Keysight and KT to collaborate on 5G NR test methodologies

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Keysight Technologies says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KT Corporation to work together to accelerate validation of test methodologies for 5G NR technology and advanced 4G to speed up commercial deployment of 5G.

The MoU – which was actually signed at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona but is only being publicly announced now – aims to reinforce collaboration between the two companies on technology development for both 5G NR and advanced 4G to support KT’s trial and commercial deployment plans.

Keysight will share guidance and insight on 5G NR technology development and testing of 5G infrastructure and UE testing for sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands. Keysight says its expertise will enable the development of over-the-air (OTA) and mmWave beamforming calibration test methodologies, which KT will use to develop relevant test procedures.

Keysight and KT will collaborate to accelerate evaluation of 5G NR test and measurement solutions, including first-to-market 5G network and UE emulation solutions that scale from early R&D testing in their ecosystems to validation and performance of the devices and networks as they are deployed. KT will also use Keysight’s 5G NR software solutions that cover the full product design cycle with simulation, signal creation and analysis capabilities.

Keysight added that its solutions for advanced 4G configurations including multi-band, multi-carrier aggregation and higher order MIMO would help KT transition from 4G to 5G more smoothly.

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