Viavi Solutions has been named the leader in the global fiber optic test equipment market by independent research firm Frost & Sullivan for the sixth year in a row. In recognition of the company’s strong overall performance, Viavi has earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award, acknowledging best-in-class practices for managing growth, innovation, and leadership to deliver unique value to customers. 

“Viavi has a long history of strong performance in fiber optic test and measurement, and it is rewarding to be recognized for our strategic innovation and leadership,” said Oleg Khaykin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Viavi Solutions. “The breadth and depth of our value-driven product portfolio, coupled with proven expertise, enables Viavi to not only meet customer demand, but to exceed expectationsfor both portable and benchtop testing from network equipment manufacturing through deployment, maintenance, and optimization.”

In awarding Viavi the 2016 Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award, Frost & Sullivan evaluated criteria such as strategic effectiveness and execution, competitive differentiation, price/performance value, customer service experience, and brand equity. 

“Viavi’s strategy to develop a broad portfolio of innovative products that are also cost effective has enabled the company to sustain its position as the global market leader in fiber optic test equipment, despite intensifying competition,” said Sujan Sami, Program Manager of Measurement and Instrumentation, Frost & Sullivan. “Our independent research shows that the company’s close ties with network equipment manufacturers offer Viavi first-hand exposure to leading-edge test requirements even before reaching the field, enabling continuous product innovation.”

According to Frost & Sullivan’s analysis, Viavi is the market leader in the fiber inspection probe (FIP) product segment as well, noting that Viavi’s FIP solutions such as the FiberChek™ Probe are differentiated in the market by offering all-in-one, fully autonomous inspection with ease of use. Other innovative products highlighted as contributing to Viavi’s global fiber optic test equipment market leadership include the SmartClass Fiber family, SmartOTDR Modules, and the T-BERD®/ MTS 5800 100G Handheld Tester, as well as Smart Link Mapper (SLM) applications for OTDR testing.

Viavi’s fiber optic test equipment will be on display in Booth 2303 at the 2017 OFC Conference & Exhibition, March 21-23 in Los Angeles, California. Viavi will feature product demonstrations including the following:

•             400G interoperability demonstration with Viavi’s ONT-600 400G module 

•             High speed lab testing — Optical Network Tester family, 400G Ethernet

•             Fiber optic lab and manufacturing — Connectivity, WSS/ROADM, 100 G+ coherent

•             High speed field testing — Advanced fiber characterization, Optical Spectrum Analyzer

•             Essential fiber field testing — Fiber inspection, OTDR, FTTH, PON meters – Communications Today Bureau


 

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