Viavi Solutions today 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.
As 5G commercial deployments continue to ramp up, and multi-vendor, disaggregated architectures emerge, the need for performance validation and service assurance becomes ever more critical. As a preferred vendor, VIAVI has worked closely with China Mobile for several years to validate the performance of 5G infrastructure: from early days in the lab, to field deployment and operations. This collaboration includes development of Slicing Packet Network (G.MTN) with FlexE interface technology for next-generation 5G transport.
In the next phase of G.MTN advancement, VIAVI has delivered the ONT-800 Optical Network Tester for CMRI to conduct performance testing and validation of G.MTN interfaces and related protocols. By leveraging network slicing in their 5G transport network, 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.