Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Empirix Extends its Service Quality Assurance Testing to LTE

Empirix, which supplies IP service quality assurance solutions, for new IP communications, has added LTE and SAE (System Architecture Evolution) support in its IPXplorer network optimization tool.

Empirix said its LTE network support gives network operators the ability to understand the performance and interaction of multiple mobile technologies through one platform. This unified view, which merges user and control plane visibility, enhances an operator's ability to quickly head-off or resolve issues that impact consumer QoE. In addition, Empirix's LTE support also provides a framework for voice and messaging services delivered by IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).

The introduction of LTE technology includes the need for new access technologies, many of which require an upgrade to SAE, also known as EPC (Evolved Packet Core), a key aspect of the LTE standard. SAE technology enables access to a variety of technologies on the same network.

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