Milpitas, Calif., December 5, 2016 – VIAVI Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced that Openreach, BT’s local network business, has selected the OneExpert™ 580 xDSL field tester to support its G.fast pilot that will see ultrafast speeds provided to around 140,000 premises by March 2017. G.fast is a cutting-edge technology that allows delivery of ultrafast speeds over existing fibre to the cabinet lines.
VIAVI has previously supplied over 15,000 units to Openreach, enabling technicians to efficiently install and repair broadband service. The companies have continually collaborated to enhance test procedures by adding StrataSync cloud-based asset and data management, as well as support for smartphone-based apps to facilitate technician workflow. The hallmark of VIAVI’s instruments is the modular design which reduces the total cost of test.
Peter Bell, Director Network Portfolio and NGA Operations, Openreach, said “We’re working with a number of leading suppliers and VIAVI will help us to make sure we’re able to test and verify our network to a high standard. G.fast builds on our existing investment in fibre and we’re moving forward with our pilot which will see us bringing ultrafast speeds to around 140,000 premises across 17 locations by the end of March 2017.”
Manuel Mato, Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, VIAVI Solutions, said “VIAVI is delighted to advance our relationship with Openreach to support G.fast. With over 1.6 million test instruments supporting communication service providers globally, we have the technology, network and workflow expertise to support our customers in their drive to deliver industry-leading solutions.”
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.