Test and measurement company Viavi Solutions will showcase 5G testing solutions at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) in Barcelona next week.
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Viavi Solutions says 25 mobile operators announced lab testing of 5G mobile technology. Among those, 12 report having progressed to field testing. An additional four operators have announced their plans for 5G trials.
“It is time to think ahead to how future 5G networks can manage the disparate requirements of high data rates, very low latency applications and large-scale IoT services while maintaining Quality of Service (QoS),” said Sameh Yamany, chief technology officer of Viavi Solutions.
“This underlines the importance of ‘network slicing’ whereby multiple cloud-based functions within a virtualized network can be automated and programmed to meet different use cases and requirements,” said Sameh Yamany.
Viavi Solutions said service providers and their technology partners will require solutions that are virtualized from one end of the network to the other and have automated and correlated intelligence across each network slice for monitoring, optimization and service assurance.
Viavi Solutions at MWC 2017
Virtualization – Test and Assurance as a Service: Collaborating with ON.Lab, Radisys and other CORD Project partners, Viavi will demonstrate orchestrated Test and Assurance as a Service using the M-CORD 5G open reference solution.
Visibility – Location-Aware, App-Aware Analytics: The industry’s only machine-learning, location intelligence solution for 2G, 3G and 4G network performance optimization has been augmented with app awareness. This platform enables end-to-end automation of programmable networks—which will be a critical part of 5G—and monetization of network and subscriber usage data to maximize the network’s value.
Versatility – Test and Assurance for Physical, Virtual and Hybrid Networks: Viavi will showcase cloud-enabled test instrument portfolio including CellAdvisor with BBU emulation, InterferenceAdvisor and MTS/T-BERD 5800-100G Field Tester.