Keysight Technologies is a leading technology company which is delivering advanced design and validation solutions. This is to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. They made an announcement that it has collaborated with MediaTek, with the aim of achieving 6Gbps data throughput speeds by aggregating three 5G new radio (NR) carriers (3CC CA) 300 MHz bandwidth in the sub-6GHz spectrum.
This collaboration has made the mobile operators to deploy advanced standalone (SA) 5G services more efficiently. MediaTek is using its latest M80 5G modem and Keysight’s 5G Protocol R&D Toolset. This is based on the company’s suite of 5G network emulation solutions. And that is to exceed 6Gbps data throughput speeds in MediaTek’s lab at Hsinchu Science Park. Mark Wallace, senior vice president of Keysight global sales said that this milestone is significant to mobile operators who are with substantial investments in frequency range 1 (FR1) that need to efficiently leverage spectrum allocations to deploy advanced 5G NR services requiring high data rates. Together with MediaTek, Keysight demonstrated that it is possible to reach very high data rates in FR1, by leveraging the power of carrier aggregation in 5G NR standalone mode.
Around the world, nearly 80 operators are investing in 5G NR in SA mode. This is to realize the full benefits of the new cellular standard. 5G NR in SA mode is supporting in more than 300 launched devices. JS Pan, General Manager of Wireless Communication System and Partnership at MediaTek said that their work with Keysight is to successfully test and showcase outstanding data rate performance using 3CC Carrier Aggregation in sub-6GHz spectrum. This will open up new possibilities for mobile operators deploying 5G. Since many global cellular operators hold diverse spectrum among low and mid-bands, and the industry is actively transitioning to 5G SA networks to embrace new capabilities.
Keysight and MediaTek joined forces, in 2018 to develop and test the latest 5G technologies. Many collaborative innovation which benefits the consumers, businesses and public sector organizations came up. The validation of the industry’s first 5G mmWave modem and the establishment of 5G connection based on 3GPP release 16 (Rel-16) specifications are some of its milestone achievements. 6Gbps data throughput performance with 3CC Sub-6GHz 5G connectivity is its latest success.