PLANO, Texas, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Solution Being Deployed by European Mobile Operator Supports Rich Communication Suite Initiative
Tektronix Communications, a leading worldwide provider of communications test and Network Intelligence solutions, announced today that the explosion of multimedia services and convergence of fixed and mobile broadband networks is driving increased IMS deployment and propelling growth for end-to-end monitoring and assurance solutions from Tektronix Communications. The company's IMS Service Assurance solution provides a complete end-to-end view, irrespective of the technology domains a call may traverse as it crosses the network.
IMS networks provide a single platform for a wide variety of services, from basic voice, video and messaging to new, highly-sophisticated services such as video conferencing, telepresence and rich communications. IMS, the common source for these services, will require multiple entities and functions that must be managed proactively and in real-time. Subscribers to IMS services are forecast to reach 160 million by the end of 2011, up 43 percent from 2010, according to Infonetics Research.
Tektronix Communications' IMS solution helps service providers assure voice and multimedia in an IP network or in a network that is transitioning to IP, by providing an optimized media troubleshooting workflow. Featuring a rich set of quality of service (QoS) sources and integrated media capture, analysis, playback and export, this intuitive, optimized tool provides rapid and effective root cause analysis for VoIP and multimedia over IP QoS issues.
"We've seen more service providers developing their new generation of services with IMS. These services span LTE, NGN and legacy SS7 technologies, and involve increasingly complex signaling setup and interworking," said Mark Driedger, Vice President, Network Management, Tektronix Communications. "Our IMS Service Assurance solution offers a highly-flexible view on actual IMS service performance with full correlation of signaling and media, regardless of the underlying network, to ultimately help ensure customer quality of experience and subscriber retention."
Tektronix Communications' deep experience in IMS recently led to its solution being deployed to monitor an IMS network that will support a major Rich Communication Suite (RCS) initiative for a pan-European mobile operator group. The RCS project is a collaborative effort coordinated by the GSMA, now supported by nearly 100 operators, vendors and other telecommunication companies, that facilitates the introduction of commercial, rich IMS communication services for mobile as well as fixed networks.
About Tektronix Communications' IMS Service Assurance Solution
The IMS Service Assurance solution provides multiple service provider organizations real-time and historical information for all IMS service troubleshooting and performance monitoring needs. The solution includes:
- Iris Performance Intelligence - Provides unmatched end-to-end analysis and reporting capabilities coupled with an extremely flexible and powerful KPI/KQI modeling engine that allows operators to better link desired business outcomes to events that occur at the network level. - Iris Analyzer toolset -includes Iris Protocol Analyzer (PA), Iris Session Analyzer (ISA) and Iris Traffic Analyzer (ITA), which provides L2 to L7 troubleshooting and characterization of IP traffic by links, Applications and servers. - IrisView - Easy-to-use, configurable software framework that provides a single, integrated platform for all applications, including feeds to customer experience management (CEM) systems and third party OSS, BSS applications. - GeoProbe G10 - Based on the industry-leading GeoProbe, the high-speed, high-density 10GE probe features a distributed architecture optimized to handle high bandwidth IPv4/IPv6 traffic.
About Tektronix Communications
Tektronix Communications provides service providers and network equipment manufacturers around the world an unparalleled suite of network diagnostics and service assurance solutions for fixed, mobile, IP and converged multi-service networks. This comprehensive set of solutions support a range of architectures and applications such as LTE, fixed mobile convergence, IMS, broadband wireless access, WiMAX, VoIP and triple play. Tektronix Communications is headquartered in Plano, Texas. Learn more about the company's test, measurement and service assurance solutions by visiting http://www.tektronixcommunications.com
Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
SOURCE Tektronix Communications