Rakuten Mobile selects Keysight’s 5G network & channel emulation solutions

Japan’s mobile operator leverages Keysight technology in testing, validation and optimization to deploy new 5G infrastructure

Rakuten Mobile, Japan’s mobile operator, has selected the Keysight Technologies ‘s 5G network and channel emulation solutions in testing, validation and optimization of infrastructure and devices to speed introduction of high-performance 5G services.

Rakuten Mobile is currently building a 5G-ready fully virtualized, cloud-native mobile network. Rakuten Mobile selected Keysight 5G solutions to improve the efficiency in their test and validation processes, critical to the delivery of high-performance end-user-experiences that align with market timelines.

Keysight’s suite of 5G network and channel emulation solutions, including the company’s recently launched 5G Device Benchmarking Toolset, will enable Rakuten Mobile to efficiently validate 5G devices and network infrastructure – end-to-end – in over-the-air (OTA) test environments.

Keysight’s solution suite provides access to a comprehensive set of test cases validated by the Global Certification Forum (GCF). This enables Rakuten Mobile to accelerate protocol and radio frequency (RF) device acceptance, according to the 3GPP 5G new radio (NR) standard.