Companies' Combined Expertise Accelerates 5G Research
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced its collaboration with NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan's largest mobile service provider, on development of next-generation 5G wireless communication systems.
Keysight will actively support the 5G research programs led by NTT DOCOMO, and provide test and measurement solutions and expertise for next-generation 5G wireless communication systems. The collaboration will involve multiple 5G research areas including millimeter-wave (mmWave) communications technology, which plays a major role in enabling 5G.
"NTT DOCOMO is pleased to collaborate with Keysight Technologies, a recognized industry leader in test and measurement," said Seizo Onoe, Chief Technology Officer of NTT DOCOMO. "NTT DOCOMO is targeting a 5G commercial launch in 2020, and we expect the partnership with Keysight, and use of its deep measurement expertise, will allow our mobile communication industry to gain insight into the capabilities of 5G technologies faster."
"5G has aggressive performance goals that will be addressed with multiple enabling technologies including mmWave frequencies, ultra-broad bandwidths, massive MIMO, and new air-interfaces," said Jay Alexander, Keysight's chief technology officer. "Our 5G research collaboration with industry pioneers like NTT DOCOMO allows us to play a pivotal role in 5G wireless research. We are delighted to provide its research teams with the measurement science and expertise required for the development and demonstration of a new radio access system."
Keysight's collaborative engagement with NTT DOCOMO reflects the strong commitment by Keysight to support industry leaders in the development of next-generation wireless technologies. Keysight's measurement science and insight around 5G, including millimeter wave channel sounding, ultra wideband and massive MIMO measurements will be showcased and explained at the 5G Tokyo Bay Summit, July 22–23, hosted by NTT DOCOMO.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. provides a comprehensive set of 5G electronic design and test tools designed to help engineers gain greater insight into their RD and manufacturing processes. Keysight's 5G simulation and measurement solutions include: mmWave, broadband generation and analysis; physical layer designs; MIMO, RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave components and antennas; and high-speed digital and power management. Keysight is working closely with industry consortia, industry-leading companies and academia to advance the next-generation of 5G wireless communications systems.
Additional information about Keysight's 5G test and measurement solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/5G.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 65 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide LTE network and one of the world's most progressive LTE-Advanced networks. DOCOMO is a leading developer of a 5G network that it plans to deploy by 2020, as well as network function virtualization (NFV), NFC infrastructure and services, emerging IoT solutions, and more. Outside Japan, the company is providing technical and operational expertise to seven mobile operators and other partner companies, and is contributing to the global standardization of all-new mobile technologies. DOCOMO is listed on stock exchanges in Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM). Please visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers' measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight's electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2014. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com.
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