Viavi joins AWRI, CORD to collaborate on 5G technology

Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) has joined two industry groups facilitating collaboration in 5G research, development and standardization, the company said.

Fifth-generation (5G) communications technology is expected to connect diverse endpoints and devices by providing of test, assurance and optimization solutions to operators and equipment manufacturers. Viavi is committed to participating in industry research initiatives.

The Advanced Wireless Research Initiative (AWRI) is a USD400 million US program led by the National Science Foundation, bringing together government, private-sector companies and industry associations to deploy four city-scale testing platforms to advance the next generation of wireless networks.

The Central Office Rearchitected as a Datacenter (CORD) initiative is an open-source project that delivers cloud economics and agility to the telco central office. The CORD service delivery platform combines SDN, NFV and elastic cloud services to network operators and service providers.

Viavi provides of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, supported by a channel community.