Standalone testset for 5G network validation

June 10, 2019 //By Nick Flaherty
Standalone test for 5G network validation
Viavi Solutions has launched the first 3GPP-compliant test system for reliable emulation of both the 5G RAN and core for end-to-end network performance testing.

The TeraVM 5G network validation system supports standalone (SA) specifications according to the latest 3GPP standards, in addition to non-standalone (NSA) mode. Reliably emulating 5G RAN and core network elements allows TeraVM to provide end-to-end, wraparound testing of gNodeB base stations (gNBs) and 5G core network functions, accelerating 5G development and deployment.

It enables network equipment manufacturers, node developers and service providers to efficiently test mobile RAN and core elements, validating that the equipment works according to 3GPP standards, interoperates with other 5G elements, and performs optimally when fully loaded with complex mobile traffic profiles — even when error situations are injected. As a result, highly optimized networks and robust 5G services can be delivered to market faster, more reliably, and with minimal risk.

TeraVM is part of VIAVI’s complete Lab To Field network testing and assurance portfolio for 5G network validation that allows scalable, real-world network emulation in the lab, data centre or the cloud, delivering comprehensive coverage for consistent performance validation. This virtualized testing solution is the first mobile network emulator to support new 5G SA specifications, enabling a more agile, 3GPP-compliant network without delay.

“The industry roadmap to 5G SA network equipment has been accelerated, and manufacturers and service providers alike need end-to-end, standards-compliant testing capabilities now to speed network deployment and 5G service delivery,” said Ian Langley, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Business at VIAVI. “VIAVI continues to lead the way, delivering complete solutions for validation, verification and visibility to develop, test, assure and optimize 5G networks with speed and success in both the lab and the field.”

The 5G network validation system is being shown at 5G World 2019 in London this week.

www.viavisolutions.com


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