HARMAN Announces New 5G Test Lab-as-a-Service for 5G CP Devices

HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung, announced a new end-to-end 5G Testing Lab for 5G CP devices.

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HARMAN is looking to equip technology providers with the ability to execute a variety of protocol and functional tests. The service will also provide validating and examining applications in a real 5G radio environment.

Gartner predicted that 5G revenue doubled in 2020, to reach more than $8 billion.

The HARMAN 5G Testing Lab provides an independent environment. Testers can ensure positive performance and pre-validate any 5G CP device. Further, they can also test applications across additional parameters, third-party integrations and use cases.

HARMAN’s Lab will allow device-to-cloud performance analysis. This will benefit chipset conformance testing, pre-certification testing, network operator approval testing, application performance verification and more. This means that technology providers have a detailed insight into the full-spectrum user experience of a device.

David Owens, Senior VP, HARMAN, said in a statement, “Advances in technologies like 5G yield significant opportunity to accelerate innovation across nearly every industry – from healthcare and manufacturing, transportation to consumer device support”.

“But, to turn innovation into impact, testing the reliability and effectiveness of new technologies is crucial”, Owens added.

Further, he said, “with the new comprehensive HARMAN 5G Testing Lab, technology providers have a one-stop shop to not only test and verify their solutions cohesively from device-to-cloud – but collect additional detailed insight about device performance across multiple variables and truly raise the bar for consumer 5G experiences.”

Lab Features

Chipmakers, device OEMs and telcos can leverage HARMAN 5G Testing Lab for many uses. Not only they can validate their solutions, but also determine how to scale, expand and innovate well into the 5G future.

At its core, HARMAN’s Testing Lab will simulate a 5G radio and core network to measure multiple levels of end-to-end application performance.

The Lab will first assess radio output, testing frequency, signal quality and modulations. After this, it will measure data via application layers to assess the output of specific use cases.

Also, the Lab can simulate different network conditions, such as weather or unexpected network interference. This will further allow partner applications to deliver an assessment of how new 5G devices will operate in the field – and in the hands of consumers.

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