Viavi Solutions Articles
Surge in remote work propels network visibility
VIAVI Solutions has released the results of its 13th annual State of the Network global study of enterprise networking and security challenges. The study shows that IT teams critically require better network visibility driven by a number of factors, including tremendous disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, relentless technological advances, remote working reaching an all-time high and the expanding security threatscape.
VIAVI introduces 3D geolocation for 5G networks
Viavi Solutions has announced that it has expanded its NITRO Mobile assurance portfolio with two new solutions – GEOperformance 5G and Coverage Assurance 5G. The two solutions give operators a 3D geolocation view of 5G coverage and subscriber experience, allowing them to transform 5G RAN planning and performance engineering.
VIAVI extends O-RAN specification test suite
Viavi Solutions has announced that the TeraVM 5G virtualised testing solution now supports load testing of the Open Central Unit (O-CU) according to O-RAN specifications. This capability follows the March 2020 launch of the industry-first Test Suite for O-RAN Specifications, which is already being deployed by Tier-1 operators and network equipment manufacturers.
Enhanced support for network equipment manufacturers
Viavi Solutions has augmented worldwide support for field instruments used by fibre, cable and mobile service providers, as well as for lab and production test systems used by network equipment manufacturers. In the current global environment, communications networks have been deemed essential businesses, enabling subscribers to work or learn remotely.
Automated radio test sets ensure alignment routes
Every day, professionals across a range of industries rely on radio communications using Land Mobile Radio (LMR) technologies, including Project 25 (P25) radio systems, to support this, VIAVI has introduced automated radio test sets ensure alignment routes.
Test suite for O-RAN specifications introduced
Viavi Solutions has introduced a comprehensive test suite for O-RAN specifications. Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) is being adopted by operators and equipment manufacturers worldwide, to reduce infrastructure procurement, deployment and operational costs and lower the barrier to entry for new product innovation.
5G available in 378 cities globally
Viavi Solutions has revealed new industry data demonstrating a rapid surge in the spread of 5G technology. As of January 2020, commercial 5G networks have been deployed in 378 cities across 34 countries, according to the new VIAVI report ‘The State of 5G Deployments’, now in its fourth year.
Modular test platform to simplify network installation
Viavi Solutions has launched OneAdvisor, a brand new modular test platform designed to address the evolving requirements of communication service providers, their field technicians and their contractors. As 5G becomes more ubiquitous in 2020 onward, network operators are aggressively scaling and commercialising this technology using large workforces of technicians or contractors to install and activate tens of thousands of cell sites.
Licensing arrangement for 3D sensing filters
Viavi Solutions had announced that Sunny Xinyang Optics, a subsidiary of Sunny Optical Technology, a manufacturer of integrated optical components and products based in China, has agreed to a licensing arrangement for certain use of VIAVI’s patent-protected low angle shift (LAS) filters used in the field of three-dimensional (3D) sensing technology.
Solutions to deploy and maintain 5G and IoT networks at scale
As service providers worldwide continue building out 5G and IoT networks at an accelerated pace, Viavi Solutions (VIAVI) is delivering enhanced test instruments, automation and monitoring to enable customers to manage network complexity, meet performance targets and minimise cost.
Solution speed network validation for technicians
Viavi Solutions has announced the launch of the NSC-100, the first in a new class of field test instruments called the Network & Service Companion. The NSC-100 integrates passive optical network (PON), Ethernet and WiFi test capabilities together with the automated test process known as VIAVI OneCheck.
Testing 5G for Brazilian spectrum auction
Viavi Solutions has announced it is working with Brazil’s national telecommunications agency (Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações, ANATEL) to evaluate and test 5G-suitable spectrum ahead of auctions that will take place in 2020. The planned auction is the biggest in the history of ANATEL and will involve the 700MHz, 2.3, 2.5 and 26GHz frequency bands.
Signal processing hardware in cellular network test system
CommAgility has announced that it is supporting VIAVI Solutions in their 5G TM500 network tester. The TM500 is a scalable test system for validating the performance of cellular networks, including 3GPP 4G, 4.5G, and 5G. The system tests network performance as experienced by end users, across multiple cells and different radio access technologies.
5G network equipment performance validation selected
Viavi Solutions has announced that Samsung has selected the VIAVI TM500 Network Tester and TeraVM 5G Core Emulator to validate 5G network equipment performance. The partnership marks the first wrap-around testing of 5G stand-alone (SA) base station equipment, and emulating real-world conditions enables end-to-end test of the radio access network (RAN), thereby ensuring performance and reliability in the field.
UK government invests £40 million in 5G testbed
The UK’s Digital Secretary, Jeremy Wright, announced that £40 million is to be invested in 5G testbed and trial projects across UK industry as part of Government plans to improve mobile connectivity. The funding was announced at the 5G World Conference as part of London Tech Week. The recent launch of 5G in the UK puts the country ahead of much of Europe.
5G standalone testing capability for network technology
It has been announced by Viavi Solutions that the VIAVI TeraVM 5G testing solution supports standalone (SA) specifications according to the latest 3GPP standards, in addition to non-standalone (NSA) mode. With the capability to reliably emulate 5G RAN and core network elements, TeraVM enables end-to-end, wraparound testing of gNodeB base stations (gNBs) and 5G core network functions, accelerating 5G development and deployment.
Cellular testing module emulates 16 million IoT devices
Cellular IoT (CIoT) capabilities have been added to Viavi Solutions’ TeraVM solution, enabling operators, vendors and service providers to test and future-proof their networks for the development and commercialisation of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Full RAN improves core network testing capabilities
VIAVI Solutions has announced that its Wireless Business Unit, formerly the network validation division of Cobham Wireless, is now able to offer RANtoCore, a full suite of end-to-end mobile network testing capabilities. The solution can validate mobile network performance from the RAN to the core, via the mobile edge. It offers operators and NEMs the most realistic test environment for optimising 4G and 4.5G, while enabling the development of 5G ...
System enables 24/7 remote RF spectrum monitoring
A remote RF spectrum monitoring system has been launched by Viavi Solutions. The CPRIAdvisor addresses a range of antenna deployment options in heterogeneous networks. Developed in partnership with tier one mobile service providers, it offers the ability to monitor and troubleshoot RF conditions around the clock for any cell site with fibre fronthaul.
Base station analyser supports NB-IoT connectivity
Viavi Solutions has announced its CellAdvisor Base Station Analyzer will support the signal analysis required for narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) connectivity. Available immediately, this capability – which Viavi believes is the first of its kind in the industry – meets the needs of service providers for immediate testing for the overlay IoT infrastructure that must co-exist seamlessly with the traditional mobile communications...