Viavi introduces 3D geolocation for 5G networks

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Viavi Options has expanded its Nitro Cell assurance portfolio with two new choices that it claims “remodel” 5G radio entry community (RAN) planning and efficiency engineering.

The 2 merchandise, GEOperformance 5G and Protection Assurance 5G, are designed to offer operators a 3D view of 5G protection and subscriber expertise, permitting them to make substantial adjustments to 5G RAN planning and efficiency engineering.

Mixed, stated Viavi, they permit cellular operators to maneuver from a place of managing and assuring with out visibility to 1 the place complete visibility permits them to draw new vertical markets and drive new income streams.

A 2D view is not going to minimize it in 5G community assurance, stated Steve Urvik, vice-president and common supervisor, visibility, intelligence and analytics at Viavi. “In city areas, that are the primary places to achieve 5G, a 2D illustration of 5G protection in a multi-floor workplace constructing shall be nearly meaningless. Operators wouldn’t be capable to intelligently optimise subscriber expertise based mostly on that and it actually wouldn’t be granular sufficient for them to use new business 5G and IoT [internet of things] alternatives.”

Stéphane Téral, chief analyst at analysis organisation LightCounting, added: “Operators want extra than simply 5G troubleshooting, although that’s essential too. They should construct inroads to new vertical markets. If operators are to persuade verticals of their worth as a companion, a real-world view of protection and the expertise of the community needs to be a elementary start line.”

Viavi stated GEOperformance 5G offers a 3D view of 5G NR (New Radio) measurements, in addition to 2G, 3G and 4G measurements, permitting cellular operators to plan, guarantee and optimise multi-technology networks as they construct out their 5G networks. The consumer interface permits engineers to view tables and 3D maps exhibiting radio-frequency KPIs [key performance indicators] reminiscent of sign power and interference, based mostly on precise geolocated measurements.

These maps and tables will be analysed and filtered to determine issues reminiscent of areas of excessive drop name charges, it stated. An automatic downside detection performance additionally guides engineers to areas of the community that don’t meet outlined KPI thresholds.

Against this, Protection Assurance 5G is engineered to ship a subscriber-centric view of 5G high quality of expertise, mixed with automated workflows designed to enhance the subscriber expertise, stated Viavi. It additionally particulars how companies and functions are experiencing the 5G community to enhance efficiency from each side.

Each merchandise are powered by the corporate’s Community Built-in Check, Actual-time analytics and Optimisation (NITRO) intelligence platform.

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