5G Network Digital Twin Technology recognized for accelerating 5G development

Spirent Communications has announced that its 5G Network Digital Twin technology has been named a winner in the 2021 BIG Innovation Awards. With 5G still in its infancy, Spirent’s innovative 5G Network Digital Twin is a new, agile approach to testing and assurance, providing a software-emulated replica of the 5G physical network.

This allows for continuous prototyping, testing, and optimization across a wide variety of potential scenarios at a time when physical 5G network deployments are still limited and currently seeing only a tiny fraction of their potential future usage.

“We’re delighted that our 5G Network Digital Twin solution has been recognized for its innovative approach to making testing of the 5G networks of the future a reality today,” said Spirent’s 5G Strategy Lead, Steve Douglas. “Using the Network Digital Twin, designers and developers have a cost-effective and flexible environment to accelerate their 5G R&D processes and increase productivity.

It can help reduce risk by safely testing what-if scenarios and cyberattacks, optimize decision making by modeling unlimited configurations, and improve reliability by identifying design weaknesses and opportunities.”

Organizations from across the globe submitted recent innovations for the BIG Innovation Awards, with nominations judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions.

“More than ever, the global society relies on innovation to help progress humanity and make our lives more productive, healthy, and comfortable,” said Maria Jimenez, chief operating officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honoring Spirent as they are one of the organizations leading this charge and helping humanity progress.”

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