Monday, March 10, 2008

Ixia Launches End-to-end Remote QoE and Service Validation Platform

Ixia introduced an end-to-end remote Quality of Experience (QoE) and service validation platform for Triple Play deployments.

The new IxRave platform actively monitors and isolate faults in a carrier's access network by using inexpensive probes that can be deployed along network edges, at customer premises and at key core points to perform real-time active network validation. The service measurement can then be integrated with a carriers' operation support systems (OSS).

Bell Canada worked with Ixia to deploy remote testing capability for rolling out triple play services on its network. The remote testing has significantly reduced truck rolls previously required to handle a high number of service incidents associated with the carrier's DSL service. IxRave is based on the same remote test software and centralized test approach in use at Bell Canada. The carrier reduced IP-related unwarranted truck rolls by 98 percent, a savings to date of CAN$3.2 million. Bell Canada also recovered 86 percent of DSLAM ports previously tagged defective, a further savings of CAN$3.5 million.

Ixia is offering an ROI calculator for carriers and service providers who would like to see how IxRave can help them reduce operational expenses.