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Accelerating Innovation: Keysight’s Solutions Scoop Two Leading Awards

Blog Post created by Marie Hattar Employee on Mar 29, 2018

It is always exciting when the advanced capabilities of your solutions are recognized with prominent industry accolades. So, we were understandably delighted to have recently won major awards for two of our testing products from influential industry organizations.


UE Emulation Solution: a 5G technology breakthrough

At the end of February, our UE Emulation (UEE) Solution received the ‘Innovative Breakthrough in Mobile Technology Award’ for protocol testing of NB-IoT at the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) event in Barcelona. The award category highlights major technology enhancements in the entire mobile ecosystem from mobile operators and equipment manufacturers. The UEE solution delivers powerful and flexible test functions, including protocol and load testing for base stations across 5G NR and LTE, and enables emulation of a wide range of demanding usage requirements and configurations to improve network performance validation.


The advanced test capabilities of the UEE solution were further underlined at Mobile World Congress 2018, where Keysight announced successful interoperability testing of the solution with Samsung's new 5G base station based on 5G New Radio (NR) standards, to help accelerate the development and deployment of 5G networks. We also demonstrated 5G NR technology using the UEE solution together with Datang Mobile's 5G base station at MWC.


The best in field test: K400 load module is an industry first

In March, during the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) in San Diego, the K400 QSFP-DD-400GE load module was a winner in the 2018 Lightwave Innovation Reviews program, in the Field Test Equipment category.


The Innovation Reviews program recognizes cutting-edge solutions in optical communications, with winners selected by an independent panel of judges from across the industry. The awards are presented annually by Lightwave, the leading publication focused on fiber optics and optoelectronics. During their evaluation, the judges said that the K400 load module offers "An important capability for the ecosystem to develop, test, qualify and deploy new 400G datacenter pluggables.”


At the OFC conference, the K400 load module was also used as a core component of the first ever public demonstration of 400GE traffic over QSFP-DD optics. The demo saw live, full line rate 400GE traffic being sent to and from Juniper 400G transport technology using LR8 QSFP-DD optics provided by Finisar and Source Photonics. These new optics will be key to accelerating the development of new 400 Gigabit Ethernet network equipment and systems, and will power a range of next-generation services, including 5G.


We’re honored that our ability to create innovative test solutions — that enable next-generation communications to be brought to market faster — has been recognized with these prestigious awards. Find out more about our 5G test solutions here, and our 400GE test solutions here.