Viavi selected by Samsung to test 5G network performance

Viavi Solutions announced that Samsung Electronics has selected the TM500 Network Tester and TeraVM 5G Core Emulator to validate 5G network equipment performance.
Samsung 5G base stations
The partnership marks the first wrap-around testing of 5G stand-alone (SA) base station equipment, and emulating real-world conditions enables end-to-end test of the radio access network (RAN), thereby ensuring performance and reliability in the field.

Viavi Solutions said almost every base station manufacturer in the industry uses the TM500, a scalable test system for validating network performance.

Features of  TM500 Network Tester include uplink MIMO on two layers; downlink 8CC CA; MIMO support; 4CC uplink and downlink carrier aggregation at 120 kHz and 240 kHz; millimeter wave support; and support for large numbers of UEs on 5G in both Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) modes.

Through collaboration with partners like Viavi, and leveraging R&D expertise, we will be accelerating innovation in 5G commercial services,” said Wonil Roh, head of Technology Strategy Group, Samsung Networks Business.

Samsung is already working with 5G mobile operators in South Korea, the US and parts of Europe.

Rajesh Rao, vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan, Viavi Solutions, said the company’s end-to-end networking expertise and position in the industry supports Samsung’s goals to deliver interoperable solutions in any ecosystem.