For the test industry, this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) came down to two major themes: 5G and the internet of things, with a little virtualization thrown in just to keep things lively.
So who was doing 5G test demos at MWC? The real question is, who wasn’t? Some of the notable demos included Keysight Techonologies’ work with Qualcomm to show off the aggregation of eight 100 MHz carriers at 28 GHz, achieving 4 Gbps speeds; and Keysight’s demo of 5G base station reference design verification with the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, as well as emulation of devices for a 5G base station with DatangMobile. Keysight’s UE emulation for 5G is also being used by Samsung for interoperability teating, while Samsung will be using Anritsu’s Signal Analyzer MS2850A with 5G analysis software to support its 5G production lines for manufacturing quality assurance.