The SoftHawk Protocol Analyzer, iPro probes and Brix Service Assurance
system performed successful interoperability testing at the MSF VoLTE
QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) announced today its successful participation in the first ever
MultiService Forum VoLTE (voice over long-term evolution)
Interoperability Event. EXFO's test and monitoring solutions were an
essential part of this event and were used to validate interoperability
between dozens of 4G mobile network elements from multiple
participating vendors. These interoperability tests helped show that
VoLTE calls and supplementary services are a viable solution for
providing voice services over LTE access, including roaming and
The MSF VoLTE Interoperability Event was hosted by MSF and was backed by
the GSMA as part of its work on VoLTE. Over 65 network elements from 19
participating vendors were tested by 60 test engineers using 200 pages
of test plans during this three-week event. The test scenarios included
89 test cases and 561 scheduled tests based on different vendor
EXFO's SoftHawk Protocol Analyzer, iPro probes and Brix Service
Assurance system were used to identify issues arising from interconnect
of disparate LTE equipment from many different participating vendors,
including 4G user equipment, eNode B, SeGW, EPC, IMS multimedia
telephony (MMTel), DRA and policy control network elements. Correlated
control-plane and user-plane analysis enabled rapid isolation of VoLTE
test network issues. End-to-end signaling and media-correlated flow
analysis helped pinpoint service interworking problems. For each
scenario, EXFO solutions provided documented evidence of test results
ultimately used by the MSF to compile its VoLTE Interoperability
Results white paper.
"This event proves both the importance of VoLTE and the importance of
vendor interoperability," said Vivian Hudson, VP of EXFO's Service
Assurance Division. "By validating these test calls, we have also
reaffirmed our history of innovation and multiplay support. No matter
what equipment operators select to build their LTE networks, they now
know that EXFO can successfully test and assure quality at every level
of those networks."
For more information about EXFO's VoLTE solutions, please view a
recording of the recent webinar "Why VoLTE and Why Now?" or visit www.EXFO.com.
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading
providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for
wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in
the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative
solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance
of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks—from the core to the edge.
Key technologies supported include VDSL2, ADSL2+, 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS,
Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, and various optical technologies (accounting for
an estimated 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market). EXFO has a
staff of approximately 1800 people in 25 countries, supporting more
than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.
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