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Viavi Launches Mobile Core Emulator to Speed 5G Deployments

October 31, 2018 / Ali Longwell

Test equipment maker Viavi launched a 5G Core Emulator that provides a test of 5G gNodeB (gNB) base stations for both 3GPP standards-based 5G non-standalone and standalone networks. The Viavi Core Emulator is a small, portable test that can run in both a virtual machine (VM) and in standard x86 hardware. The software-based emulator enables the 5G core network to be simulated in a virtualized environment to test the RAN network. It provides a controllable and repeatable test environment that can quickly implement 3GPP standards. The core emulator is designed to serve mobile operators as they develop products to meet 3GPP standards ahead of their 5G network launches. Using it, RAN engineers have the ability to test 5G services in an environment that simplifies troubleshooting and doesn’t disrupt their current service delivery.