5G Solutions

Network Test, Automation and Optimization

End-to-end solutions to test, optimize and automate wireless networks. All with one partner, VIAVI.

Validate performance, security and interoperability at each stage in intelligent, intuitive and automated ways.

As wireless networks migrate to the Cloud, complexity grows, demanding assured high performance and interoperability. A comprehensive approach from lab to field to assurance ensures dependable 5G.

VIAVI solutions for testing, automation, and optimization deliver flawless results throughout all stages of implementation. As the workforce embraces advanced skills to manage sophisticated software and technologies like data intelligence, data science, or machine learning, investing in thorough testing and optimization pays off handsomely.

Turn your Network from good to great:

  • Validate components and design in the lab
  • Verify live results meet field requirements
  • Optimize Quality of Service with expanded network intelligence solutions
  • Transition legacy NOC to Dark NOC
  • Achieve end-to-end network visibility across Cloud, Mobility, IT/MEC, and IoT platforms

The Customer Experience

For CSPs, NEMs, cloud operators, or contractors, superior validation, verification, & visibility solutions ensure top quality throughout the network, saving money by preventing costly post-deployment emergencies.

  • The Quality journey starts in the Lab, where new 5G network elements are developed. With knowledge across multi-vendor, cloud-native and open networks, we rigorously test performance to anticipate real-world implementation challenges.
  • VIAVI field verification solutions enhance network capabilities during installation, commissioning, and acceptance, crucial for smooth 5G operations.
  • Post-deployment, VIAVI optimizes networks with further intelligence and automation, covering Cloud Native Inventory, Service Assurance, AI and ML-driven Assurance, Customer and Service Analytics, and Network Automation.
NITRO Wireless Test Suite

VIAVI NITRO Wireless Open RAN Test Suite 2024

Tackle network complexity by focusing on user experience, emulating real-world network data scenarios for smarter technology deployment.

Industry Engagement

6G Research

Like in 5G, the importance of industry collaboration in accelerating R&D/testing approaches/deployment of 6G remain strong. We were the first to invest in 4G, and quickly developed our product lines to support in the testing and validating of 5G networks and features. Testing the interactions between 4G and 5G, and comprehensive testing of mobility scenario support over NSA and SA, for instance, are crucial for the successful roll-out of new services. Working with other leaders in the field, we're helping to develop a solid business case for 6G.

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Digital Twin Solutions

The Challenge Facing Operators

New architectures, growing network complexity, frequent software updates and managing cybersecurity are just some of the challenges that operators need to manage. Not to mention how best to utilize AI/ML and maximize the returns from open and virtualized architectures, edge computing and cloud offload. 

With so many variables, testing this effectively and making sense of the large amounts of performance data that the network generates is a major headache. 

The VIAVI Solution

VIAVI TM500 and TeraVM solutions emulate base stations, core networks and real-world traffic. These can be used to simulate, predict and forecast the behavior of its real-world counterpart. The VIAVI Digital Twins combine tools such as RAN and Core emulators, assurance solutions, realistic traffic scenarios, and cyber threats to mirror an operator's network in the lab, allowing network changes and challenges to be planned and implemented and results analyzed before action is taken on the live network.

Business Impact

Using Digital Twins can reduce business risk in multiple ways:

  • Test software updates and new services in a safe environment to prevent failures when deployed in the live network
  • Run 'what if' analysis without the risks of experimenting using real subscribers.
  • Prevent cyber-attacks and leverage mitigation strategies to understand the exact consequences on the network and subscribers. 
  • Automate testing of network operations, while driving intelligent and business-based decision-making to maximize ROI. 
Sample Use Cases

SW patch roll out. Prior to rolling out a SW patch in a network, run automated scenarios over a weekend on a digital twin of the network. Run realistic traffic volumes, RAN scenarios reflective of the live network and ensure no issues arise.

Cyberthreat detection. New cyberthreats are uncovered daily with many directly related to SW running in a telco network. Use the Digital Twin to add cyber malware and threats in with real traffic to ensure the firewalls continue to protect.

VIAVI Benefits

Be Confident that the Digital Twin is Realistic

  • TM500 is the de facto Base Station test tool that has been proven against almost all manufacturers.

Prove AI/ML Algorithms and Network Performance Applications

  • VIAVI RAN Scenario Generator allows creation of large amounts of real-world traffic models to train and validate app vendors, operators and labs.

Comprehensive Emulation of All Network Elements 

  • VIAVI emulates UE, BTS, RAN, Core, Core Elements, O-DU, O-CU, O-RU and RIC.

Real Traffic Generation and Cyberthreats 

  • Scale to millions of users with tailored traffic mix and add cyber threats from up-to-date database.

Three Steps to Full 5G

Lab Validation

Lab Validation

Lab Validation includes RANtoCore functional, performance, and conformance testing solutions for interoperable 4G, 5G, and O-RAN wireless communication network elements. You can emulate thousands of users and different services to exercise and validate the RAN and Core.

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Field Verification

Installation and Maintenance

Field solutions include antenna alignment, fiber and coax verification, real-time spectrum analysis, X-haul validation, timing & synchronization, EMF analysis and uplink interference detection.

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Network Visibility

AIOps, Assurance and Analytics

VIAVI NITRO AIOps solutions empower Service Providers to evolve their legacy NOC to Dark NOC and get end-to-end network visibility across Cloud, Mobility, IT/MEC and IoT platforms.
The suite covers Cloud Native Inventory, Service Assurance, AI and ML driven Assurance, Customer and Service Analytics and Network Automation Solutions.

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