Press Release

Keysight, the leading test and measurement vendor, has announced a collaboration with Nokia to verify 5G coverage in a live test network using Keysight’s 5G field measurement solutions.

Nokia is a global leader in creating the technology to connect the world. The company has selected Keysight’s Nemo Outdoor field test solution, FieldFox spectrum analyzer and Nemo Analyze as several of their preferred toolsets for the measurement of 5G new radio (NR) radio-wave propagation in the field, as well as verification of outdoor and indoor coverage across both sub-6GHz and mmWave frequency ranges. Keysight’s solutions also help enable Nokia to benchmark new software releases and features in the network and validate the quality of the company’s 5G network solutions.

"5G NR leverages massive MIMO and beamforming capabilities, which need to be extensively tested in a field environment," said Erkka Ala-Tauriala, head of cloud development services at Nokia. "Keysight’s 5G field measurement solutions help our field verification teams verify feature performance and ensure proper functionality prior to network deployment. A single, portable solution capable of measuring both mmWave and sub-6GHz frequency ranges, allows us to verify 5G coverage in both indoor and outdoor environments."

Keysight’s 5G field measurement solution provides a complete measurement system for mmWave radio propagation. It includes the software and hardware needed to collect, analyze and visualize data, as well as generate statistical information that can easily be shared across an organization. Keysight’s Nemo Outdoor is a scalable field test solution for measuring radio interface parameters in wireless networks. Keysight’s FieldFox is a handheld RF and microwave analyzer, covering frequencies from 4 to 50GHz. Nemo Analyze is a post-processing solution for analyzing and visualizing field measurement results.

"We’re pleased that Nokia selected Keysight’s 5G field measurement solutions to help their field verification teams better understand the characteristics of mmWave and sub-6GHz radio propagation and support their commitment to quality," said Kai Ojala, head of Nemo measurement solutions at Keysight Technologies.