VIAVI expands capabilities for ONMS to enable further network intelligence in fiber environments - Help Net Security

VIAVI expands capabilities for ONMS to enable further network intelligence in fiber environments - Help Net Security

VIAVI Solutions introduced multiple new capabilities for the Optical Network Monitoring Solutions (ONMS) family of remote test and monitoring solutions. The new capabilities enable further network intelligence in fiber environments that form the foundation of high-speed core, metro ring networks as well as access applications in passive optical network (PON), 5G and data center networks.


Optical network data rates are pushing new limits in transmission speeds due to wavelength and fiber density through dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM), high fiber count cables and complex point-to-multi-point and multi-fiber push on (MPO) architectures. It is more important than ever that network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and network operators add remote network intelligence to ensure high quality of service (QoS), near 100% uptime, and security.


To do this they must also scale fiber network deployment, accelerate construction, service revenue turn-up and manage an ever-increasing maintenance workload. Automated, remote intelligence allows for the ability to scale high quality standards and speeds without adding commensurate expense and workload.


VIAVI answers the call with several new remote test and monitoring solutions that leverage rapid response and automation for managing dense, complex networks:


A new, patented Flash Fiber Monitoring feature for ONMSi and SmartOTU software that enables operators to detect and locate a flash attenuation that causes network route flapping and burst network error conditions. An industry first, the feature is 100 to 300 times faster than traditional monitoring, with performance that can detect flash attenuation in an unprecedented one-tenth of a second. Network route flapping is one of the most common but damaging and difficult problems to diagnose. Until now, operators had no way to detect or locate flash attenuation events that are a root cause of millions of communication errors globally every ..