Network servicing and testing provider, Spirent Communications and Jolata, a provider of analytics for network performance have announced a new network testing and performance optimization solution.
This new solution, that brings together Spirent Landslide EDGE and CORE and Jolata’s TruFlow Analytics, will enable mobile operators to manage the mobile network traffic, as well as use the big data analytics to monitor and visualize network issues in real-time.
Within the two, Spirent’s Landslide EDGE and CORE solutions enable end-to-end service validation and availability along with fault isolation in the backhaul and EPC networks. Jolata’s TruFlow Analytics adds network visibility by monitoring packet/flow in the network.
According to a release by Spirent, this will save the cost of network outages and service degradation of around US$20 billion each year.
Using the solution, the mobile operators can reduce the time to isolate the exact location of issues deep within the network in precise detail, down to device, port or even flow level, claims the company.
Commenting on the new solution, John Loiacono, Jolata CEO said, “If you can’t see a problem, you can’t properly diagnose it. Leveraging big data analytics to see – with precision, in real-time, across any brand of equipment and across an entire network – creates the opportunity to enable new services and new revenue for an operator. When combined with the powerful feature set of Spirent’s Landslide EDGE and CORE, it forms a compelling, end-to-end performance monitoring solution.”
The solution can test and emulate RAN, Backhaul, Mobile Core, Wi-Fi Core and IMS.
“A high-latency issue may have different root causes inside or outside the network and, depending on the cause, its impact will vary across applications. LTE networks are more sensitive to dropped packets. To detect and resolve these issues operators need new tools and techniques for determining latency, jitter and packet loss, which this combination of Joalta with Landside EDGE and CORE uniquely equips use to provide.” Said John Baker, GM of the Spirent Mobility Infrastructure Business Unit.