To enable faster and more reliable mobile broadband communications in 5G, new technologies such as massive MIMO and beamforming are used to achieve extreme data throughputs. The introduction of these technologies is leading to new test demands, such as how to measure complex multi-antenna configurations – both on the network and on the device side. These new requirements pose significant challenges when measuring live networks to ensure 5G is delivering on its promise of high bandwidth, fast speeds, and low latency.
As mobile operators begin rolling out 5G technology, they need to understand the true coverage and quality of the network to ensure a successful 5G service launch. Cost pressures to continuously streamline both CAPEX and OPEX underline the need for innovative measurement solutions that not only meet the technical challenges of network and device technology, but can also scale as deployments grow beyond single site installations.
Mobile operators need to be able to:
A first-to-market solution developed specifically for 5G NR device technology, the new Nemo Intelligent Device Interface connects 4G and 5G smartphones to the Nemo Outdoor drive test solution and the Nemo Invex II benchmarking solution, enabling operators / service providers to:
The measurement solution gives the operators a complete set of network parameters and specific services measured. It enables the use of 5G NR and LTE-A devices with built-in antennas and versatile mounting solutions - indoors, inside the vehicle, and outside the vehicle.
The new Nemo Intelligent Device Interface offers:
Nemo Intelligent Device Interface is connected to Nemo Outdoor or Nemo Invex II (left). A smartphone is inserted in the Nemo Intelligent Device Interface (middle). The solution comes with a variety of accessories for easy and versatile installation (right).
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight's solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.