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EXFO claims first with launch of load simulation platform

EXFO Inc. this week launched the QA-805/QA-813 QualityAssurer, which it says is the first offering capable of simulating the load of a converged LTE and IMS network on a single platform.


February 22, 2012  


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EXFO Inc. this week launched the QA-805/QA-813 QualityAssurer, which it says is the first offering capable of simulating the load of a converged LTE and IMS network on a single platform.

According to the company, the new release is designed to help wireless network operators better meet their LTE/IMS deployment challenges, namely reducing CAPEX related to testing hardware.

“With the booming growth in demand for wireless services, global wireless network operators are faced with the combined challenge of activating services at a fast pace, while maintaining a high quality of service (QoS) and experience (QoE),” it said in a release.

“They are looking for efficient ways to simulate millions of subscribers making voice calls and accessing various wireless services, in order to verify that the service—such as VoLTE can be provided at the expected level of quality. Since LTE networks will begin with a small footprint and coexist with legacy networks, testing interworking and mobility between LTE and 2G/3G/CDMA networks is crucial for successful LTE deployments.”

In addition to reducing CAPEX, the QA-805 and QA-813 enable faster configuration and execution of tests, as well as fast analysis of test results—hence a shorter test cycle and faster time to market, the company added.