Keysight Technologies' NFC Conformance Test System Selected for Device Acceptance Test at China Telecom Corporation Labs

Test System Verifies Compliance of Mobile Devices with NFC Forum, ISO, EMV L1 Contactless Specifications

SANTA ROSA, Calif., – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that China Telecom Corporation Test labs (GSTA) in Guangzhou, China has selected the T3111S NFC Conformance System for near-field communications (NFC) device acceptance test.

The T3111S is a compact and flexible tool that helps engineers gain insight into NFC performance through RF and Protocol measurements. Additionally, the system provides standard test suites and the widest test coverage required by NFC Forum, EMV L1 and ISO test specifications. Furthermore, T3111S was the first test system to complete validation of all NFC Forum required certification tests including Digital Protocol, Analog, LLCP and SNEP and it was also the first test system used in the NFC Forum Certification Program. The T3111S is a key tool in many RD centers and test labs worldwide for NFC devices design, evaluation and acceptance test.

In 2015, with the 4G and mobile internet market growing, China Telecom is continuing to invest in NFC enabled devices for its mobile payment service. However, NFC brings new test and validation challenges by the traditional telecom operators.

"Based on our thorough evaluation of the Keysight NFC test system, we chose to equip our lab with the T3111S test system which, together with the expertise brought by the Keysight local team in the NFC field, will help us achieve success in our NFC user devices acceptance program," said the China Telecom representative in charge of the NFC validation lab.

"We are delighted by CTC's decision to use our T3111S Test System for NFC devices test acceptance," said Joe De Pond vice president and general manager of Keysight's Mobile Broadband Operations. "This is the result of a long collaboration between our companies. We look forward to supporting CTC labs in NFC and other key wireless technologies and applications well into the future."

The development of mobile NFC payment systems creates significant security and interoperability challenges. FIME, a Keysight partner and a world leader in secure payment testing, provides a comprehensive secure payment testing solution for EMV Level 1 RF and NFC testing based on the Keysight Technologies T3111S NFC Conformance Test System. In addition to NFC/EMV contactless and mobile device test tools, Keysight provides solutions for many wireless technologies including 2G/3G, LTE and LTE-A.

About CTC

China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) was established on May 17, 2000, with a registered capital of 220.4 billion yuan, an asset size exceeding 600 billion yuan and an annual income scale of over 330 billion yuan. As one of the three leading telecom operators in China, and the worldwide largest CDMA operator, China Telecom has been on the list of the Fortune 500 Companies for many consecutive years. Being an integrated information service provider, China Telecom provides customers with integrated information service solutions, which cover broad-band Internet access, mobile communications, information technology applications and fixed-line telephone services.

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


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