PCTEST, Part of Element, Selects Keysight’s 5G Test Solutions to Verify Performance of 5G Devices Across Frequency Range 1 and 2

May 19, 2020

Enables leading test laboratory to ensure 5G devices meet the rigorous compliance specifications of government, industry, and carriers

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that PCTEST has selected Keysight’s 5G test solutions to verify the performance of 5G devices across frequency range 1 (FR1) and FR2.

PCTEST, research, and development laboratory specializing in regulatory, conformance, and performance testing of wireless devices, was recently acquired by Element Materials Technology. It is the latest test house to reinvest in Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions to ensure 5G devices meet the rigorous compliance specifications of government, industry, and carriers.

PCTEST selected Keysight’s 5G device test solutions to expand test services related to performance validation of 5G mmWave devices in over-the-air (OTA) test environments. These certification test services ensure a 5G device user can achieve reliable access to a 5G network using the FR2 spectrum. PCTEST uses Keysight’s 5G solutions to deliver accurate and comprehensive 5G device performance and certification services.

“With the expertise of Keysight, PCTEST is pleased to facilitate the deployment of 5G devices into the marketplace as quickly as possible, empowering users to access high speed, reliable 5G network infrastructure,” said Randy Ortanez, CEO at PCTEST. “Our investment in Keysight’s 5G test solutions underscores our commitment to customers as we support a 21st Century connected technologies ecosystem.”

Keysight combines 5G network emulation solutions with compact antenna test range (CATR) chambers to support regulatory, conformance, and performance testing of 5G mobile devices. Keysight addresses global test requirements, mandated by mobile operators and certification forums including CTIA, PTCRB, and GCF, on a single solution platform.

“Keysight is pleased to work with partners like PCTEST who are equally committed to supporting the goals of the wireless industry, validating that products are safe, high-quality, compliant and reliable,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice president, and general manager of Keysight’s wireless test group. “5G complexity is on the rise, and Keysight is delivering solutions that address the needs of test houses, wireless equipment manufacturers and mobile operators who rely on proven test capabilities to ensure their products provide consistent performance.”

About PCTEST Engineering Laboratory

PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, LLC is a premier 3rd party authorized by the major US and international operators in Lab Conformance testing, including 4G/5G interoperability, OTA, Carrier Aggregation, and VoLTE. PCTEST is also a leading FCC and ISED compliance facility and certification body specializing in comprehensive EMC, RF, SAR, and HAC testing. Furthermore, PCTEST had tested and certified the first 5G mmW device in the US. PCTEST test facilities are strategically located in Columbia MD, San Jose CA, Korea, and Japan offering complete one-stop testing and certification services for wireless device manufacturers. For further information, please email info@pctest.com or visit our website at www.pctest.com.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor, and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.3B in the fiscal year 2019. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

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