MTS-5800 Handheld Network Tester / OTDR



The industry’s smallest 10G handheld instrument supports testing throughout the entire service life cycle including fibre characterisation, service activation, troubleshooting, and maintenance!

VIAVI MTS-5800 Optical Test Platform

Once you've read about the MTS-5800 below, why not click on the Vicom OTDR Selection Guide and find out which models are ideal for YOUR applications?
  Vicom OTDR Selection Guide


All-in-one handheld network and fibre testing

The one tool that network technicians and engineers need to install, turn-up, and maintain their networks. It supports both the legacy and emerging technologies required to handle various network applications including metro/core, mobile backhaul, and business services installations.


The industry’s smallest handheld instrument can test throughout the service life cycle, including fibre characterisation, service activation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Advanced Ethernet test features such as TrueSpeed per RFC6349, J-Profiler™, Wirespeed capture/decode, and automated J-Mentor, help field technicians test their networks faster and more accurately than ever before.

Key Benefits

  • Simplifies multitechnology testing with an all-in-one dual-10G handheld
  • Optimized for field use with a multitouch screen, scripted workflows, and clear results
  • Supports efficient best practices with repeatable methods and procedures with Job Manager guided workflows
  • Speeds fibre characterisation, Ethernet service activation, and troubleshooting

Key Features

  • Fully-loaded TDM/PDH to dual 10 G Ethernet, SONET, SDH, Fiber Channel, CPRI/OBSAI, eCPRI, and OTN support
  • Automated, enhanced RFC 2544 and SAMComplete testing per ITU-T Y.1564
  • Integrated burst testing approach per MEF 34 and RFC6349 TrueSpeed™ TCP throughput testing
  • Timing/Synchronisation testing with PTP, SyncE, and 1 PPS, 2 MHz and 10 MHz Wander
  • Compatible with VIAVI 4100-Series OTDR, FiberComplete, and COSA modules with Smart Link Mapper™, fibre microscopes, and optical power meters


 VIAVI MTS-4000 OTDR brochure



Specification Sheet

 VIAVI MTS-4000 OTDR spec sheet


 Smart Link Mapper
"If the OTDR were invented today, it would look like VIAVI's Smart Link Mapper"

The SLM intelligent optical software application helps technicians use an OTDR more effectively, without the need to understand or interpret OTDR results. Each event is displayed as an icon giving users a schematic view of the entire link, known as SmartLink. SLM can completely correlate to the original OTDR trace as experts desire. With this common approach to simplify OTDR testing and streamline the procedures, four tailored SLM OTDR applications are available for different network types. For more details about each of the applications (Enterprise-SLM, FTTA-SLM, FTTH-SLM and Cable-SLM), visit the Options tab above page.

Key Benefits

  • Eliminates OTDR results interpretation complexity Immediately diagnoses problems
  • Reduces human error
  • Improves OTDR testing time and reliability
  • Reduces truck rolls, re-test, and cable waste
  • Dedicated apps focused for Enterprise, high density fiber Cable, FTTA and Passive Optical Network (PON) / FTTH

Key Features

  • Directly correlates SmartLink view results and OTDR trace
  • Automatic pass/fail results
  • Eliminates the need for OTDR expertise
  • Compatible with all multimode/single-mode and OTDR modules
  • Upgradable on site


Smart Link Mapper

VIAVI Smart Link Mapper brochure

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Models In The Series


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Dynamic Range



Approx Distance

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MTS5800HVT-KIT1 1 MM 850/1300 26/24  









MTS5800HVT-KIT3 1  SM 1310/1550 35/33 100-120 
MTS5800HVT-KIT4 1 SM 1310/1550 40/40 120-140 
MTS5800HVT-KIT5 1 SM 1310/1550 43/41 120-140 
MTS5800HVT-KIT6 1 SM 1310/1550/1625 46/45/44 130-150 

NOTE: “Distance” above refers to the approximate fibre distance that can accurately be certified based on 0.2dB/km fibre loss @ 1550nm (0.22dB for 1625/1650 only OTDRs) & 0.1dB splices every 2km. Note too that for the same distance, test times reduce with dynamic range increase – roughly half the test time for every 2-3dB increase in dynamic range.


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