Keysight Technologies, Datang Telecom Sign MOU to Establish Strategic Partnership on Research, Development of 5G Communication Technologies


Ron Nersesian, President and CEO of Keysight Technologies and Caiji Zhen, CEO and Chairman of Board of Datang Telecom Group Confirm Agreement


  • Agreement allows both companies to deepen insight into 5G test and measurement technologies
  • Partnership committed to help move 5G innovations forward

SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 17, 2016

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) and Datang Telecom Group today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic partnership on research and development of 5G communication technologies. 5G is the next generation of wireless communication technologies, featured as big data, massive connections and diverse user scenarios. Both companies are committed to co-work on the 5G enabling technologies, standardization, prototype verification and evaluations, aiming to move 5G innovations forward.

Keysight and Datang Telecom Group's R&D cooperative partnership started with 3G and 4G. Datang Telecom Group is the creator of 3G TD-SCDMA technologies, and remains the leading enterprise for 4G TD-LTE-Advanced technologies. Building on the existing solid foundation, the 5G collaboration will further improve technology expertise. The 5G strategic partnership will help Datang Telecom Group upgrade its 5G technologies, system equipment and chipsets. Meanwhile, the agreement will help Keysight deepen its understanding of 5G test and measurement technologies and the overall needs of the 5G market.

"Datang Telecom and Keysight Technologies received fruitful rewards in 3G and 4G collaborations and today the two companies work together again under our 5G strategic partnership," said by Dr. Zhen Caiji, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Datang Telecom Group. "It will speed up 5G technologies R&D, push 5G standardization and commercialization moving forward, and help capture the global 5G market opportunities."

"We are glad to establish our 5G strategic partnership with Datang Telecom Group," said Ron Nersesian, president and CEO of Keysight Technologies. "Keysight will strengthen its investment on TD-LTE-Advanced and 5G test solutions and we will keep pushing 5G global innovation forward through collaboration with our partners in technical R&D, standardization and commercialization."

An image of Ron Nersesian, Keysight and Dr. Zhen Caiji, Datang at the MOU signing is available at

About Keysight in 5G

The development of 5G depends on up-to-date tools that let designers easily explore new signals, scenarios and topologies. Keysight's 5G solutions are ready to enable deeper insights as development evolves with the standard. In design and test, Keysight is helping industry leaders innovate across new and existing technologies as they transform ideas into reality. Additional information about Keysight's 5G design, test and measurement solutions is available at

About Datang Telecom Group

Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Group (hereinafter referred to as Datang) is a large-scale, hi-tech state-owned enterprise specializing in ICT industry, with a product and service portfolio ranging from wireless mobile telecommunications, integrated circuit design and manufacturing, to information security. The overall asset is nearly 50 billion RMB.

Datang is a prestigious firm in wireless telecom industry, continuously driving the technology breakthrough and product innovation. As the creator and core IPR holder of TD-SCDMA (international 3G standard), Datang has been a market leader in promoting the industrialization and commercialization of the technology. Through forming strategic partnerships with top global players, working closely with industry standard bodies, and advocating numerous domestic suppliers and clients to participate in the ecosystem, Datang offers a comprehensive TD-SCDMA solution covering mobile telecom system equipment, broadband wireless access system, mobile phone chipset and software platform, test instruments, and value-added services such as network planning, engineering, optimization services, and mobile handset applications development support etc. To keep a pioneer role in this fast-changing, rapidly-growing market, Datang has developed the TD-LTE (the evolution of TD-SCDMA) technology and product, and its proposal of TD-LTE Advanced technology has been incorporated into the 4G international standard by ITU-T.

More information about Datang Telecom Group 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

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