Keysight’s 5G device test and validation platform selected by CETECOM

June 3, 2020
Keysight enables test house to deliver services for certifying 5G new radio devices according to 3GPP standards and mobile operator acceptance plans.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) announced that CETECOM has selected Keysight's 5G emulation platform to address global 5G new radio (NR) certification requirements.

CETECOM, a provider of independent consulting, testing and certification services with global accreditations for testing a wide range of telecommunication products, selected Keysight's 5G offering to deliver services for certifying 5G NR devices according to the latest 3GPP standards and mobile operator acceptance plans.

Keysight's 5G emulation platform supports test cases mandated by GCF and PTCRB for regulatory radio frequency (RF), radio resource management (RRM) and protocol testing, as well as by major mobile operators.

A Keysight statement announcing the news notes: "Mobile operators around the world are ramping deployments of 5G services to support applications for consumers, industrial IoT, autonomous transportation, remote healthcare, and agriculture. According to the Global mobile Supplier's Association (GSA), (81) device vendors are expected to commercially launch more than (280) 5G devices in sixteen different form factors. Keysight's 5G solutions enable this ecosystem to verify the performance of a device in any form factor and in any 3GPP frequency band."

"CETECOM's selection of Keysight's 5G test solutions reflects their confidence in Keysight's ability to help speed 5G commercialization around the world," commented Scott Bryden, vice president, Wireless Industry Solutions at Keysight Technologies. "Keysight's early research and development in 5G has produced a comprehensive range of solutions that device vendors and mobile operators use to support global 5G deployments."

Keysight notes that 30% of 5G devices announced to date support the mmWave bands, also referred to as frequency range 2 (FR2). CETECOM selected Keysight's 5G solutions to address the growing demand for device certification in FR2 using over-the-air (OTA) test methods.

"We're pleased to work with Keysight, a company that shares our commitment to quality, reliability and flexibility," said Wilfried Klassmann, managing director and CEO for CETECOM. "Keysight's dedication to measurement integrity and accurate results will enable us to deliver test and certification services that offer a worldwide market access to high-performing devices for a wide range of 5G use cases."

Keysight bills itself as a "technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world." Learn more at

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