Viavi introduces 3D geolocation for 5G networks

Viavi Solutions has expanded its Nitro Mobile assurance portfolio with two new offerings that it claims “transform” 5G radio access network (RAN) planning and performance engineering.

The two products, GEOperformance 5G and Coverage Assurance 5G, are designed to give operators a 3D view of 5G coverage and subscriber experience, allowing them to make substantial changes to 5G RAN planning and performance engineering.

Combined, said Viavi, they allow mobile operators to move from a position of managing and assuring without visibility to one where comprehensive visibility allows them to attract new vertical markets and drive new revenue streams.

Viavi said GEOperformance 5G gives a 3D view of 5G NR (New Radiobreakthrough) measurements, as well as 2G, 3G and 4G measurements, allowing mobile operators to plan, assure and optimize multi-technology networks as they build out their 5G networks. The user interface allows engineers to view tables and 3D maps showing radio-frequency KPIs [key performance indicators] such as signal strength and interference, based on actual geolocated measurements.