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TRADE NEWS: Keysight Technologies Joins 5G Forum in South Korea

August 11, 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Keysight Technologies, Inc. today announced membership in the Korea 5G Forum, a collaborative development environment for next–generation 5G wireless communication. The Korea 5G Forum was founded by the Ministry of Science, ICT (information and communications technology) and Future Planning (MSIP) to lead the development of 5G mobile wireless communications and to commercialize 5G technology. The forum cooperates internationally on standardization, research and development, and in creating an ecosystem for the next generation of wireless communications.

Global 5G technology development is a catalyst for meeting the explosive growth in mobile internet access. The South Korea ministry created the 5G Forum in cooperation with telecommunications companies, semiconductor companies, academia, and research institutes. Keysight will actively participate and collaborate with the 5G Forum to establish development strategies for the future of mobile telecommunications alongside industry and academic professionals.

“We are proud to be a member of the 5G Forum,” said Duk-Kwon Yoon, Keysight South Korea president and general manager. “This underscores Keysight’s commitment to being the premier 5G test solution provider. We will continue to actively participate with strategic industry leaders to advance the development of this exciting and vital next-generation wireless technology.”

“Our work with the 5G Forum in South Korea and key industry leaders in this important part of the world is a critical part of our global participation in the advancement of 5G technology,” said Roger Nichols, Keysight 5G program manager. “This is a significant step and we look forward to this collaboration and to addressing the test and measurement challenges during the deployment of the next-generation of wireless communication devices.”

Keysight 5G

Keysight Technologies, Inc. provides a comprehensive set of 5G electronic design and test tools designed to help engineers gain greater insight into their R&D and manufacturing processes. Keysight’s 5G simulation and measurement solutions include: mmWave, broadband generation and analysis; physical layer designs; MIMO, RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave components and antennas; and high-speed digital and power management. Keysight is working closely with industry consortia, industry-leading companies and academia to move forward the next-generation of 5G wireless communications systems.

Information about Keysight’s 5G test and measurement solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/5G.

About the 5G Forum

The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning founded the 5G Forum in Seoul on May 30. 5G Forum members consist of public and private sectors, including mobile telecommunication carriers, manufacturers and academic professionals.

The goal of the 5G Forum is to assist in the development of the standard and contribute to its globalization. By 2020 the South Korean government intends to commercially deploy 5G mobile telecommunication technology for the first time in the world featuring five core 5G services during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. This would include social networking services, mobile 3D imaging, artificial intelligence, high-speed services, ultra- and high-definition resolution capabilities, and holographic technologies.

Insik Park, business division head of SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest Telecom Company, was selected as the first chairperson of the forum. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), three major telecom companies, and several major electronics companies, including Samsung Electronics, LG electronics, KMW and Dio Interactive, were appointed to the Board as co-chairs. For further information about the 5G Forum, visit www.5gforum.org.

About Keysight Technologies

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent Technologies announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company, Keysight Technologies, began operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Agilent on Aug. 1, 2014 with a full separation anticipated in early November 2014. Keysight is expected to trade on the NYSE under the symbol KEYS.

Keysight is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers’ measurement experience through innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight provides electronic measurement instruments and systems and related software, software design tools and services used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com.

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