Viavi Solutions opens R&D center in Bucharest, to hire 120 IT experts

Aurel Dragan 18/04/2018 | 15:31

Viavi Solutions has officially opened its office in Bucharest, which includes a center of excellence in research and development. The company is a global supplier of testing solutions, motoring and optimizing networks for communications operator, both cable and wireless.

The company is located in USA today, but it started in Europe one hundred years ago. Today, the company employs around 2,000 people in US, mainly in manufacturing, about 1,000 in Asia and also 1,000 in Europe. The employees in Europe are focused on developing, with 75 percent being engineers and high qualified developers. Annual income is just over  USD 1 billion.

Romanian center will work in the same way as the other offices in Europe. Viavi is looking to hire around 120 professionals, with medium and high qualification in software developing, on top of the 25 already in place.

“Bucharest is the normal choice for our new R&D center”, says Oleg Khaykin, president and CEO of Viavi. “In this way we can keep close ties with our clients from the region and we plan to consolidate our presence here in the future.”

Viavi is a leader in the testing and optimizing networks field and it helps communication operators to make the transition from traditional systems to tomorrow infrastructure. “Bucharest is a technological hub in full development and it will boost our leader status as well as the success of our customers”, said Khyakin.

The company is working with all kinds of networks, from copper cables to 5G antennas and it can cover all areas. “We started with Marconi standards and today we cover 5G technology”, shows Khyakin, saying also that he cloud represents for Viavi just a network of servers and cables that needs monitoring and maintenance. “And where are problems, there are opportunities.”

In 2017, CEE region saw a 34 percent increase in IT cloud infrastructure, the second fastest growing in the world, according to IDC. VIAVI provides optimization tools and technologies to help service providers and Enterprise companies reduce complexity and increase efficiency, while improving service quality. The company is ready for 5G testing and it expects that tests for 5G antennas to start this year in our country.

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