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VIAVI Releases Field Test Instrument for O-RAN Deployment

Viavi Solutions has reported that the OneAdvisor-800 all-in-one cell site tool can be upgraded with the O-DU Emulation application to verify field deployment of O-RAN radios.

Viavi As mobile service providers build their 5G networks to scale, OneAdvisor-800 now provides comprehensive capabilities for cell site deployment, including fiber inspection and characterization, cable and antenna analysis, and O-RAN radio verification.

“As our customers deploy 5G at scale, the OneAdvisor-800 is helping them cut time to market and total cost of deployment thanks to a comprehensive feature set and test process automation,” said Kevin Oliver, Vice President and General Manager, Converged Instruments and Virtual Test, VIAVI. “We developed the OneAdvisor-800 with a modular design as an essential means of future-proofing it, and the introduction of O-RAN radio verification is a clear demonstration of that promise to deliver support throughout the entire network lifecycle.”

As a leader in O-RAN specifications development, wireless lab validation platforms, and field workforce solutions, VIAVI has addressed these requirements by augmenting the OneAdvisor-800 cell-site tool.

OneAdvisor-800 is a single, modular instrument proven to help cell site technicians test fiber, radio frequency (RF), and Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI), eliminating the need for multiple independent tools.

The addition of the Open Distributed Unit (O-DU) Emulation application further streamlines site verification and guards against future truck rolls by enabling functional testing of the Open Radio Unit (O-RU) upon installation, rather than waiting until the O-DU is in place.

The technician’s work is simplified by guided workflows, with Job Manager programming the service provider’s test criteria, and automatically uploading results to the StrataSync cloud.

VIAVI offers the most comprehensive test platform on the market for lab validation, field deployment and service assurance of O-RAN networks.

VIAVI delivers integrated solutions to validate that all interfaces are working correctly – including RF, O-DU, O-RU, signaling, transport, timing and synchronization – and equipment is performing to specifications even under load and stress, from the lab to the field.

With vast experience validating network products for operators and manufacturers worldwide, including all Tier-1 network equipment manufacturers, as well as partnerships with best-of-breed vendors, VIAVI helps network operators ensure interoperability — the principal concern in a multi-vendor based O-RAN environment.

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