5G NR test cases validated by GCF and PTCRB

Posted By : Mick Elliott
5G NR test cases validated by GCF and PTCRB

5G network emulation solutions from Keysight Technologies deliver a leading number of 5G new radio (NR) protocol conformance test cases validated by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB, a certification forum consisting of leading U.S. mobile operators.

These test cases enables the mobile ecosystem to accelerate 5G NR device certification in compliance with specifications set by 3GPP, the global mobile communications standards organisation.

This early access to a comprehensive set of test cases allows device makers to speed validation of a wide range of scenarios.

Keysight’s 5G Protocol Conformance Toolset, part of Keysight's suite of 5G network emulation solutions, offers GCF validated 5G NR protocol test cases in non-standalone (NSA) mode across both frequency range 1 (FR1) and FR2.

The toolset offers protocol test cases for standalone (SA) mode as validated by both GCF and PTCRB. The standalone mode leverages a new 3GPP core network architecture – the 5G Core (5GC) – to unlock the full potential of 5G NR, resulting in new use cases requiring ultra-low latency and higher capacity.

"By offering a leading number of RF and protocol conformance test cases validated by both GCF and PTCRB on the same platform, we're making it possible for global mobile ecosystems to efficiently accelerate 5G device certification, bringing 5G commercial services to consumers around the world," said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Keysight's wireless test group. "We're pleased to play a key role in speeding the deployment of a wide range of 5G use cases addressing enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and ultra-low latency requirements for both consumer and vertical industry applications."

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