Rakuten Symphony selects VIAVI TM500 Network Tester

Rakuten Symphony has selected the VIAVI TM500 Network Tester from Viavi Solutions to validate performance of its solutions from the lab to the field.
Rakuten Mobile 5G network
The objective of this testbed is to maximize resolution of any issues in the lab in order to accelerate deployment at scale, and it has been designed to simulate a citywide network.

VIAVI is supporting Rakuten Symphony with instrumentation strengthened with decades of experience supporting the world’s leading service providers and network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) in the lab and the field.

With over 85 percent of NEMs using TM500 for gNodeB (gNB) development, the company’s solutions offer scalability, stability, performance and fidelity to 3GPP specifications as implemented in live networks.

“After working with lab test vendors in earlier stages of our technology development, we turned to VIAVI because of their expertise across lab validation, field deployment and service assurance of mobile networks,” said Srinivas Gudladana, Head of RAN Engineering, Rakuten Symphony.

“As vendors develop open, cloud-native and disaggregated architectures, precise testing against user expectations of service quality as well as 3GPP parameters is more critical than ever to ensure success at scale,” said Rajesh Rao, Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, VIAVI Solutions.