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VIAVI Solutions wins Network & Broadband Award at SBR TEA 2020

The company was lauded for their cost-effective, consistent and well-structured OneAdvisor-800 cell site installation tool.

VIAVI Solutions, a global leader in communications test and measurement and optical technologies, bagged the Network and Broadband Award for telecommunications in Singapore Business Review’s Technology Excellence Awards 2020.

The organization’s OneAdvisor-800 cell site installation tool was modeled to meet the constantly changing needs of service providers, field technicians and contractors as they aggressively scale and commercialise 5G infrastructure.

"5G represents a quantum leap in network complexity, from the frequency bands used, to diversity of the x-haul technologies, to the possibility of multiple radio vendors,” said VIAVI Solutions Vice President and General Manager for Converged Instruments and Virtual Test Kevin Oliver in an official news release.

“We’re committed to taking complexity out of the test process. We designed OneAdvisor so a technician of any skill level can efficiently execute tests to certify and close out cell site deployment, expediting time to revenue for contractors and service providers, and optimizing subscriber satisfaction,” he added.

OneAdvisor-800 allows cell site technicians to measure fibre, radio frequency, common public radio interface and ethernet using one instrument, which effectively takes the place of various independent tools such as an optical time-domain reflectometer, a coax sweep tester as well as a fiber scope.

Eliminating the need for multiple equipment significantly cuts down total test costs for service providers and effectively accelerates labor, since it eliminates the time and energy technicians waste in attempting to remember which tests to run and how to run them.

The platform boasts improved accuracy through supplying service provider specifications with precise measurements to accomplish test plans. The instrument’s user interface meticulously guides and assists technicians through a pre-configured common test process. This ensures that technicians accomplish the task in a similar method and according to similar specifications.

Using test prompts that are easy to grasp, new technicians can also learn the ropes swiftly. This results in reduced training expenses, since onboarding and education is centralised on the test process itself, which is quicker and easier to learn compared to cumbersome technical information that can overwhelm new staff.

The platform is also backed by reporting and workflow software that automates job certification reports so contractors and technicians are able to swiftly close out tasks and move on to the next assignment.

With OneAdvisor-800, tower hands acquire built-in guidance, automated test configuration, pass or fail results as well as single closeout report every time at each location. As a team’s test responsibility flourish, the portable test tool can also scale using modular test components.

OneAdvisor-800 has successfully eradicated manual processes and propels congruous results that can be repeated, regardless of technician skill and experience level.

VIAVI Solutions is a worldwide provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions for communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, government and avionics.

The company assists clients in harnessing the power of instruments, automation, intelligence and virtualisation to gain control of their network. Apart from this, VIAVI solutions is also a key player in light management solutions for 3D sensing, anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, and defense applications.

Watch the interview below to know more about their winning project:

The Technology Excellence Awards, presented by Singapore Business Review, was held via video conferencing throughout the first and second week of June.

This year’s nominations were judged by a panel consisting of Daryl Pereira, Head of Cyber at KPMG; Cheang Wai Keat, Head of Advisory Services in Singapore and ASEAN Technology Consulting Leader at Ernst & Young; Chin Chee Choon, Advisory Leader and Assurance Director at Nexia TS; Rizwi Wun, Partner, Acting Head of Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group at RHTLaw Asia; Carolyn Chin-Parry, Managing Director and Digital Accelerator Leader at PwC.

If you would like to join the 2021 awards and be acclaimed for your company’s exceptional technological innovations, please email Julie Anne Nuñez at julie@charltonmediamail.com

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