Keysight Technologies Announces World's First Validation of Rel-9 Dual Band, Dual Carrier HSDPA Radio Frequency Test Cases


Test Solution Allows Developers to Prepare Devices Before Being Tested at Recognized Labs Against Industry Test Plans


  • Keysight first to complete validation of radio frequency DB-DC HSDPA test cases
  • Commercial deployments of dual band (DB) and dual carrier (DC) HSDPA services planned in bands I+VIII in 2016
  • Extends existing qualified test coverage of Keysight radio frequency conformance (RCT) test solutions for cellular technologies
  • Tests customizable through design and verification test solution

SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 2, 2016

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that the Global Certification Forum (GCF) has ratified in their latest CAG#46 meeting, the validation of Keysight release 9 dual band and dual carrier HSDPA test cases in the bands I-VIII. Through this recognition, Keysight becomes the only vendor to offer validated test cases on this evolution of 3G technology, for which some mobile network operators have already announced deployments in 2016.

"We are pleased to be the first cellular industry test solutions provider to achieve validation of this dual band and dual carrier HSDPA technology test cases," said Garrett Lees, senior director of Operator and Test Labs Solutions, Keysight. "This latest accomplishment builds on other recent announcements demonstrating our leadership in LTE 3CA technology solutions. We look forward to building on our track record of being first to provide the industry with the test solutions required to bring the latest technologies to market."

While earlier dual cell HSDPA technology allowed aggregation of two adjacent downlink carriers, the dual band and dual cell HSDPA technology offers the advantage of allowing non-contiguous downlink carrier aggregation. This makes deployment easier given that network operators may have their spectrum resource allocated into separated bands.

The aggregation of downlink carriers offers a higher peak data rate resulting in an enhanced service to 3G networks subscribers as they use their mobile data applications. The test resources recently validated by Keysight provide network operators with the ability to test their radio frequency compliance against industry test plans and thus ensure a secure and smooth user experience.

Keysight offers a wide range of solutions for 2G, 3G, LTE and LTE advance technologies that covers the needs of device designers, labs and networks operators. Additional information is available at 5G mobile communications technologies.

Keysight offers an easy upgrade path allowing customers to integrate the recently validated test cases in their test systems. Contact Keysight at for further upgrade information.

About Keysight in Wireless

From WLAN to LTE-Advanced to the new 5G technologies, Keysight is focused on tackling the toughest design and test problems in the industry with the broadest range of solutions. With the most advanced electronic measurement solutions consisting of powerful software tied to both benchtop and modular hardware, engineers are able to get greater insight into design and test from simulation to R&D, from validation to manufacturing, from conformance to deployment. With experienced engineers in significant roles in cellular and WLAN standards groups and hundreds of application engineers all over the world, Keysight expertise is there to solve customer problems. Additional information is available at and A knowledge library of application notes and more 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

# # #


Janet Smith, Americas
+1 970 679 5397
Twitter: @KeysightJSmith

Sarah Calnan, Europe
+44 (118) 927 5101

Connie Wong, Asia
+852 3197-7818