PR Newswire | October 05, 2023
Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced the availability of NITRO® Wireless, a portfolio of solutions enabling all participants in the ecosystem – equipment manufacturers, service providers, semiconductor companies, software developers and system integrators – to accelerate technology development by validating performance at each stage in intelligent, intuitive and automated ways. The company will showcase NITRO Wireless at events around the globe, including Futurecom (São Paulo), FYUZ (Madrid), Network X (Paris) and India Mobile Congress (New Delhi).
With 5G reaching a tipping point in terms of buildout and capabilities, leading service providers and their ecosystems are developing paths to 6G. Industrial applications such as large-scale private networks, smart cities and critical communications require higher throughput and lower latency to enable the real-time computing and communication of precise sensing, imaging and positioning data. The introduction of TeraHertz/Terabit/microsecond connectivity through the cloud, open networking in a multi-vendor environment, and AI/ML to automate network operation, all point to a fundamental re-architecting of the network, at the semiconductor, equipment, software and application levels. The resulting challenges of network performance, quality of service (QoS), security and energy consumption now need to be mitigated and simplified.
NITRO Wireless brings together proven performance and interoperability test platforms used throughout the industry for 3GPP and O-RAN with cloud, intelligence, automation, and digital twin technology enabled by the Network Integrated Test, Real-Time Analytics and Optimization (NITRO) platform. As networks become more complex and layered, a focus on measuring and assuring experience from the user perspective – by emulating usage scenarios modeled on real network data – generates the essential intelligence to simplify the delivery of new technology. NITRO Wireless use cases include:
RAN Intelligence - The NITRO Wireless TeraVM RIC Test trains the RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) based on data from real network scenarios, the App Validation Engine (AVE) acts as an App "IQ test" to validate if the proposed changes improve RAN efficiency, and Geolocation exposes geolocated data to r/xApps including 24/7 insights on spatial distribution and mobility dynamics of subscribers.
Private Network Intelligence – To support the high reliability and QoS requirements of Private Networks, NITRO Wireless offers signal analysis, timing and synchronization verification, antenna alignment, fiber certification, and coverage and performance testing from design to operation.
Network Security – 5G RAN, 5G Core, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), Next Generation Firewalls, VPN and cloud security solutions all need to be compliant against the latest specifications, while ensuring network performance remains uncompromised. NITRO Wireless Open RAN Security Solution provides test coverage that includes 3GPP SCAS compliance, DoS and fuzzing attack, O-Cloud resource exhaustion, protocol validation, port scanning and open fronthaul security test.
Digital Twin – Digital Twins can reduce business risk in multiple ways. Test software updates and introduce new services in a safe environment to pre-empt failures when deployed in the live network. NITRO Wireless Digital Twins combine tools such as RAN and Core emulators, assurance solutions, realistic traffic scenarios, and cyberthreats to mirror an operator's network in the lab, allowing network changes and challenges to be planned and implemented with results analyzed before action is taken on the live network.
Military Communications – NITRO Wireless integration and test portfolio offers complete end-to-end and subsystem testing of 5G private military radio and core networks. These can be deployed on the ground, via HAPs or via satellite.
"While 5G offers new opportunities with an exciting potential to offer connectivity and amidst the race to deploy these networks, it's vital that reliability, stability, and performance testing are done to ensure success. Network resiliency requirements, complexity and risk thresholds are introducing new dynamics," said Shamik Mishra, CTO Connectivity, Capgemini Engineering. "We are very happy to work closely with VIAVI at our '5G-Lab-As-A-Service' in Portugal and global O-RAN engagements to leverage the potential of this emerging technology and contribute to harmonize efforts for connectivity-driven transformation across the industry."
"We're excited to work with VIAVI on helping move the industry forward to accelerate the adoption of Open RAN," said Lakshmi Mandyam, vice president, Service Provider Product Management and Partner Ecosystem, VMware. "Our companies share a vision of what it will take to address the challenges hindering adoption by simplifying the path for CSPs to test, profile, and certify third-party xApps and rApps through a common framework. VIAVI's leadership in Open RAN testing and VMware's leadership in RIC make this an ideal collaboration."
With each generation, networks grow more layered, disaggregated and complex, said Ian Langley, Senior Vice President, Wireless Business Unit, VIAVI. NITRO Wireless cuts through the technology fog with cloud intelligence and automation based on VIAVI's trusted expertise in performance validation, so our customers can stay focused on the drivers of the top and bottom line.
VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions for telecommunications, cloud, enterprises, first responders, military, aerospace and railway. VIAVI is also a leader in light management technologies for 3D sensing, anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, government and aerospace applications. In 2023, we celebrate over 100 years of Network Transformation and Optical Innovation. Learn more about VIAVI at www.viavisolutions.com. Follow us on VIAVI Perspectives, LinkedIn and YouTube.
PR Newswire | September 21, 2023
OneLayer, a leader in securing private LTE/5G networks for enterprises, announced today the expansion of its private cellular network security solutions to encompass the areas of operations and asset management, leveraging the same cyber-related capabilities to provide more value for additional stakeholders in the organization.
Following several deployments of their flagship product, OneLayer Bridge, in different verticals, and by leveraging a customer-centric approach, OneLayer learned that the solution simultaneously solved additional critical challenges companies faced with their private cellular networks, such as tracking and managing cellular assets and evaluating and optimizing their asset and network performance. This led OneLayer to innovate in the areas of cellular, from enriching their product set of capabilities to expanding the company, support and services.
OneLayer Bridge and its proprietary cellular device fingerprinting technology, OneID, were originally developed for security use cases to bridge the security gap caused by different protocols and topologies between cellular and traditional enterprise networks to provide OneLayer of security. Now, in addition, it also provides OneLayer of asset management.
"For companies in the utilities industry, for example, a primary concern is operational efficiency - optimizing resource allocation," explains Avishag Daniely, VP Product at OneLayer. "OneLayer enables utilities to see, evaluate and manage the performance of all cellular network assets from a single pane of glass. That was never possible for them before. After deploying OneLayer Bridge at several accounts, we learned that in addition to solving security concerns, customers also benefitted from the solution in making better operational decisions."
Industries that are now able to leverage OneLayer's private cellular network security, operations and asset management solutions include manufacturing, utilities, airports and seaports, warehouse and supply chain logistics, mining operations, healthcare facilities and many others.
OneLayer's expansion into new use cases and verticals coincides with the launch of their new website at www.onelayer.com. The site gives detailed information about OneLayer's offerings in the areas of private cellular network security, operations and asset management. Companies can learn about how OneLayer facilitates cellular network assets discovery, persistent asset tracking, segmentation and policy enforcement, among other use cases, or how OneLayer is used in verticals ranging from manufacturing to utilities, to airports and ports, and beyond.
The website also contains an industry-leading resource library and updated blog, which will be of significant use to enterprises considering or in the process of implementing a private cellular network. Topics covered include IoT asset management and security, cross-network device visibility, optimizing resource allocation and quality of service, and much more. The number of companies interested in these topics is steadily increasing, as demonstrated by the increase in the number of inquiries received by OneLayer.
"We have been seeing much more demand for OneLayer's solutions as private LTE/5G matures as an enterprise network," explains Dave Mor, OneLayer CEO. "These are full-blown operations scenarios – not just pilots – where companies want to set it up right from the beginning, with all use cases covered. We would like to provide value to more stakeholders in these organizations and enable them to leverage the potential of private 5G."
OneLayer looks forward to continuing to lead the private cellular network revolution by providing critical tools and solutions to enterprises. Visit their new website www.onelayer.com today to learn more about how OneLayer can help secure and manage all private cellular network devices with a top-tier enterprise approach while ensuring their customers do not require cellular expertise.
New use cases, verticals and industry-leading resources are detailed on the new website: www.onelayer.com
OneLayer provides enterprise-grade security, operations and asset management for private LTE/5G networks. Its platform and IoT toolkit can be implemented in private cellular networks to provide better visibility, control and protection for organizations. The company was founded by world-class cybersecurity experts with a deep understanding of both cellular protocols and IoT security needs and veterans from the IDF's 8200 and 81 intelligence units. OneLayer is backed by industry-leading advisors and has partnered with experts both in the cybersecurity domain as well as the telecom industry. To learn more about OneLayer, please visit www.onelayer.com.
GlobeNewswire | September 26, 2023
SOLiD, the leader in cellular in-building mobile coverage, and ASOCS, a leading provider of private 5G network software, today announced a partnership to deliver a complete O-RAN-compliant solution for private 5G and Industrial IoT (IIoT) networks. The joint solution enables rapid deployment of scalable private 5G campus networks with intelligent real-time positioning using the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum.
The new private 5G network solution comprises the SOLiD CBRS O-RAN Radio Unit (O-RU), the ASOCS CYRUS® virtual O-RAN Distributed Unit (O-DU) and Centralized Unit (O-CU), and ASOCS Hermes NGP real-time positioning software. The CBRS-compliant solution, certified by the OnGo Alliance, empowers a range of mission-critical Industry 4.0 use cases, such as manufacturing automation, predictive maintenance, real-time asset tracking, and occupational health and safety.
The SOLiD CBRS O-RU complies with O-RAN ALLIANCE fronthaul specifications, supporting 4G LTE and 5G New Radio (NR) in standalone (SA) or non-standalone (NSA) architecture. The O-RU is compatible with various virtual or physical baseband products via an eCPRI interface. To improve private 5G network service agility, scalability, and efficiency, the SOLiD Fronthaul Multiplexer (MUX) technology eliminates the need for dedicated bandwidth for each RU, enabling more economical use of the CBRS spectrum.
“With the power of AI, the ASOCS software-as-a-service solution enables a cloud-based private 5G network with real-time indoor/ outdoor positioning intelligence to connect data-driven Industry 4.0 edge applications with high accuracy and low latency,” said Niv Zimmerman, vice president of solutions, ASOCS. “Together with SOLiD, we offer a unique, comprehensive solution for deploying private 5G and IIoT networks in a scalable model.”
“SOLiD is at the forefront of innovating connectivity with Open RAN architecture, changing how mobile network operators, system integrators, and manufacturers build tomorrow’s networks,” said Yong Hoon Kang, Ph.D., chief technology officer, SOLiD Americas. “The powerful combination of the SOLiD CBRS O-RAN Radio Unit and ASOCS software unleashes 5G to enable fast, turnkey deployment of robust and secure private in-building networks that transform the business environment.”
“With low latency, fast data speeds, high reliability, and solid security, the true promise of 5G over CBRS is to enable Industry 4.0 applications for greater productivity and profitability,” said Alan Ewing, executive director, OnGo Alliance. “The SOLiD and ASOCS collaboration is an outstanding example from two of our members of how 5G NR and CBRS come together to deliver exceptional performance.”
SOLiD and ASOCS have completed multiple interoperability tests proving the performance of their Open RAN technologies. To learn more, visit SOLiD and ASOCS in meeting room #1178 at MWC Las Vegas, September 26-28.
SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular at many of the world’s best-known and most challenging venues — from the busiest airports and subways to Fortune 500 corporate buildings, hospitals, hotels, universities, sports venues, government, industrial, and logistics facilities. SOLiD continuously innovates to deliver best-in-class connectivity solutions that scale to every need. For more information, visit www.solid.com/us.
ASOCS provides a fully virtualized private 5G network solution, along with 5G real-time positioning services for enterprises that require mission-critical, data-driven applications. ASOCS products are delivered on a scalable software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, enabling companies to easily implement private 5G networks and benefit from high network reliability, enhanced security, and low latency. For more information, visit www.asocscloud.com.