VIAVI Provides Benchmarking and Validation for Global O-RAN PlugFest, as Technology Gains Acceptance Across More Industry Organizations

VIAVI Provides Benchmarking and Validation for Global O-RAN PlugFest, as Technology Gains Acceptance Across More Industry Organizations

<br /> VIAVI Provides Benchmarking and Validation for Global O-RAN PlugFest, as Technology Gains Acceptance Across More Industry Organizations<br />

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Dec. 14, 2022

/PRNewswire/ —

Viavi Solutions Inc.

(VIAVI) (NASDAQ: VIAV) today shared the company’s role in the Fall 2022 O-RAN PlugFest organized by the


and hosted by industry leaders. The PlugFest involved a series of on-site demonstrations across multiple countries, conducted in October and

November 2022


VIAVI provided benchmarking and validation for PlugFest tests and demonstrations

at the following sites


  • University of New Hampshire

    InterOperability Laboratory in

    Durham, New Hampshire

    , USA
  • TIP Community Lab hosted by Meta in

    Menlo Park, California

    , USA
  • Kyrio OTIC Lab hosted by CableLabs in

    Louisville, Colorado

    , USA
  • i14y Lab hosted by Deutsche Telekom in

    Berlin, Germany
  • Orange, SA in

    Paris, France
  • EURECOM in Biot,

  • TIM Innovation Lab in

    Torino, Italy
  • Yokosuka Research Park hosted by NTT DOCOMO and another major service provider in Yokosuka City,



“The Fall 2022 O-RAN PlugFest followed a remarkable period in which more industry organizations aligned with the O-RAN ALLIANCE, driving adoption even more globally,” commented Dr.

Ian Wong

, CTO Office, VIAVI and Co-Chair, Testing and Integration Focus Group, O-RAN ALLIANCE. “An increasing number of major vendors are advancing the RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC), with Nokia being a notable participant in the PlugFest.


adopted its first O-RAN specification, ‘O-RAN Fronthaul Control, User and Synchronization Plane Specification v7.02.’ And the Telecom Infra Project and O-RAN ALLIANCE committed to renewed alignment at

FYUZ 2022

. Growing acceptance of O-RAN specifications was evident in the strong collaboration, robust test cases and effective completion of activities during the PlugFest.”


VIAVI Test Suite for O-RAN Specifications

supported conformance, performance, interoperability, and end-to-end testing:

  • RIC

    – VIAVI demonstrated near real-time RIC platform conformance test and xApp performance benchmarking with RIC and xApps supplied by:
    • Nokia near real-time RIC, and conformance of E2SM-KPM and E2SM-RC functions
    • TIM near real-time RIC, QoS xApp, Traffic Steering xApp
    • Capgemini Engineering RIC, Traffic Steering and QoS xApps
    • HCLTech Traffic Steering and Predictive Load Balancing xApp
    • NEC RIC, HCLTech Bouncer xApp


TeraVM RIC Test

emulates E2 Nodes generating E2 procedures to test


compliance as well as Traffic scenarios to train and test the


functionality and decision making.

  • Multivendor end-to-end (E2E) interoperability

    – The VIAVI

    TM500 UE Emulator


    TeraVM Core Emulator

    were used for E2E testing of multiple vendor combinations, including:
    • Capgemini Engineering O-DU and O-CU connected to Aarna Networks

      AMCOP O-RAN Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)

      via O1, which is the first ever test of SMO and O1 interface using the TIP


      Orchestration and Management Automation (


      ) test plan, furthering alignment between TIP and the O-RAN ALLIANCE
    • NEC O-RU with another vendor’s O-DU and O-CU using VIAVI


      for security testing

    • Sunwave

      O-RU, Radisys O-DU and O-CU, Calnex FrontHaul impairment emulator, Xena Networks Fronthaul impairment emulator, and Lumentum TSFP+
    • Node-H O-RU and O-DU, and


    • Radisys O-DU and O-CU with another vendor’s O-RU
    • Capgemini Engineering O-DU and O-CU with another vendor’s O-RU
    • VVDN O-RU, OpenAirInterface (OAI) O-DU/O-CU/Core Network using

      TMLite running on 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPU-powered servers

  • O-RU

    – VIAVI and Rohde & Schwarz partnered on conformance and performance testing of a Fujitsu O-RU, Analog Devices’ ADRV904x-RD-RUMB 8T8R O-RU reference design and development kit, and an MTI O-RU. The combined testbed includes the VIAVI

    TM500 O-RU Tester

    and the Rohde & Schwarz SMW200A or SMM100A Vector Signal Generator (VSG), FSV3000 or FSVA3000 Signal and Spectrum Analyzer and Vector Signal Explorer (VSE) software, with the O-RU Test Manager providing a seamless user experience. Separately, the VIAVI TM500 O-RU Tester and TMLite were used for Direct Performance Testing (DPT) of the Fujitsu 32TRX mMIMO O-RU.

  • O-CU




    Engineering partnered on interface (


    and F1-C) and


    testing of a


    Engineering O-CU. The


    TeraVM O-CU Tester

    emulated the



“Once again, VIAVI is proud to have been able to support both standardization activities and PlugFest testing spanning each of the different subsystems as well as end-to-end interoperability and security testing,” said

Stephen Hire

, Vice President of Wireless Marketing, VIAVI. “We are strongly committed to helping the industry to be successful in commercializing O-RAN technology and delivering the benefits that network operators demand.”

VIAVI offers

the most comprehensive test suite on the market

for lab validation, field deployment and service assurance of O-RAN networks. With vast experience validating network products for operators and manufacturers worldwide, VIAVI allows testing of any node – O-RU, O-DU, O-CU, RIC and Core – and complete end-to-end testing to be performed on premise, in the cloud or as a service.


VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions for communications service providers, hyperscalers, equipment manufacturers, enterprises, government and avionics. VIAVI is also a leader in light management technologies for 3D sensing, anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, government and aerospace applications. Together with our customers and partners we are

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