Keysight Technologies (KEYS), Qualcomm (QCOM) Announce Successful Demonstration of 5G Data Connection With Modem Chipset

October 17, 2017 1:50 PM

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today achieved a very important milestone towards the reality of 5G commercialization. Keysight and Qualcomm Technologies successfully achieved a 5G data connection in a single-chip 5G modem with Keysight’s 5G Protocol R&D Toolset and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem chipset.

“Keysight is excited to work with Qualcomm Technologies on this important 5G milestone,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager, Wireless Devices and Operators, Keysight. “As the 5G NR standards near completion, we believe our solutions will enable the entire ecosystem to realize the promise of 5G.”

“Reaching this significant milestone combines the expertise of both companies in driving toward the commercial launch of 5G in 2019,” added Serge Willenegger, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are delighted to work together with Keysight in helping to accelerate our delivery of enhanced mobile broadband experiences to consumers.”

Keysight’s powerful 5G development test solutions provide the necessary in-depth insight to chipset and device manufacturers to analyze and debug the behavior of their entire 5G modem as they develop emerging technology. Keysight’s 5G Protocol R&D Toolset and 5G RF DVT Toolset are two recently announced solutions in Keysight’s new 5G network emulation solution (NES) portfolio which uses the new UXM 5G wireless test set.

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