We’re about to enter the era of 5G, with blazingly fast speeds, vast coverage density, large area traffic capacity, and super low latency. 5G is more than a step up from 4G; it’s a radical leap that will dramatically improve mobile broadband services and empower the Internet of Things (IoT) by enabling connectivity to billions of global devices.
Most providers plan to take an evolutionary approach to 5G, starting with 4G evolved pack core (EPC) control / user plane separation (CUPS), then migrating to 5G non-standalone (NSA) and finally deploying full native 5G. Assuring a successful journey from 4G to native 5G will require the ability to test and assure every phase of the journey and every stage of the service lifecycle.
Spirent Virtual Test Agents (VTAs) emulate network functions, devices and user activity so you can test and assure your evolution to 5G across the service lifecycle — from the lab to the production network. Our VTAs provide comprehensive support for 4G LTE, 5G NSA and native 5G.
To learn more about assuring your evolution to 5G, please download our poster depicting 5G network functions and our VisionWorks and Landslide solutions which emulate these functions to test and assure mobility networks and services.