Lighting the Path to 5G
Infographic: The State of 5G Trials Globally
As part of Viavi’s communications industry trend tracking to drive solution development, Viavi has developed an infographic laying out all the major, publicly-available information about the state of 5G trials globally. Click above to see which operators have reached different states of readiness, what speeds they’re achieving, the spectrum they’re using and the network equipment providers involved.
Viavi is actively working with the world’s top communication providers and other leading organizations to deliver contextually-aware visibility and intelligence needed to plan, test, enable, assure, and optimize autonomous 5G networks with speed and success. Our expertise is applied to:
- Planning: Our solutions are designed to scale and provide continuity from manufacturing to lab to field deployments – minimizing construction time and ensuring high-quality network performance.
- Test & Verification: Our domain-focused solutions span across devices, radio, ad hoc network clusters, radio access network, transport, core and services for verticals to deliver essential visibility and actionable insights for 5G end-to-end programmable and dynamic networks. Used together, our solutions enable the rapid isolation of issues.
- Assurance: Our solutions support cognitive functions, end to end SON and MANO of network slices by providing orchestrated real-time network and contextual awareness across all key domains.
- Optimization: Viavi offers continuous monitoring and feedback for the dynamic network, with general and deployment-specific KPIs such as use-cases-specific QoE and QoS
5G Revolution: The Evolution of Mobile Networks
Viavi Joins CORD Project
The Central Office Rearchitected as a Datacenter (CORD) initiative is an open-source project that delivers cloud economics and agility to the telco central office (CO). The CORD service delivery platform combines SDN, NFV and elastic cloud services to network operators and service providers. It integrates ONOS, OpenStack, Docker and XOS—all running on merchant silicon, white-box switches, commodity servers, and disaggregated access devices. Mobile CORD (M-CORD) is aimed at mobile customers with disaggregated and virtualized RAN and EPC and mobile edge computing. Viavi will provide M-CORD with end-to-end monitoring and analytics capabilities enabling dynamic testing, visibility and feeding continuous closed-loop automation and optimization of network slicing operations in a variety of deployment scenarios.
Viavi Partners with White House Initiative
Viavi, along with AT&T, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Verizon and others, was recently named by the Obama Administration as a private sector partner at the launch of a $400M Advanced Wireless Research Initiative (AWRI). Viavi CTO Sameh Yamany (pictured 4th from right, front row) was at the White House as this initiative was announced.
Viavi will provide test, measurement, assurance, and optimization solutions for lab and field trials for network and services to enable next-generation technologies for the always-connected society and Internet of Things.
The addition of Viavi to the AWRI team deepens our involvement with U.S.-led telecommunications programs. Sue Spradley, EVP and GM of Design & Product Line Management at Viavi, is the Chair of U.S. Ignite, a White House and National Science Foundation initiative that promotes U.S. leadership in developing applications and services for broadband and SDNs. Ms. Spradley also served on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and appointment made by President George W. Bush.
Best Test & Measurement Solution, LTE & 5G World
Viavi is proud to be recognized at the 2016 LTE & 5G World Awards as having the Best Test & Measurement Solution, GEOson. GEOson brings the power of location intelligence to automated network performance optimization, helping service providers deliver game-changing customer experience at a significant cost savings. GEOson is one of the technologies supported by the ariesoGEO Platform, which uses patented methods to geo-locate, analyze, and upload billions of events per day.
Industry Leadership in SDN/NFV and the Migration to 5G
Viavi participates in major 5G and SDN/NFV industry and research initiatives, actively contributing to the development of well-defined and harmonized standards.