Docomo plans to use the Keysight solutions for validating 5G new radio devices intended for operation on its 5G network.
The solutions will help Docomo assess the performance of new 5G mobile devices and address new technical challenges of deploying a 5G network at mmWave frequencies.
Keysight’s solutions are designed to help users validate the protocol signaling and radio frequency performance of 5G NR mobile devices in lab environments. Capabilities include millimeter wave over the air testing.
“Keysight’s proven expertise in mmWave and 5G test capability in OTA environments enable us to accelerate our 5G commercialization plans and ensure that new 5G mobile devices will operate reliably on our network,” commented Toshiyuki Futakata, vice president and general manager of NTT Docomo’s Communication Device Development Department.
“Collaboration with Keysight includes refining highly-specialized technology necessary for testing 5G devices in an OTA environment.”
The two companies are also working to develop specific test scenarios for Docomo’s mobile ecosystem, in an effort to allow the operator to reduce R&D expenditure and accelerate the launch of new 5G mobile devices. – Telecom Asia