Viavi Solutions announced that the company has delivered 5G O-RAN fronthaul and optical transport test solutions to China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), the research division of the world’s largest mobile operator, China Mobile.
Viavi Solutions has worked with China Mobile’s engineers to validate the performance of 5G network infrastructure: from early days in the lab, to field deployment and operations. This collaboration with China Mobile includes development of Slicing Packet Network (G.MTN) with FlexE interface technology for 5G transport.
In the next phase of G.MTN advancement, Viavi has delivered ONT-800 Optical Network Tester for CMRI to conduct performance testing and validation of G.MTN interfaces and related protocols.
China Mobile benefits from key advantages of G.MTN technology, such as high bandwidth, low latency, ultra-high precision synchronization, software-defined centralized management, and scalability, said Jonus Chen, vice president, Greater China, at Viavi.
Viavi has provided China Mobile with the Viavi T-BERD/MTS-5800 100G network tester for O-RAN link analysis in the 5G fronthaul network. The T-BERD/MTS-5800 network tester enables China Mobile technicians to conduct end-to-end system testing, fault isolation and root cause analysis, as well as single-vendor and cross-vendor interoperability testing, the leading test and measurement company said.
Liuyan Han, technical director, China Mobile Research Institute, said: “Validating the performance of our 5G network with the best available testing solutions is key to maintaining the quality of service that our subscribers expect as we evolve to tomorrow’s next-generation infrastructures.”