Keysight Technologies announced Nemo Backpack Pro, an in-building measurement solution for benchmarking 5G New Radio end-user quality of experience in enterprise facilities, airports, arenas and other indoor environments.
As advanced 5G enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive machine-type communications (mMTC) and ultra-reliable and low latency communications (URLLC) use cases are expected to be delivered inside a building, mobile operators need in-building wireless test solutions that quickly, consistently and accurately establish QoE across multiple 5G networks, Keysight Technologies said.
Keysight’s Nemo Backpack Pro allows users to measure in-building key performance indicators (KPIs) across multiple mobile operators’ 5G networks simultaneously, using up to eighteen measurement devices.
“5G deployments in indoor environments require test solutions that efficiently assess end-user QoE across any 3GPP-specified frequency band, benchmark networks and devices, while optimizing new technology functionality,” said Petri Toljamo, vice president and general manager for Nemo wireless solutions at Keysight. “Nemo Backpack Pro makes it easy for mobile operators and system integrators to efficiently capture data in the field. Keysight’s Nemo Outdoor software enables users to analyze the results in real time.”
The company also said that Nemo Backpack Pro offers an innovative structural design that does not add over-the-air path loss to measurements, improving the accuracy of captured data, enabling users to compare KPIs such as data throughput rates, download speeds, quality of voice, streaming services and over-the-top applications between different devices and networks.
The solution also features an expandable, ergonomic design that enables a user to capture relevant measurements for a comprehensive range of test requirements while walking the route only once.
Nemo Backpack Pro is part of Keysight’s portfolio of Nemo wireless network solutions, which uses common software such as Nemo Outdoor, Nemo Handy and Nemo Analyze, as well as common interfaces such as Nemo diagnostic module and the Nemo intelligent device interface to address a wide range of test requirements necessary to analyze the performance of a 5G network or device in the field.