Keysight’s 5G Test Platforms Selected by Mavenir to Accelerate Software Development for 5G Ran and Core Platforms

AUTHORED BY: Dusti Unger

Keysight’s 5G UEE solutions validate end-to-end performance of virtualized radio access and cloud-native core networks

SANTA ROSA, Calif., RICHARDSON, TX., July 22, 2020 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, and Mavenir, the industry’s only end-to-end cloud-native network software provider for 4G/5G networks, announced that Mavenir has selected Keysight’s 5G user equipment emulation (UEE) solutions to accelerate the development of software for 5G radio access network (RAN) and 5G core (5GC) platforms.

The mobile industry is transitioning towards virtualized RAN (vRAN) architectures using standard open RAN interfaces in order to flexibly and cost-effectively address a diverse set of demands driven by both consumers and vertical industries. Mavenir is part of an expanding ecosystem of software and wireless equipment vendors that offers solutions with open standard interfaces in support of disaggregated network architectures.

“Mavenir and Keysight support an industry in transformation that needs flexible tools for validating the performance of virtualized 5G radio access and core network functionalities,” said Giampaolo Tardioli, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s network access test group. “Keysight’s 5G UEE platforms enable Mavenir to validate the end-to-end performance of cloud-native RAN and 5GC software solutions, critical in the delivery of agile solutions that support more than twenty-five communications service providers (CSPs) committed to deploying O-RAN compliant networks.”

Mavenir uses Keysight’s automated and scalable 5G UEE solutions to emulate a massive number of subscribers and numerous use scenarios. These solutions support conformance validation of O-RAN distributed units (O-DU) and radio units (O-RU), ensuring that 5G network elements comply to the latest specifications set by both 3GPP and O-RAN standards organizations. Keysight’s UEE solutions deliver real-world scenarios for protocol and load testing with integrated sophisticated channel emulation capabilities that allow users to verify the performance of a RAN deployed in a complex radio environment.”

Keysight’s cutting-edge tools, developer support and leading 5G expertise, enable Mavenir to effectivelyvalidate our radio access network solutions,” said Mikael Rylander, general manager of the Radio Access BU at Mavenir. “Keysight’s solutions improve our ability to flexibly deliver high quality software to our telco customer base and better support the OpenRAN ecosystem”.