New Handheld Measurement Software For Smartphones

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Fast verification of 5G new radio (NR) quality-of-service (QoS) and quality-of-experience (QoE) and access to non-rooted, 5G COTS smartphones

According to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association, the rapid pace of 5G deployments is expected to accelerate with more than one-hundred mobile operators having launched global commercial 5G services to date.

In view of this, a new handheld measurement software called Nemo Handy has been developed by Keysight Technologies for the verification of 5G new radio (NR) quality-of-service (QoS) and quality-of-experience (QoE) in the field.

Nemo Handy Handheld Measurement software allows mobile operators and vendors to quickly verify QoE as experienced by users of different 5G. In addition, the new Nemo Diagnostics Module, an external hardware unit, enables users to easily access non-rooted, 5G COTS smartphones.

“It applies particularly well to capturing network quality measurements inside of buildings, where most of mobile traffic is generated,” said Petri Toljamo, vice president and general manager for Nemo wireless solutions at Keysight.

Key customer benefits of Nemo Handy measurement software include:

  • Plug and play set-up, without the need for special firmware, when switching from one 5G COTS smartphone to another to initiate a new series of measurements.
  • Extended measurement functionality, cost-effective voice quality testing across different 5G devices and support for up to two devices via Keysight’s new Nemo Diagnostics Module.
  • Chipset-agnostic software that supports comparable measurements between devices built on various chipsets from different vendors.
  • Instant uploading of small-sized log files captured in the field, as well as optional remote management and quick analysis using Nemo Cloud.

As a handheld drive test tool for performing both outdoor and indoor measurements, Nemo Handy offers real-time measurement visualisation of radio frequency (RF), as well as data throughput, latency and signalling.

Nemo Handy runs on a rooted smartphone, which allows users to troubleshoot a live 5G network with an active subscriber base and performs a wide range of measurements, including QoE of social media and over the top (OTT) type of applications such as YouTube.


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