Keysight, SK Telecom Accelerate 5G Network Design and Deployment


Keysight, SK Telecom collaborate to address challenges introduced by mmWave, Massive MIMO and beamforming technologies

Test equipment firm Keysight announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Korea’s mobile operator SK Telecom to collaborate on 5G network design development and testing technology.

The announcement stated that the MoU covers development of 5G device performance validation technology, test cases and processes to help verify that new products perform as intended on the mobile operator’s network.


In addition, the two companies will collaborate on Massive MIMO and beamforming to achieve higher data speeds and lower latencies, which many future 5G applications will require.

“Mobile operators deploying 5G technology on mmWave frequencies need to address challenges around higher radio propagation losses as well as complex fading conditions. Keysight’s expertise in mmWave combined with its comprehensive suite of network and channel emulation solutions supports mobile operators targeting early deployments of 5G networks”, the company highlighted in the announcement.

“We are excited to extend our collaboration with SK Telecom to support their early deployments of 5G on mmWave frequencies,” stated Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Wireless Devices and Operators at Keysight Technologies. “Keysight’s early engagements with market leaders, contributions to the 3GPP standardization development and scalable 5G test and measurement solutions is enabling a connected mobile ecosystem to accelerate 5G deployment.”

“SK Telecom is targeting seamless 5G communications quality by leveraging wider bandwidths in mmWave spectrum,” says Jongkwan Park, head of Network Technology R&D Center for SK Telecom. “We are pleased to collaborate with Keysight, the company with 5G expertise and solutions in this field, to help support our ambitious 5G deployment goals.”

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