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Keysight Technologies has been chosen as the test partner for the Deutsche Telekom Satellite NB-IoT Early Adopter Program, providing an end-to-end narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) non-terrestrial network (NTN) testbed for designers and developers to validate reference designs for solutions based on 3GPP Release 17 (Rel-17) NTN specifications.

The Satellite NB-IoT Early Adopter Program, led by Deutsche Telekom in collaboration with Skylo and Murata, addresses critical challenges posed by limited cellular coverage while also allowing for data transmission across vast areas. By incorporating satellite communication, the program speeds up the development and deployment of NB-IoT solutions, ensuring dependable, ubiquitous, and secure data transmission.

Participants in the program will have exclusive access to cutting-edge solutions from Deutsche Telekom, Skylo, and Murata, including early access to the first Rel-17 standards-based NB-IoT modules and a global satellite network.

Jens Olejak, Head, Satellite IoT Program, Deutsche Telekom, said, "Keysight was chosen as test partner for the Satellite NB-IoT Early Adopter Program based on its extensive collaboration with all market makers, providing unparalleled NTN solutions from the earliest stages of development. This collaboration will empower developers to innovate with confidence, leveraging Keysight's expertise in leading solutions available today."

Lucas Hansen, Vice President, Wireless Devices and Operators, Keysight, shared, "Keysight's unique position lies in our comprehensive expertise, which seamlessly leverages both cellular and satellite technologies by providing end-to-end solutions, including network modeling, protocol emulation, field testing, and application testing. Our NB-IoT NTN solutions set the standard for validating the dynamic capabilities of NB-NTN devices and systems, exemplified by our pioneering role in defining Skylo's test plan."