Openreach uses Viavi optical network monitoring for fibre broadband

Viavi Solutions announced that Openreach is using the Viavi optical network monitoring system (ONMSi) to accelerate its fibre broadband deployment across the U.K.
Viavi Solutions for 5GLeading network testing suppliers include Keysight Technologies, Anritsu, among others.

Openreach has selected ONMSi for the platform’s ability to address networks – from validating new construction, to performing preactivation checks, to monitoring ongoing service – remotely, reducing the need for costly engineering visits, Manuel Mato, vice president, EMEA, VIAVI, said.

ONMSi solution drives actionable insights across the field and contractor labor workforce to establish a traceable, guided process that results in high-quality, error-free network build, reducing the element of risk and with robust governance and compliance processes in place.

Openreach has set a target to deliver 20 million homes passed with fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) by the mid-to-late 2020s, assuming it has the right investment conditions. The company is on track to reach 4.5 million premises by the end of March 2021.

“This year, our nationwide build programme has been gathering pace – passing 42,000 premises every week – and we’re determined to match that speed of deployment with the highest quality of build standards, Peter Bell, director of Network Technology, Openreach, said.