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VIAVI, Microsemi 5G collaboration

March 7, 2018

VIAVI Solutions has announced a collaboration with Microsemi, a provider of semiconductor solutions, to enable flexible optical networking technologies needed to meet the demands of 5G networks.

With the VIAVI ONT-600 and Microsemi’s DIGI-G5, the newest member of its DIGI OTN processors, telecom service providers globally now have solution platforms to build, test and quickly deploy 5G-ready optical networks including OTUCn, Flexible OTN (FlexO) and Flexible Ethernet (FlexE) technologies..

“As service providers look to scale up their optical networks in preparation for 5G, our customers need new OTN 3.0 capabilities delivering rate-agile flexible connectivity underpinned by OTN switching at terabit capacities to market,” said Babak Samimi, Vice President and Business Unit Manager for Microsemi’s Communications Business Unit. “With the ecosystem in place between Microsemi and VIAVI, leading OTN transport OEMs can begin development of a new wave of products that enable support for OTUCn, FlexE and FlexO capabilities this year.”

“VIAVI is pleased to be part of the ecosystem with Microsemi to support the network requirements of leading carriers worldwide,” said Tom Fawcett, Vice President and General Manager, Lab and Production Business Unit, VIAVI Solutions. “The advent of 5G will require robust, scalable and coordinated technology development across the entire industry. Our technology leadership and deep relationships make us the ideal partner for this initiative.”

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