EXFO's new voice-over-LTE service assurance suite gives mobile network
operators the tools and information needed to cost-effectively deploy
and manage their VoLTE/IMS network infrastructure
QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) announced today the addition of a comprehensive VoLTE test suite
to its complete performance management system, BrixWorx. As this test suite is designed to provide continuous visibility of LTE
packet voice performance and quality levels, mobile network operators
(MNO) now have the ability to effectively troubleshoot and proactively
monitor the health of new VoLTE infrastructures through live traffic
generation, while measuring key performance indicators (KPI).
No longer a lab exercise, VoLTE is now being aggressively rolled out
into live network trials with mass deployment expected within the year.
Fueled by the explosive growth of LTE data traffic, the need to reduce
operating costs and the promise of new competitive services, VoLTE
presents significant challenges for MNOs to both achieve their business
objectives as well as meet the reliability and quality expectations of
their existing 2G/3G circuit-switch voice subscribers.
"By expanding the BrixWorx service assurance platform with VoLTE/IMS
monitoring and troubleshooting functionalities such as live VoLTE
traffic generation, MNOs can now measure and analyze LTE voice KPIs in
real time, detect potential service degradations and make the necessary
corrections before they impact customers," said Claudio Mazzuca,
Vice-President of EXFO's Transport and Service Assurance Division.
"VoLTE test suite also complements existing Brix suites for mobile
handsets, mobile Ethernet backhaul, IP/MPLS transport and IMS core to
provide full end-to-end coverage of next-generation, converged, all-IP
The VoLTE test suite supports the latest GSMA IR.92 and IR.94 standards
for voice, SMS and video-over-LTE within IPsec AKA authentication and
encryption security associations. The direct performance monitoring of
critical IMS core elements, including CSCF multimedia telephony
(MMTel), 3GPP single radio voice call continuity (SRVCC), distributed
DNS and DRA-based HSS, is also provided. Brix VoLTE speeds up problem
isolation by providing segmented views of subscriber QoE, Ethernet/IP
transport, and network element performance as well as focused,
on-demand, test-probing functions.
For a product demo, visit us at Booth 6K36, Hall 6, at Mobile World Congress.
For more information about the VoLTE service assurance solution, visit
the BrixCall product page.
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 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN,
FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies accounting for
more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff
of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000
customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.
SOURCE: EXFO inc.
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