Keysight Technologies Announces First Test Platform to Validate GCF RF NB-IoT and CAT-M Test Cases

Test platform helps customers bring IoT devices to market faster


  • Keysight is an essential test platform for RF NB-IoT GCF certification
  • Keysight collaboration during the entire NB-IoT and Cat-M (CIoT) development cycle - from early design and verification to validation - enables CIoT certification

SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 28, 2017 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced the Keysight Test Platform 195 is the first and only test platform that includes RF NB-IoT and CAT-M validated test cases together in the Global Certification Forum (GCF).

During the most recent Conformance and Interoperability Agreement Group meeting, CAG#50, held April 25-26 in London (, the Keysight T4010S conformance test system reached first position in the sum of validated GCF RF NB-IoT test cases and bands as well as first position in RF overall test cases and bands coverage from Rel-8 to Rel-13.

Following Keysight’s commitment with the CIoT market, Keysight is the only test platform that has validated RF NB-IoT test cases in all currently existing NB-IoT GCF bands and has become an essential test platform for RF NB-IoT GCF certification because it is the only test platform to provide validated test cases for bands 1,3 and 28.

“Keysight is honored to hold the lead RF position for NB-IoT GCF validations and to be first test platform to validate RF for both NB-IoT and Cat-M,” said Garrett Lees, Senior Director, Keysight Wireless Solutions. “This demonstrates an example of Keysight’s commitment to the CIoT industry, and we will continue providing the most comprehensive CIoT solutions for our customers as the technology evolves.”

The Keysight T4010S test system is a complete solution covering LTE/LTE-Advanced RF and RRM to RF NB-IoT/Cat-M test capabilities according to 3GPP standards during different stages of the product development from early design and verification stages to the full UE certification. The integration of the Keysight UXM network emulator greatly simplifies the development and verification tasks helping customers bring reliable CIoT enabled devices to market more quickly.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight’s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in the network. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, internet infrastructure, aerospace & defense, automotive, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. More information is available at

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