization

Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions enable leading smartphone manufacturer to validate performance in sub-6GHz frequency bands

SANTA ROSA, Calif., December 13, 2018

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 OPPO, one of the world’s top five mobile device manufacturers*, has selected Keysight’s 5G New Radio (NR) network emulation solutions for protocol and radio frequency (RF) performance validation in sub-6GHz frequency bands (FR1).  

The Chinese-based smartphone manufacturer is targeting commercial release of its first 5G mobile device in 2019. Leveraging Keysight’s 5G test solutions, OPPO will accelerate the development of their 5G smartphones and meet their strategic go-to-market goals. On November 29, OPPO used Keysight’s UXM-based 5G NR network emulation solutions to successfully establish a 5G video call, thereby completing one of the world’s first 5G signaling and data connections based on OPPO’s commercially available mobile phone.

“We are proud of our 5G R&D progress, as well as the recent 5G public demonstrations, and are delighted to be working with Keysight as the leading 5G test solutions to help fast-track the release our first commercial 5G phone,” said Levin Liu, global vice president and head of the OPPO Research Institute at Shenzhen, China. “Keysight’s close relationships with our 5G chipset and operator partners affords the company valuable 5G insights and expertise, which makes them the ideal partner for OPPO.”

Leading chipset manufacturers and their mobile device ecosystems use Keysight’s 5G NR network emulation solutions, compliant to the latest 3GPP 5G NR standards, to speed development and validation of new 5G designs. These solutions support both sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies for conducted and over-the-air (OTA) testing. Common development tools enable users to share design insights gained across each stage of the device lifecycle. As a result, chipset and device manufacturers can accelerate delivery of new 5G NR products to market.

“Keysight is pleased to help OPPO realize their ambitious commercial launch plans”, said Peng Cao, senior director of the Commercial Communications group at Keysight Technologies. “5G device manufacturers, like OPPO, benefit from using the same tools that leading chipset manufacturers use to validate new 5G NR products, leading to faster time to market.”

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 behavior 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.

* OPPO has been identified as one of the world’s top five leading smartphone manufacturer in terms of market share according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

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