Viavi Solutions has expanded its NITRO Mobile assurance portfolio with two solutions – GEOperformance 5G and Coverage Assurance 5G.
The leading test and measurement company said the two solutions give operators a view of 5G coverage and subscriber experience, allowing them to transform 5G RAN planning and performance engineering.
They allow the mobile operator to move from a position of managing and assuring without visibility to one where comprehensive visibility allows them to attract new vertical markets and drive new revenue streams.
Viavi Solutions said mobile operators’s testing engineers will gain from its GEOperformance 5G as gives a view of 5G NR (New Radio) measurements, as well as 2G, 3G and 4G measurements, allowing engineers at mobile operators to plan, assure and optimize multi-technology networks.
The user interface allows telecommunication engineers to view tables and maps showing radio frequency KPIs such as signal strength and interference, based on actual geolocated measurements.
These maps and tables can be analyzed and filtered to identify problem areas such as areas of high drop call rates. An automated problem detection functionality also rapidly guides engineers to areas of the network that do not meet defined KPI thresholds, Viavi said.
Coverage Assurance 5G delivers a 3D subscriber-centric view of 5G Quality of Experience, combined with automated workflows designed to improve the subscriber experience.
The solution details how services and applications are experiencing the 5G network to improve performance from every facet. Both solutions are powered by the Network Integrated Test, Real-time analytics and Optimization (NITRO) intelligence platform.
“In urban areas, which are the first locations to gain 5G, a 2D representation of 5G coverage in a multi-floor office building will be virtually meaningless. Operators wouldn’t be able to intelligently optimize subscriber experience based on that,” Steve Urvik, vice president and general manager, Visibility, Intelligence and Analytics, Viavi Solutions said.
Mobile operators need more than just 5G troubleshooting, though that’s important too. They need to build in-roads to new vertical markets. If operators are to convince verticals of their value as a partner, a real-world view of coverage and the experience of the network has to be a fundamental starting point,” Stephane Teral, chief analyst at LightCounting, said.