VIAVI Intros Handheld Network Tester for 5G and Remote PHY Technologies

VIAVI Intros Handheld Network Tester for 5G and Remote PHY Technologies T-BERD/MTS 5882, Image Credit: Viavi Solutions

VIAVI Solutions, Monday announced the launch of the what the company claims is the industry's smallest handheld network tester that enables testing for emerging 5G and Remote PHY technologies.

The new T-BERD/MTS 5882 comes with critical features to enable fiber characterization, multi-protocol service activation, troubleshooting, and maintenance for next-generation mobile and cable networks.

Emerging network architectures require precise timing to synchronize distributed equipment, such as with the IEEE 1588v2 Precision Timing Protocol. This applies to mobile networks with distributed 5G radios interoperating with LTE macro cells, in cable networks where distributed Remote PHY devices (RPD) require synchronization for proper DOCSIS functionality, and in utility networks for the synchronization of distributed power transmission equipment. 

In order to help service providers and their contractors simplify testing of these complex technologies, the T-BERD/MTS 5882 portable solution covers a broad range of tests in an automated workflow. This lightweight, versatile tool significantly reduces time in the field for technicians of all skill levels across hybrid workforces.

The move to 5G, Remote PHY and other distributed technologies means even more stringent synchronization targets must be met to prevent service degradation, said VIAVI Solutions.

Kevin Oliver, VP and GM, Converged Instruments and Virtual Test, VIAVI Solutions
The T-BERD/MTS 5882 supports the more advanced requirements of 5G and Remote PHY, enabling technicians and contractors of all skill levels to complete their work quickly and accurately. It’s an essential tool for mobile, cable, and utility network operators.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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