Keysight Collaborates with Qualcomm to Simplify Gigabit LTE Innovation with 2 Gbps Download Speeds


Single R&D solution enables chipset and device manufacturers to prepare for real-world deployments of both LTE and 5G

SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 26, 2018

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that working with Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has achieved 2 Gbps LTE download data speeds using Keysight’s 5G Protocol R&D Toolset and Qualcomm Technologies’ mobile test device, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon X24 LTE modem.

Keysight’s 5G Protocol R&D Toolset, the industry's first 5G protocol test solution, is part of Keysight’s suite of Network Emulation Solutions, the only seamless radio frequency (RF) and protocol workflow approach that enables chipset and device manufacturers to efficiently develop and test the latest 4G and evolving 5G standards in a single solution.

Classified by 3GPP in the latest specifications as UE Category 20, the data rates were achieved through the aggregation of 20 separate streams of LTE data, and incorporated the latest advanced 4x4 MIMO and modulation encoding techniques. Gigabit LTE networks are an important building block towards 5G deployments, enabling mobile operators to address growing data requirements and eventually offer enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services.

“Building comprehensive and advanced LTE support into our solutions is critical to our customers as they prepare to launch new devices that must support both 5G and LTE networks,” says Lucas Hansen, Sr. Director, 5G & Wireless Business, Keysight Technologies. “These customers can now access leading-edge 4G and 5G capability in a single solution, breaking down the silos and disconnected workflows between teams, and achieving cost-efficient testing.”

Keysight’s powerful R&D solutions provide the necessary in-depth insight to chipset and device manufacturers to analyze and debug the behavior of their entire 4G/5G modem as they develop the emerging technology. Last year, Keysight was first to introduce 5G New Radio (NR)-ready network emulation solutions, which Keysight and Qualcomm Technologies used to jointly demonstrate the  4 Gbps 5G data connection at Mobile World Congress 2018.

Additional Information

More information about the 5G protocol R&D toolset is available at Images are available at A video demonstration of Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions is available on YouTube.

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 Keysight Technologies

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

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