Keysight Technologies, Inc., has announced that Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has selected Keysight's open RAN test systems to establish multiple test beds in New Jersey, U.S., to develop and validate chipset designs based on open radio access network (RAN) interfaces.
Keysight and Qualcomm Technologies have been working together since 2018 to accelerate the adoption of open, disaggregated and interoperable small cell architectures using open RAN standards and virtualized radio access networks (vRAN). The test environment in New Jersey enables Qualcomm Technologies to validate the performance of the Qualcomm 5G RAN platform for small cells across radio frequency (RF) and protocol measurement domains.
"We're pleased to work with Qualcomm Technologies to efficiently address 5G market opportunities connected to the development of flexible software-defined network architectures," said Giampaolo Tardioli, vice president and general manager for Keysight's network access group. "Keysight's integrated test solutions support evolving open RAN standards to address a diverse set of use cases for consumers and vertical industries.”
Interoperability between O-RAN compliant radio units (O-RUs) and distributed units (O-DUs), across the protocol stack, from the physical layer to the application layer, supports mobile operators in their delivery of a diverse range of 5G services. Keysight offers an integrated portfolio that provides unique end-to-end performance visibility, from the edge of the radio access network (RAN) to the 5G core (5GC).