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Spirent focuses on 5G visibility with Vantage launch

Service providers have to deal with increasing complexity in their networks and services, amid what have been highly manual and ponderous service assurance deployments that almost inevitably result in visibility gaps and too much data that needs highly skilled human interpretation to resolve issues. As...

NTT DoCoMo taps Viavi to ensure global access to its 5G Open RAN project

NTT DoCoMo will use Viavi’s TM500 Network Tester, TM500 O-DU Tester, the TeraVM O-CU Tester and the TeraVM Core Emulator NTT DoCoMo will use Viavi Solutions’ test suite for end-to-end testing for its 5G Open RAN Ecosystem (OREC), a project launched in 2021 that is comprised of 13 vendor...

NEC, Fujitsu begin 5G base station O-RAN interoperability testing

Japanese companies NEC and Fujitsu have begun developing technologies for interoperability testing between 5G base station equipment conforming to O-RAN specifications at NEC's U.K. laboratories and Fujitsu's U.S. laboratories. Both companies are expected to build a verification environment using these technologies in their respective laboratories,...

Wi-Fi Alliance adds new, faster path to Wi-Fi Certified for vendors ‘in the middle’

There are now three ways for a product to become Wi-Fi Certified Wi-Fi Certified, the internationally recognized seal of approval for products indicating that they have met industry-agreed standards for interoperability, has been a foundational component to Wi-Fi global success, according to Kevin Robinson, SVP...

Nokia opens O-RAN test facility in Texas

Finnish vendor Nokia announced that it has opened its first Open RAN (O-RAN) Collaboration and Testing Center at its offices in Dallas, Texas. The new facility is designed to support the development of partnerships among O-RAN vendors that will help with the verification, introduction, and...

Qualcomm’s John Smee on 5G R&D: ‘If you build it, they will come’

Dr. John Smee, Qualcomm’s VP of engineering, says that one of the things that differentiates Qualcomm from other tech companies is its “if you build it, they will come” research mentality: Trying to envision and build technologies that will support what future applications could...

Bureau Veritas launches 5G device certification testing in the US

  Testing, inspection and certification company Bureau Veritas announced that its Silicon Valley laboratory in Sunnyvale is now fully equipped and ready to offer 5G certification service for Global Certification Forum, PTCRB and key carrier requirements. The new location in California extends Bureau Veritas' existing portfolio of 5G...

‘Throw out the existing rulebook’ when it comes to 5G testing

  Just how different is testing for millimeter-wave-based 5G compared to previous generations of cellular technology? According to William Graff, global TCB program manager for TÜV Rhineland, the old testing rules simply don’t apply. “In many ways, you have to throw out the existing rulebook that...

Electro Rent White Paper: 5 Steps to Coexistence Testing for IoT Devices

Managing power for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices can be complicated. Users expect full performance, even in the most challenging environments. Before any IoT device is deployed, however, coexistence testing is needed to ensure that all interference issues are resolved. There are many...

EXFO reports results, touts Orange’s ONAP integration

EXFO's sales up, profits down EXFO reported a quarter that its CEO described as disappointing, but promised that 2019 will be a year of renewed focus on execution by the test company, which has had a number of recent acquisitions. Sales for the company's fiscal...

5G NR: Massive MIMO and Beamforming – What does it mean and how can I measure it in the field?

  Massive MIMO (mMIMO) and beamforming are buzzwords widely used in the telecom industry when referring to 5G and latest advancements of LTE. The challenge is that MIMO comes in many different variants, some of them having been in use already for years in legacy...

Using testing to bridge the 5G standards gap

Despite momentum, 5G standards work is not complete The past several months has seen an explosion in 5G momentum. It seems that every week brings another high-profile demonstration or an announcement of a new trial. The result of all this attention has dramatically shortened everyone’s...

Editorial Report: Transitioning to a 5G World

Expected 5G spectrum utilization will mean major engineering and design challenges in terms of spectrum characteristics: very high frequencies and very large channels, with high expectations for performance. Vendors, operators and government initiatives around the world are testing and trialing 5G technologies to understand...

Editorial Webinar: Transitioning to a 5G world: how testing is evolving to meet operators’ needs

Expected 5G spectrum utilization will mean major engineering and design challenges in terms of spectrum characteristics: very high frequencies and very large channels, with high expectations for performance. Vendors, operators and government initiatives around the world are testing and trialing 5G technologies to understand...

5 Essential Hints to Improve Millimeter-wave Network Analysis

Improve your results for design and test network analysis at millimeter-wave frequencies: get five hints to help you optimize device performance.

Feature Report: Testing and Analyzing Spectrum Interference

The radio environment is getting ever more complex and crowded, as new technologies, new devices and new spectrum bands come into play. Meanwhile, dynamic spectrum sharing is becoming the new paradigm for policy as regulators seek to promote more efficient use of scarce spectrum...

Take a deep dive into interference hunting with intensive, hands-on training

  All four U.S. carriers are in a speed race to deploy gigabit LTE networks to push the limits of user experience ahead of the standardization and commercialization of 5G. From the macro layer to the red-hot in-building wireless market, the line between wireless and...

The right tools and training make or break a field tech’s competitive edge

Learn how Anritsu’s hands-on, instructor-led training gives turf vendors the ability to bid on and win carrier business Telecom networks are evolving to support new LTE functionality including three- and four-channel carrier aggregation, 256 QAM, multiple-input, multiple-output and other functionalities meant to create a more...

Washington, D.C., suburb to become a lab for internet of things projects

A suburb of Washington, D.C., is growing into a living laboratory for "internet of things" technology projects. Set in Montgomery County, Maryland, Thingstitute is set to be an agricultural testbed to help farmers use data to become more "productive, prosperous and viable." The goal...

BlackBerry approved for autonomous vehicle testing in Canada

BlackBerry was one of three groups approved by Ontario, Canada, to participate in an autonomous vehicle testing program. The pilot licensing program is set to allow autonomous vehicle testing with a safety driver behind the wheel. BlackBerry QNX said it will participate alongside the...

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