Viavi provides 5G and optical test solutions to China Mobile

Viavi Solutions today announced that the test and measurement company provided 5G wireless and optical test solutions to China Mobile.
Viavi Solutions for 5GViavi Solutions has worked with China Mobile since early 2018 to test the performance and capability of 5G mobile infrastructure.

Viavi supported China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) in validating 5G base station performance using the Viavi TM500 Network Tester. China Mobile engineers used the TM500 for testing complicated lab cases, including 5G multi-UE peak throughput testing, up to UL 8 layers and DL 16 layers.

In addition, Viavi is partnering with China Mobile to support development of Slicing Packet Network (SPN) with FlexE interface technology for 5G transport networks. Since 2018, VIAVI has developed SPN features in the ONT-600 QFlex Module based on China Mobile specifications as proposed for standardization by the ITU-T.

China Mobile — at the recent OptiNet China Conference — used ONT-600 QFLEX Module in a 5G multi-vendor bearing network interoperability test, demonstrating the advantages of SPN technology for low latency, ultra-high precision synchronization, flexible management and control.

The Viavi Lab To Field portfolio enables complete 5G lifecycle testing — from wrap-around base station verification and IoT emulation in the lab, to validation in the field and beyond for optimum performance and service assurance for 5G networks, Oleg Khaykin, president and CEO of Viavi Solutions, said.