In 2022, 5G is available in over 200 networks globally, and is serving billions of subscribers. Our customers depend on us to help them validate products and services in the lab; equip their field teams as they roll out networks at scale; and monitor, assure and optimize those networks once operational.
Solutions to Accelerate 5G, Open RAN and Cloud-Native Networks
|VIAVI lab solutions have been adopted worldwide to test the entire O-RAN architecture: O-RU, O-DU, O-CU, RIC Test and Core. The VIAVI Open RAN Ecosystem includes partners such as Capgemini, Ericsson and Rohde & Schwarz to deliver best-of-breed solutions. Our offerings – on premise, in the cloud or Test as a Service – are geared to maximize productivity through optimal investment, improved delivery and speed to market.
|Recent months have seen big changes in the development of the RAN Intelligent Controller to bring artificial intelligence and big data into day-to-day operations. VIAVI has been working with operators and developers to mitigate the risk involved in introducing this new technology including at the recent O-RAN ALLIANCE plugfests. Our capabilities cover data generation to train AI models and testing the functionality of rApps and xApps.
|Test in the Cloud
|CSPs are taking advantage of the modular architecture of the 5G SA Core Network and the disaggregation of the BTS by moving elements on to cloud platforms and closer to end users on cloud edge. This move will help reduce opex, accommodate automation and CI/CD and improve latency for network slicing and URLLC related 5G applications. However, before all this can happen vendors and operators need to ensure the performance of running virtualized functions on cloud platforms. This can be done with extensive testing using O-RAN test solutions designed from the beginning to run on cloud environments (private, public and edge). Join us to see a demo of 5G SA Core and O-CU being tested on Amazon Outposts.
|One Advisor 800
|We enable technicians and contractors to address complex network architectures by embedding test process automation and intelligence in our field instruments, and connecting them via the cloud. VIAVI OneAdvisor 800 is the industry's first field instrument to support O-RAN deployment.
|Automated Mobility Solutions
|We connect software-based assurance, agents and applications to deliver easily accessible intelligence about subscriber experience and behavior and detailed insights on network performance.
|The VIAVI real-time intelligence platform connects data from instruments to assurance throughout the network lifecycle, powering the evolution to automated, cloud-native, policy-driven, end-to-end service delivery. NITRO addresses the challenges of the increasingly complex service life cycle and helps network service providers and enterprises reduce costs and deliver new revenue streams while optimizing performance.
Collaborations with Technology Partners
|AMD Stand #2M61
VIAVI and AMD will jointly demonstrate the ability to test the O-DU cost effectively with a small foot print solution able to do both UE emulation and Open Front Haul testing in one small and compact solution. The VIAVI TMLite – based on a server with AMD CPUs – is connected to an O-DU as the device under test where upon running the test, both Uplink and Downlink data rates are shown over a high order MIMO carrier. Performance testing without compromise is possible with a cost-effective compact solution.
|Ericsson Stand #2O60
|The Ericsson Intelligent Automation Platform enables any network to be intelligently automated and will work across new and existing 4G and 5G radio access networks (RANs), including purpose-built and Open RAN networks. Using the platform, Ericsson's operator customers will be able to utilize the intelligence from one rApp in combination with other rApps running on the platform, in the creation of services. The NITRO Mobility geolocation capability from VIAVI will be available as an rApp – a modular radio network application leveraging the non-real-time RAN Intelligent Controller (Non-RT RIC) capability of the SMO platform. NITRO Mobility is the leading platform for intelligence, assurance and optimization based on geolocated, app-aware insight.
|Rohde & Schwarz Stand #5A80
|Analog Devices, Intel, VIAVI and Rohde & Schwarz jointly demonstrate O-RAN WG4 fronthaul conformance testing on the MWC22. Analog Devices & Intel's 4T4R O-RU Reference Design is validated by VIAVI's automated TM500 O-RU tester with R&S SMW200A vector signal generator, R&S FSVA3000 spectrum analyzer and the R&S VSE signal analysis software.
Sercomm O-RAN Alliance Virtual Exhibition
Small Cell O-RU and O-DU Testing
Casa Systems, Rohde & Schwartz O-RAN Alliance Virtual Exhibition
Open Fronthaul O-RU Conformance Testing
TCS O-RAN Alliance Virtual Exhibition
VIAVI TeraVM provided RIC test and UE and gNB emulation capability, connected to the TCS RIC over the O-RAN E2 interface and was used to help show the effect of xAPPs functionality for example - monitoring the decisions on UEs to see if overall network performance improves as expected.Watch the Demo
Capgemini, IP Infusion, Intel
VIAVI, Intel, Capgemini and IP Infusion demonstrate O-RAN Open Fronthaul interoperation using the VIAVI TM500 O-DU tester connected via the IP Infusion switch to test a Capgemini combined O-DU and O-CU in an Intel server.Watch the Demo