Viavi announced the expansion of its NITRO Wireless portfolio with the addition of XhaulAdvisor, a scalable network testing software solution offering real-time data for fronthaul verification, analysis, emulation and channel utilization.
Vial’s XhaulAdvisor enables Open RAN vendors, operators and OTIC labs to accelerate interoperability testing (IOT) and End-to-End testing and troubleshooting. The solution enables a realistic testing and validation environment in real time. Vendors and operators rapidly and accurately correlate test anomalies to network events and troubleshoot fronthaul and transport timing, packet flows and channel utilization, as well as analyze M-plane, S-plane and C/U-plane sessions.
“The complex Open RAN supplier ecosystem demands reliable testing of different network components early in the development cycle. The XhaulAdvisor significantly reduces test time by delivering the industry’s first real-time fronthaul analysis,” said Ian Langley, Senior Vice President, Wireless Businss Unit, VIAVI. “This solution is part of the VIAVI commitment to increasing confidence in deployment of Open RAN.”