Viavi Solutions today introduced the TeraVM 5G Core Emulator solution, the first mobile core emulator compliant with 3GPP standards, empowering faster 5G network development and deployment. With this addition to the TeraVM family and RANtoCore portfolio, VIAVI enables complete, end-to-end 5G base station testing and validation, simplifying the development lifecycle of gNodeB (gNB) base stations for a more agile, 3GPP-compliant network.
Service providers and network equipment manufacturers are challenged to advance their 5G plans in the face of changing and maturing 3GPP specifications. The TeraVM 5G Core Emulator enables gNB RANtoCore™ testing and validation before the core network is available, allowing Radio Access Network (RAN) engineers to control their own test environment with an emulated core network that is always available. The software-based 5G Core Emulator eases evolution to a converged RAN and core network, helping service providers future-proof their network for tomorrow’s 5G service without disrupting delivery to subscribers today.
Operating in a virtualized environment with a small, portable form factor, the exceedingly scalable TeraVM 5G Core Emulator solution offers a controlled test environment that simplifies troubleshooting and speeds performance optimization. This solution can be configured to match specific RAN test needs, supporting both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G variants, as well as IoT, VoLTE and legacy 2G, 3G and 4G RAN architectures.