Japan's Rakuten Mobile taps Keysight for 5G infrastructure testing

April 16, 2020
The mobile operator is currently building a 5G-ready, fully virtualized, cloud-native mobile network.

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced that Japan's Rakuten Mobile has selected Keysight's 5G network and channel emulation platform for testing, validation and optimization of infrastructure and devices to speed introduction of high-performance 5G services.

“We are excited to partner with world-class companies such as Keysight as we push the boundaries of technology to redefine the way mobile networks are designed,” commented Tareq Amin, representative director, executive vice president and CTO of Rakuten Mobile, Inc. “Keysight’s technologies and experience will allow us to provide high quality and highly resilient mobile 5G experiences to our users.” 

The mobile operator is currently building a 5G-ready, fully virtualized, cloud-native mobile network. Rakuten Mobile says it selected Keysight's 5G platform to improve the efficiency in their test and validation processes, critical to the delivery of high-performance end-user-experiences that align with market timelines. 

Keysight's suite of 5G network and channel emulation solutions, including the company’s recently launched 5G Device Benchmarking Toolset, will enable Rakuten Mobile to efficiently validate 5G devices and network infrastructure, end-to-end, in over-the-air (OTA) test environments.

Keysight’s solution suite provides access to a comprehensive set of test cases validated by the Global Certification Forum (GCF). This enables Rakuten Mobile to accelerate protocol and radio frequency (RF) device acceptance, according to the 3GPP 5G new radio (NR) standard.

“Collaborations that support breakthrough technology are at the core of enabling ecosystems to accelerate innovation,” said Satish Dhanasekaran, senior vice president and president for Keysight’s communications solutions group. “We are pleased to partner with Rakuten Mobile to extend our 5G platform to support their strategic goals of building a more connected future.”

Keysight Technologies says it seeks to "help enterprises, service providers and governments optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments."

Learn more at www.keysight.com.

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