5G NETWORKS MUST DELIVER HIGH PERFORMANCE AND QOS
The upcoming fifth generation of wireless networks, also known as “5G”, promises to be a game changer. It is not only targeted to drastically improve the end-user experience. 5G is as much about the connected devices forming the well-talked-about Internet of Things (IoT) as it is about the individual consumer.
By far, the biggest challenge the industry has is coping with the billions of Internet-connected devices of the future. The huge variety of devices and their differing needs are imposing significant changes to the way wireless networks work - this creates the 5G revolution. There are many more drivers for 5G, extreme-high-definition video, augmented and virtual reality, public safety applications, and the sunset of traditional PSTN services. Read more.
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ASSESS 5G CONVERGENCE AT SCALE
Powered by IxLoad-Wireless, Ixia’s wireless test solution is the only converged, high-scale LTE test solution in the market. It allows service providers and NEMs to test the cellular networks of today and the future, from end-to-end or in isolation, to measure subscriber quality of experience.
Ixia is enabling a smooth transition to 5G with best-in-class wireless test solutions that validate the quality of experience of wireless services at massive scale. For this, we have recently launched XAir2, a new hardware platform for massive scale cellular subscriber emulation and radio access network testing.
Combined with our PerfectStorm high-scale, modular application and security test platform and a new, more scalable XAir2 radio head, we offer the world’s most scalable Uu interface test solution.
XAIR2 - THE STEPPING STONE TO 5G TESTING
Ixia’s IxLoad-Wireless XAir2 provides user equipment (UE) emulation that enables a powerful IxLoad eNodeB Layer 1 to 7 test solution. With complex UE modeling and emulation, it offers realistic and easily-configured traffic models and call patterns.
- Support for advanced carrier aggregation, with up to four carriers
- Multiple 10GE traffic generation ports to help model per-subscriber throughput growth
- Support for unlicensed spectrum usage with technologies like LTE-U and LAA
- 400 - 5900MHz frequency range
- Powerful and extensible with technologies like Cellular IoT (NB-IoT, Cat1M)
Being first and best in 5G requires a team that’s a step ahead. From early designs to amazing user experience, Keysight’s solutions and people are enabling the industry to navigate through its toughest transitions. We will equip you to take control across your workflow with insights that span Layers 1 through 7.
To drive the 5G revolution, your device engineers must successfully navigate technology evolution in multiple domains. As the 5G timeline accelerates, Keysight is guiding the way with end-to-end workflow solutions that are ready before you need them. Get a head start with engineering know-how and ecosystem insights by joining us—and the market leaders—on the fastest path to 5G.
Keysight is helping solve design challenges ahead of each technology wave. We do this by delivering an ongoing stream of timely solutions that span the device ecosystem. Our end-to-end approach offers solutions that holistically address and optimize your workflow. The foundation is Keysight’s peaked expertise in 5G technologies, solutions and services, a combination that enables you to accelerate innovation in new-generation devices.