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VIAVI Supplies 400G Testers Throughout High-Speed Optical Networking Ecosystem

Submitted by cyle.olson on February 6, 2017 - 7:10am

Customers for ONT-600 400G include: Japan’s ORIX Rentec; a Tier-1 U.S. Carrier; Two Network Equipment Manufacturers; and Chip and Module Vendors

Milpitas, Calif., February 6, 2017 – VIAVI Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced it has sold its ONT-600 400G tester to companies representing a significant cross-section of the high-speed optical networking ecosystem, demonstrating momentum in this emerging yet rapidly growing test category. Customers range from chip, module and network equipment manufacturers, to a Tier-1 U.S. carrier, to a leader in industrial leasing solutions.


VIAVI Supplies 400G Testers Throughout High-Speed Optical Networking Ecosystem


As wireless, cable and telecommunications operators race to deliver gigabit connectivity to end users, they are accelerating deployment of high-speed optical technologies from access to the core. All participants of the industry value chain—research and development, network equipment manufacturing, and service delivery—are under pressure to evolve network architectures to support new services while maintaining quality of experience on existing ones.

VIAVI’s ONT has been proven in lab testing of 100G components, and now has the industry’s first 400G support to include forward error correction (FEC) and PAM4 modulation. Pioneers of the high-speed network ecosystem now have a comprehensive, integrated platform for design, development and validation of 400G technologies including CFP8 pluggable 400G optics.

Customers include:

  • ORIX Rentec – Japan’s first test & measurement instrument rental company
  • A Tier-1 U.S. telecommunications carrier offering wireless, wireline and converged services
  • A global manufacturer of fixed and wireless network equipment for carriers, enterprises, and cloud service providers
  • A U.S.-based manufacturer of optical network infrastructure
  • An optical communications module and subsystem vendor
  • A provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets.

‘We are delighted to deliver comprehensive test, measurement and validation solutions for 400G to leaders throughout the high-speed optical networking ecosystem,” said Dr. Paul Brooks, 400G technology lead, VIAVI Solutions. “The ONT-600 400G offers all the features needed to deliver 400G to the market today and can scale with a range of future applications to address upcoming challenges such as FlexE, FlexO and future OTN. With numerous demonstrations of interoperability proving its readiness for market, we expect it to accelerate 400G solutions, from integrated chips, to CFP8 modules through to complete systems.”


About VIAVI Solutions
VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, supported by a worldwide channel community including VIAVI Velocity Solution Partners. We deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks, enabling customers to optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. VIAVI is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets. Learn more about VIAVI at www.viavisolutions.com. Follow us on VIAVI Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

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