Keysight Technologies Participates in Joint Demonstration on Next-Generation 5G Wireless Communication Systems with China Mobile at Mobile World Congress

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 27, 2015 — Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced it will participate in a joint demonstration on next-generation 5G wireless communication systems as part of the 5G collaboration project with China Mobile Communications Co. Ltd. Research Institute (CMRI) at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Mar. 2-5. China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile network operator and a market leader in 3G/LTE and next-generation wireless network development.

Keysight Technologies and China Mobile Research Institute signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing in June 2014 to initiate a collaboration focused on developing and providing test and measurement solutions for 5G wireless communication systems. Since June, teams from both companies have been working closely on the 5G collaboration project and have made very good progress.

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Keysight will participate in a demonstration with China Mobile to showcase the progress the two companies have made. The demonstration will focus on large-scale antenna systems based on CMRI’s new SmarTile unit. The SmarTile-based, Invisible Base Station is a new concept and brings additional challenges as compared to the more traditional approach, chief among them is system verification and testing. In this demonstration, the signal quality and multi-channel beam-forming capability of large-scale antenna systems is measured and validated with Keysight’s multi-channel analyzer and 89600 VSA software.

“CMCC Research Institute started its 5G key technologies R&D program in 2011,” said Dr. Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies, CMCC Research Institute. “We have made substantial progress in various key technology areas and established collaborations with global partners on 5G research. The joint demonstration at the Mobile World Congress this time is from the 5G collaboration between Keysight and CMRI, and is a very important part of the overall 5G roadmap from CMCC. We are very happy with the progress of the collaboration with Keysight so far, and are very confident in the continuous effectiveness of our 5G research together.”

“As the leader in test and measurement, Keysight will continue working on 5G research with CMCC’s research institute and other partners to define and provide test tools for next-generation wireless systems,” said Andy Botka, Keysight vice president and general manager of the Microwave and Communications Division. “Our goal is to demonstrate and strengthen the technical leadership of both companies.”

Keysight’s collaborative work with CMRI on 5G research reflects the strong commitment by Keysight to support industry leaders in the development of next-generation wireless technologies.

Keysight 5G

Keysight Technologies, Inc. provides a comprehensive set of 5G electronic design and test tools designed to help engineers gain greater insight into their R&D and manufacturing processes. Keysight’s 5G simulation and measurement solutions include: mmWave, broadband generation and analysis; physical layer designs; MIMO, RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave components and antennas; and high-speed digital and power management. Keysight is working closely with industry consortia, industry-leading companies and academia to advance the next-generation of 5G wireless communications systems. Information about Keysight’s 5G test and measurement solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/5G.

About China Mobile Research Institution (CMRI)

China Mobile Research Institution (CMRI) is the central organization in full support of China Mobile Communications Corporation’s (CMCC) core businesses by carrying out technology research and development in ICT industry. Its mission is to become the ‘engine’ to drive innovations within China Mobile and to be a world-class industry research labs contributing to the entire ICT industry. The CMRI currently has a young and vibrant pool of some 1000 research scientists, engineers, managerial and administrative staff, among whom 91 percent of the employees have earned a higher-education degree up to master degree or Ph.D. In addition, CMRI has currently been proudly conferred by the Chinese government as one of the first groups of ‘Centre of Excellence’ for innovation research and technology incubation to host those established Chinese talents returning from overseas to serve the country. CMRI has introduced six experts from “Recruitment Program of Global Experts.”

The CMRI specializes in broad research and technology areas of Telecommunications and IT fields, including wireless access technology, future network technology, service technology, mobile terminals, IT, industry and market, operational support, etc. In the meantime, CMRI has been an active contributor or initiator to numerous international standards in dozens of standards organizations as well as the driving force of mobile technology standards development in China. CMRI is the designed National Centre for Mobile e-commerce Research and Development, and is awarded the permanent Gold-Medal Test Centre by the international standards organization-Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). Hope that we can build a bright future of mobile communication together with all our partners.

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 2014. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com .

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