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Global ICT services provider Keysight Technologies has launched 5G network emulation solutions which it says deliver a “leading number” of 5G new radio (NR) protocol conformance test cases validated by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB, a certification forum consisting of US mobile operators.

Keysight says its validated protocol test cases enable the mobile ecosystem to accelerate 5G NR device certification in compliance with specifications set by 3GPP, the global mobile communications standards organisation.

“This early access to a comprehensive set of test cases allows device makers to speed validation of a wide range of scenarios,” Keysight says.

According to Keysight, its 5G Protocol Conformance Toolset - part of its suite of 5G network emulation solutions - offers a leading number of GCF validated 5G NR protocol test cases in non-standalone (NSA) mode across both frequency range 1 (FR1) and FR2.

“The toolset uniquely offers protocol test cases for standalone (SA) mode as validated by both GCF and PTCRB. The standalone mode leverages a new 3GPP core network architecture – the 5G Core (5GC) – to unlock the full potential of 5G NR, resulting in new use cases requiring ultra-low latency and higher capacity.”

“By offering a leading number of RF and protocol conformance test cases validated by both GCF and PTCRB on the same platform, we’re making it possible for global mobile ecosystems to efficiently accelerate 5G device certification, bringing 5G commercial services to consumers around the world,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Keysight's wireless test group.

“We’re pleased to play a key role in speeding the deployment of a wide range of 5G use cases addressing enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and ultra-low latency requirements for both consumer and vertical industry applications.”

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