VIAVI Solutions has unveiled the TeraVM 5G Core Emulator solution, the first mobile core emulator compliant with 3GPP standards, empowering faster 5G network development and deployment. With this addition to the TeraVM family and RANtoCore portfolio, VIAVI enables complete, end-to-end 5G base station testing and validation, simplifying the development lifecycle of gNodeB (gNB) base stations for a more agile, 3GPP-compliant network.
“The industry-first TeraVM 5G Core Emulator enhances our complete RANtoCore offering and proves yet again that VIAVI is at the forefront of the evolution to 5G, enabling our customers to be first to market in alignment with 3GPP standards,” said Ian Langley, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Business, VIAVI. “Equipment manufacturers and service providers alike have made substantial investments in 5G. Their commercial success or failure will hinge on rigorous test, validation, monitoring and assurance, from R&D development through deployment, activation and operation.”
Operating in a virtualized environment with a small, portable form factor, the exceedingly scalable TeraVM 5G Core Emulator solution offers a controlled test environment that simplifies troubleshooting and speeds performance optimization. This solution can be configured to match specific RAN test needs, supporting both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G variants, as well as IoT, VoLTE and legacy 2G, 3G and 4G RAN architectures. Included in the VIAVI RANtoCore portfolio, the TM500 Network Tester has seen significant market adoption for testing throughout the 5G R&D lifecycle.