The new QA-805 and QA-813 QualityAssurer systems simulate up to 12
million LTE/2G/3G/CDMA/IMS subscribers, generating and analyzing 600K
control-plane messages per second and 120 Gbit/s of stateful user-plane
QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) announced today the launch of the QA-805/QA-813 QualityAssurer,
the market's only solution capable of simulating the load of a
converged LTE and IMS network on a single platform. This latest EXFO
innovation helps wireless network operators better meet their LTE/IMS
deployment challenges, namely reducing CAPEX related to testing
With the booming growth in demand for wireless services, global wireless
network operators are faced with the combined challenge of activating
services at a fast pace, while maintaining a high quality of service
(QoS) and experience (QoE). Therefore, they are looking for efficient
ways to simulate millions of subscribers making voice calls and
accessing various wireless services, in order to verify that the
service—such as VoLTE—can be provided at the expected level of quality.
Since LTE networks will begin with a small footprint and coexist with
legacy networks, testing interworking and mobility between LTE and
2G/3G/CDMA networks is crucial for successful LTE deployments. The
QA-805 and QA-813 QualityAssurer systems can simulate all of these
domains, as well as their interworking.
The latest additions to the QualityAssurer family of products, the
QA-805 and QA-813 build on the success of the widely deployed QA-604
and EAST simulators. In addition to reducing CAPEX, the QA-805 and
QA-813 enable faster configuration and execution of tests, as well as
fast analysis of test results—hence a shorter test cycle and faster
time to market. Providing a single point of control and analysis for
IMS and LTE, these integrated simulator platforms can be used
throughout the network lifecycle: by network equipment manufacturers
(NEMs) for lab and deployment testing, and by mobile network operators
(MNOs) to perform capacity planning, replicate network conditions and
make sure subscribers get the services and quality that they expect.
"The new QA-805/QA-813 QualityAssurer can simulate triple the volume of
subscribers compared to the next best offering in the market today,"
said Matti Palomäki, Vice-President of EXFO's Wireless Division. "With
this launch, EXFO positions itself as the only provider of simulator
solutions capable of handling the high traffic load of the converged
LTE/IMS network on a single integrated platform."
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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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