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October 15, 2008

Mu Dynamics Testing IPTV and IMS-Based Service Reliability, Availability at GMI 2008

By Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor

Mu Dynamics, a key player in helping network operators and their vendors eliminate downtime with proactive service assurance programs, is gearing up in preparation to demonstrate its hands-on testing procedures at next week’s Global MSF Interoperability 2008 (GMI 2008).
“With the growing maturity of IPTV (News - Alert) and VoIP services, the importance of assessing the gaps of underlying service level traffic variations services such as Diameter and SIP are critical to the reliable delivery of revenue-critical next generation services,” said Adam Stein (News - Alert), vice president marketing at Mu Dynamics.
The Global MSF Interoperability 2008 (GMI 2008), which is an industry-wide interoperability event focused on the reliability and security of  next-generations IPTV and IMS services by operators on a global level, is a perfect venue for Mu Dynamics to once again show the industry the technical advances of the company.
 “Mu’s test case authoring and hands-on participation as GMI helps ensure our numerous network operators in delivering a high quality of service and helping the industry as a whole identify product weaknesses that cause downtime,” said Stein.
As consumer demand for NGN services climbs, GMI 2008 link major carrier, government, and academic labs on three continents to provide a global worldwide, multi-vendor interoperability test environment for end-to-end practical network deployment, according to Stein.
The event will run from October 20 through October 31.
And it’s a perfect time for company’s like Mu Dynamics, as consumer demand for NGN services climbs, GMI 2008 is expected to link major carrier, government, and academic labs on three continents to provide a global worldwide, multi-vendor interoperability test environment for end-to-end practical network deployment.
GMI 2008 will feature product implementations supporting the MSF Release 4 architecture and interoperability of critical NGN elements will be tested in practical scenarios supporting IMS-based fixed/mobile convergence. The show will highlight many facets of the business, including specific service capabilities such as Qaulity of Serive (QoS), Locations Managemetn, IPTV and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). These will also be included to validate key NGN concepts.
Mu Dynamics has been very active in the space as of late with a number of deals a pushing the company to the forefront of the next generation of  IP services. Last week the company announced a new business deal involving network IT communications player BT (News - Alert).
BT is expected to now use Mu-4000 Service Analyzer to support the evaluation and testing of proposed services on the U.K.’s Defense Fixed Telecommunications Service (DFTS) network. To read more on that deal click here.
“Network operators like BT are vigilantly pursuing comprehensive and proactive service assurance programs by gaining the upper hand on the increased complexity of today’s converged IP networks,” said Stein.
Since its inception in 2005, the Mu-4000 has evolved into a complete service assurance solution. The Mu-4000 Service Analyzer offers powerful capabilities to improve reliability, availability and security of any IP-based network, with the constant addition of new features and functions to serve an active and growing customer base.
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Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim�s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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