Industry's First 3GPP-Compliant 5G Core Emulator for Faster 5G Deployments

Viavi Solutions has released the first mobile core emulator compliant with 3GPP standards, the TeraVM 5G Core Emulator, to power 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.

Service providers and network equipment manufacturers are challenged to advance their 5G plans in the face of changing and maturing 3GPP specifications. The TeraVM 5G Core Emulator enables gNB RANtoCore testing and validation before the core network is available, allowing Radio Access Network (RAN) engineers to control their own test environment with an emulated core network that is always available. The software-based 5G Core Emulator eases evolution to a converged RAN and core network, helping service providers, future-proof their network for tomorrow's 5G service without disrupting delivery to subscribers today.

Operating in a virtualized environment with a small, portable form factor, the exceedingly scalable TeraVM 5G Core Emulator 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.

VIAVI offers a range of 5G validation, deployment and assurance solutions that accelerate testing; facilitate network evolution and speed time to market. Included in the VIAVI RANtoCore portfolio, the TM500 Network Tester has seen significant market adoption for testing throughout the 5G R&D lifecycle. Largely regarded as the de facto standard for wireless network testing, the 3GPP-compliant TM500 also is used by service providers to stress-test network performance prior to launch of new services.

Together with the new 5G Core Emulator, TeraVM family and NITRO Mobile solution, VIAVI offers a powerful combination of end-to-end testing, validation and assurance solutions that support the complete 5G network lifecycle from the lab to the field.

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