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VIAVI Showcases Innovation at 2024 RIC Forum

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Viavi Solutions Inc. has made waves at the 2024 RIC Forum, held in Dallas, Texas. The company proudly showcased its TeraVM RIC Test and TM500 Network Tester in various demonstrations, further solidifying its commitment to cutting-edge collaborations within the telecom industry.

Building upon successful partnerships established at MWC 2024, VIAVI collaborated with industry leaders to spotlight RIC test capabilities and application training. Among the highlights were live demonstrations and lightning talks featuring VIAVI products in action.

Telecom Infra Project (TIP) showcased an mMIMO Synchronization Signal Block (SSB) configuration xApp by Amdocs, leveraging VIAVI’s tools to predict traffic patterns and configure SSB beams for optimal coverage.

Capgemini Engineering presented energy-efficient xApps and rApps for diverse network types, utilizing VIAVI’s TM500 for UE emulation.

In a recorded demonstration, ONF illustrated a unified implementation of energy-saving rApps and traffic steering xApps under the O-RAN architecture, highlighting VIAVI’s contributions to network efficiency.

Accelleran demonstrated the use of VIAVI’s tools to implement an energy-saving algorithm, showcasing the power of RAN data insights in optimizing 5G cell operations.

Dr. Ian Wong, Director of RF and Wireless Architecture at VIAVI, emphasized the importance of innovation in Open RAN, praising the U.S. government’s support for initiatives like the RIC Forum. He underscored the transformative potential of RIC technology in network optimization and automation, stressing the need for robust AI training to maximize the effectiveness of applications.

Hosted by the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration Institute for Telecommunications Sciences in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense FutureG Office, the RIC Forum served as a hub for vendors to showcase advancements in RAN Intelligent Controllers and applications, fostering progress and innovation within the ecosystem.

VIAVI’s participation in the 2024 RIC Forum signifies its dedication to driving technological advancement and shaping the future of telecommunications. With its cutting-edge solutions and collaborative spirit, VIAVI continues to be at the forefront of industry innovation.

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