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.