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Keysight Technologies Provides Test Solutions to SoftBank, Accelerating Mobile Operator’s Deployment of 5G Technology

Japanese mobile operator selects Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions to validate 5G New Radio mobile devices in over-the-air test environments

SANTA ROSA, Calif., January 15, 2019

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 SoftBank has chosen Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions to characterize and validate new 5G New Radio (NR) mobile devices intended to operate on the Japanese mobile operator’s 5G network.

SoftBank selected Keysight’s 5G test solutions, including the company’s 5G NR network emulations solutions, based on the UXM 5G platform for radio frequency (RF) performance validation of new 5G mobile devices in over-the-air (OTA) test environments. Keysight’s solutions comply with the latest 3GPP Rel-15 standard allowing mobile operators, and their 5G mobile device suppliers, to address new technical challenges and accelerate deployment of 5G technology across sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies.

“Keysight is pleased to help leading mobile operators like SoftBank meet their strategic goals to commercialize 5G,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice president of Keysight’s wireless test group. “Keysight’s industry-leading 5G solutions, expertise in OTA testing, and comprehensive service offerings, combined with our many collaborations with mobile operators and their ecosystems, will significantly accelerate 5G development and deployment globally.”

Keysight delivers comprehensive over-the-air (OTA) test capabilities by combining network emulation and measurement capability with anechoic chambers, such as Keysight’s Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR), which is based on the indirect far field test methodology approved by 3GPP.

By partnering early with leading chipset and device manufacturers, Keysight introduced 5G network emulation solutions for both protocol testing and RF performance validation. Mobile operators across the world use Keysight’s network emulation solutions as part of their mobile device acceptance plans.

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.

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