Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, whose primary manufacturing and order fulfilment location is in Penang, Malaysia, announced that China Unicom, one of the world’s largest mobile operators, has selected the company’s 5G device testing solutions to ensure 5G smartphones and consumer premises equipment (CPE) comply to the latest 5G new radio (NR) standards.
In November 2019, China Unicom launched initial 5G services to deliver mobile connectivity to consumers in major Chinese cities. To expand on those services, China Unicom will leverage Keysight’s 5G wireless test platforms to verify that new 5G mobile devices fulfill end-users’ expectations in terms of performance, security and privacy.
China Unicom selected Keysight solutions to accelerate the service provider’s rollout of compelling end-user mobile experiences and enhanced wireless services in healthcare, education and transportation. A secure, low-latency wireless connectivity fabric that combines 5G with Wi-Fi 6, cloud computing, NB-IoT and artificial intelligence enables China Unicom’s customers to improve efficiencies in manufacturing, extraction of minerals, oil and gas, and harbour logistics.
“Keysight is committed to supporting a global 5G market predicted to serve more than two billion 5G subscriptions by 2025,” said Gooi Soon-Chai, President of the Electronic Industrial Solutions Group at Keysight. “Keysight’s agnostic and holistic approach to test, optimization and security, alongside key contributions to standards and partnerships, have led to many milestone achievements that are accelerating the global adoption of 5G and adjacent technologies.”
China Unicom selected Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions to access a comprehensive range of test cases for protocol, radio frequency (RF), radio resource management (RRM) conformance and carrier acceptance validation.