Tuesday, June 20, 2006

JDSU Offers VoIP Service Assurance for MSOs

JDSU introduced its VoIP NetComplete Service Assurance Solution for the cable industry. The solution, which is currently deployed by one of North America's largest cable operators, combines JDSU's portfolio of test, measurement and monitoring applications for mass market VoIP deployment.

JDSU's NetComplete test system measures hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) characteristics, the cable modem termination system (CMTS) and IP network, providing visibility into problem areas that are affecting voice signal clarity. It correlates the data and presents an analysis on an individual cable VoIP customer basis. It can also perform real time analysis of mean opinion score (known as MOS, a measure of voice quality), and of simultaneous customer calls and correlate this to the signal's radio frequency (RF) performance from a single, centralized location.