- Telia tested narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) and long-term evolution (4G), category M1 (LTE-M) technologies successfully in the lab and with live networks
- Keysight provided its Nemo Outdoor drive test solution to measure coverage and to test the functionality of the IoT sensor product
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 11, 2017
LTE-IoT is in its early commercial phase with multiple pilots and test networks currently active across the globe. Keysight's Nemo Outdoor measurement solution and Nemo Analyze analysis tools are fully capable of testing NB-IoT and LTE-M networks. Engineers can use the test applications in early lab and field testing, device benchmarking, network acceptance, network benchmarking, or service level agreement verification.
"With these tests, we can truly say that the future of connected devices begins now," said Telia business manager Mikael Sundholm. "We have proved that users can measure and transfer temperature values, for example, with this new technology via the mobile network, directly from the sensor to the customer's display. With the success of this pilot, we can now start building new solutions for our customers in the coming months. This will lead to a significant increase in the information and knowledge available for making a variety of business decisions.".
"In the pilot, we enabled the measurement of Telia's IoT service in a network delivered by Nokia," said Kai Ojala, head of Nemo measurement solutions at Keysight Technologies. "During the initial phase, our measurement applications were used to test LTE-IoT RAN together with the core network, after which we offered solutions to test the coverage of LTE-IoT compared to the existing LTE service area. These test phases are crucial to operators for verifying network performance as well as for understanding how operators can offer LTE-IoT services commercially to new applications and service businesses."
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers 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.
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