Keysight Technologies Joins Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance to Advance 5G Technology

Alliance Provides Forum for Discussing 5G Test Requirement


  • Keysight and Anite (now part of Keysight) offer leading-edge solutions for designing and testing mobile networks

  • Keysight delivers a broad set of simulation and measurement solutions for sub-6 GHz, cmWave and mmWave 5G systems

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance ( As a member of NGMN, Keysight will work closely with the growing community of innovative global mobile network operators, manufacturers and research institutes involved with 5G development and deployment.

Unlike today’s mobile radio systems, 5G will bring services that go beyond human-centric applications. Design, simulation and test and measurement tools are crucial for the successful development and deployment of 5G mobile systems in order to economically meet end user expectations. Mobile operators and equipment manufacturers will face new challenges to support a complex ecosystem of connected devices and mobile broadband services. Keysight’s goal is to work closely with member companies and institutions to ensure they have the tools they need to deliver the next generation of 5G products and services.

The NGMN Alliance was founded in 2006 by leading international mobile network operators. The objective of the alliance is to ensure the functionality and performance of next generation mobile network infrastructure, service platforms and devices, meet the requirements of operators and ultimately will satisfy end user demand and expectations.

“We are extremely happy that an industry leader like Keysight has joined the group of NGMN Partners,” said Peter Meissner, CEO of the NGMN Alliance. “We are looking forward to have Keysight’s experts contributing to our newly launched 5G activities in particular in the area of 5G Trial Testing and End-to-End Architecture.”

“We are privileged to be part of the NGMN Alliance,” said Roger Nichols, Keysight Technologies 5G program manager. “We believe that combining our expertise as the world’s largest electronic test and measurement company with NGMN’s unique influential role and perspective will further clarify the definition and standardization of 5G end-to-end testing requirements.”

Keysight and Anite offer leading-edge solutions and expertise for the design and measurement of today’s mobile networks and future 5G mobile systems. These solutions include:

  • Industry’s first 5G Exploration Software Library for 5G system modeling. The library is part of SystemVue Electronic System-Level (ESL) Design Software Solution

  • 5G Waveform Generation and Analysis Testbed, Reference Solution supporting sub-6 GHz, cmWave and mmWave wideband signal generation and analysis

  • 5G Channel Sounding, Reference Solution to accelerate development of new mmWave channel models

  • Beamforming; RF, microwave and millimeter-wave components and antenna characterization solutions

  • Anite Propsim® channel emulation solutions enabling realistic propagation simulation

About NGMN Alliance

The NGMN Alliance was founded by leading international network operators in 2006. Its objective is to ensure that the functionality and performance of next generation mobile network infrastructure, service platforms and devices will meet the requirements of operators and, ultimately, will satisfy end user demand and expectations. The NGMN Alliance will drive and guide the development of all future mobile broadband technology enhancements with a focus on 5G. The targets of these activities are supported by the strong and well-established partnership of worldwide leading operators, vendors, universities, and successful co-operations with other industry organisations.

About Keysight in 5G

The development of 5G depends on up-to-date tools that let designers easily explore new signals, scenarios and topologies. Keysight’s 5G solutions are ready to enable deeper insights as development evolves with the standard. In design and test, Keysight is helping industry leaders innovate across new and existing technologies as they transform ideas into reality. Additional information about Keysight's 5G design, test and measurement solutions is available at

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 2015. Information about Keysight is available at

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