Spirent Delivers Live Network Testing For UQ Communications

With the Landslide CORE Solution, UQ enables real-time testing capabilities in its live network

Spirent Communications, the leader in networks, services and device testing, today announced, that, Spirent Spirent Communications.Landslide™ CORE is being used in the live and redundant network of mobile broadband service provider UQ Communications, providing real-time network performance and optimization across all service nodes that constitute the UQ network.

Today, testing, monitoring, and troubleshooting mobile networks requires real-time analysis and subsequent action. By continuously analyzing and fine-tuning evolving networks and accommodating these ever-changing use patterns, UQ is now able to deliver a higher subscriber experience. Landslide CORE enables the UQ team to assure that their network is operating without error from an end-user Quality of Experience (QoE) point of view.

Historically when alarms were triggered from network nodes, they indicated the status of the nodes themselves. There was difficulty determining exactly what was happening with user traffic from the alarms alone. Now with Landslide CORE deployed, when an emulated call fails to establish a connection or data traffic is unreachable on the Internet, this is clearly highlighted. This information allows corrective actions to be real-time and more proactive than ever before. End users notice less network downtime and Quality of Service/Experience is greatly improved.

Said Toshikazu Yokai, UQ Communications Corporate Officer and Director of Technology Division, and Hiroshi Tanno, Assistant Manager of IP System Section. “Unlike competitive products, Spirent Landslide tests the performance and scalability of all points of the Live and Lab wireless network, and the mobile core network, enabling authentication and handovers scenarios to be verified, as well as providing quality of experience metrics like network availability, call setup time, call drops and voice quality for network testing. The solution’s advanced test capability for mobile networks and services emulate several millions of mobile subscribers traversing the network and using a mix real-world of applications and services.”

Landslide CORE measures, collects and provides information to UQ operator screens where all network components are displayed. Components that are degraded turn red and the problem is easily identified and responded to quickly. Landslide CORE allows almost immediate assurance that the corrective action is performed successfully. The cycle of operation and checks is much faster by including the ability to monitor a greater part of the network. Confidently prepared and scheduled work results in reduced concern for network issues caused by operational or configuration errors.
For more information on Spirent Landslide and the UQ case study, visit, http://www.spirent.com/Products/Landslide/Operational

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