Keysight, DOCOMO collaborate on 5G network emulation solutions to accelerate launch plans

21 Aug 2018

US-based technology developer Keysight Technologies has announced it has extended its collaboration with Japanese mobile operator NTT DOCOMO by providing it with first-to-market 5G network emulation solutions for characterising and validating 5G New Radio (NR) mobile devices intended to operate on the cellco’s in-development 5G network. In a press release, the US firm said its 5G NR network emulations solutions enable NTT DOCOMO to assess the performance of new 5G mobile devices and address new technical challenges of deploying a 5G network at mmWave frequencies. Further, Keysight’s solutions allow users to validate the protocol signalling and radio frequency performance of 5G NR mobile devices in a laboratory environment. Keysight’s mmWave over-the-air (OTA) test capabilities combine network emulation solutions with anechoic chamber, such as Keysight’s Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR), which is consistent with 3GPP’s decisions approving the chamber as an indirect far field test methodology.