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21 April 2020
Viavi Solutions has launched OneAdvisor ONA-800, an instrument platform it says will address the evolving requirements of communication service providers, their field technicians and contractors.
“As 5G becomes more ubiquitous in 2020 and beyond, network operators are aggressively scaling and commercialising this technology using large workforces of technicians or contractors to install and activate tens of thousands of cell sites,” Viavi claims.
Viavi says the first OneAdvisor solution ONA-800 provides technology coverage, test features and test process automation to facilitate this aggressive network deployment.
What’s more, the product supposedly allows cell site technicians to test fibre, RF, and CPRI/Ethernet from a single instrument, “replacing multiple independent tools (OTDR, CAA, Fiber Scope) and significantly reducing the total cost of ownership for service providers and contractors”.
Kevin Oliver, vice president and general manager, converged instruments and virtual test, Viavi adds: “5G represents a quantum leap in network complexity, from the frequency bands used, to diversity of the x-haul technologies, to the possibility of multiple radio vendors.”