Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTNs)

Using satellites to expand your wireless communications reach


The S8704A Protocol Conformance Toolset provides comprehensive coverage of the 3GPP-defined Protocol, IMS, USIM/USAT, MCPTT and LBS conformance test cases for 5G, LTE, and C-V2X.

The 3GPP test specifications supported are:

  • 3GPP TS 38.523-1 (5GS)
  • 3GPP TS 31.121 (5G USIM)
  • 3GPP TS 31.124 (5G USAT)
  • 3GPP TS 36.523-1 (LTE and C-V2X)
  • 3GPP TS 34.229-1/5 (IMS)
  • 3GPP TS 37.901-1 (LTE Data Throughput)
  • 3GPP TS 37.571-2 (LBS)
  • 3GPP TS 36.579-2 (MCPTT)
  • 3GPP TS 36.579-6 (MC Video)
  • 3GPP TS 36.579-7 (MC Data)
  • Access to validated NTN and RedCap test cases

The test cases are based on the latest TTCN-3 test specification from 3GPP RAN5 required for device certification and support all GCF and PTCRB mandated frequency bands in both sub-6GHz (FR1) and mmWave (FR2) frequencies.

It offers:

  • Comprehensive access to GCF and PTCRB protocol test cases
  • Modular and scalable software and hardware platform
  • Flexible licensing infrastructure that allows optimal asset utilization
  • Comprehensive campaign management
  • Advanced logging features that enable rapid debugging of test case failures
  • Unattended test campaign execution with device automation
  • Unique solution for automatically programming required SIM card profiles

The S8704A Protocol Conformance Toolset is part of Keysight’s 5G Network Emulation Solution portfolio. A compact solution that supports the entire protocol testing needs of the GCF and PTCRB certification bodies, the S8704A Protocol Conformance Toolset easily scales with the Keysight S8705A 5G RF/RRM DVT and Conformance Toolset to facilitate mobile device verification and certification across radio frequency (RF), radio resource management (RRM) and protocol.

The S8704A Protocol Conformance toolset shares key components with other Keysight 5G solutions, such as the S8701A Protocol R&D Toolset and S8706A Protocol Carrier Acceptance Toolset.

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Ensure Compliance with 3GPP NTN requirements

3GPP Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) technology enhancements enable mobile devices to operate in areas where there is low or no cellular connectivity. This is critical to many industries such as agriculture, transportation, and utilities. Solution are required to verify that devices can handle the path loss and delays associated with NTN and operate as intended according to 3GPP NTN requirements, to provide stable and reliable connectivity. Learn more about how Keysight's Device Acceptance Solutions can help you test and prove compliance against Conformance and Carrier Acceptance test requirements.

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