Viavi adds 5G ORAN test to the AWS cloud

Viavi adds 5G ORAN test to the AWS cloud

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The TeraVM O-CU Tester can be used to monitor 5G infrastructure implemented in the cloud, particularly for edge computing.
By Nick Flaherty


Viavi Solutions has implemented the industry’s first ORAN Central Unit (O-CU) test system on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Services (AMS) at the network edge

The TeraVM O-CU Tester can be used to monitor 5G infrastructure implemented in a public or private cloud, particularly for edge computing.

Smart cities, autonomous cars, and remote healthcare all require ultra-low latencies, which ultimately can be enabled by 5G Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC). Telecoms operators worldwide are also adopting open radio access networks (ORAN) to reduce infrastructure costs and lower the barrier to entry for new product innovation.

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The O-CU is a key resource as the first point in the uplink from end users, where large amounts of traffic converge and need to be handled efficiently in order to meet performance expectations. The tester is part of the TeraVM family of fully virtualized and cloud-enabled network and application test systems and validates that the O-CU works according to 3GPP standards and O-RAN C-plane and U-plane profiles. It also monitors the interoperability with other 5G and O-RAN network functions and components ad can handle complex mobile traffic profiles.

AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that offers the same AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any data centre, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience.

“Our major customers are embracing the power of the cloud and 5G, unleashing rich applications for consumers, businesses and cities,” said Ian Langley, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Business Unit, VIAVI. “We’re pleased to work alongside them to validate application performance at any point in the network and welcome the collaboration with AWS.”

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