Keysight Technologies announced that working with Qualcomm Technologies has achieved 2Gbps LTE download data speeds using Keysight’s 5G Protocol R&D Toolset and Qualcomm Technologies’ mobile test device, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem.
5G Protocol R&D Toolset, which is an 5G protocol test solution, is part of Keysight’s suite of Network Emulation Solutions. This radio frequency (RF) and protocol workflow that enables chipset and device manufacturers to develop and test the latest 4G and evolving 5G standards in a single solution.
Classified by 3GPP in the latest specifications as UE Category 20, the data rates were achieved through the aggregation of 20 separate streams of LTE data, and incorporated the latest advanced 4×4 MIMO and modulation encoding techniques.
Gigabit LTE networks are an important building block towards 5G deployments, enabling mobile operators to address growing data requirements and eventually offer enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services.