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NTT DOCOMO Selects Wireless Testing Solution from Ixia

IP performance test systems provider Ixia has announced that its wireless testing solution has been chosen by Japanese service provider NTT DOCOMO to validate the functionality of its pre-deployed LTE (News - Alert) network.
NTT DOCOMO caters to a base of 55 million customers in Japan.
'As LTE moves from development to deployment, complete and comprehensive testing is an imperative to ensure network reliability and service quality,' said Stephane Teral (News - Alert), principal analyst at Infonetics.
'Mobile users today demand faster data speeds and the latest services. LTE will soon start to replace and surpass the speed and service options of today's 3G networks. In order to capture significant market share, service providers like NTT (News - Alert) DOCOMO need to fully and thoroughly test their network's ability to handle millions of users and massive amounts of both voice and data traffic.'
Ixia’s (News - Alert) wireless testing solutions including the IxCatapult and IxLoad that are used by products, carriers and telecom equipment manufacturers to test a range of LTE equipment including evolved node Bs “eNode B,” mobility management entities serving gateways , and packet data network gateways, using multi-user emulations.
'With increasing bandwidth demand and network complexity, it is crucial that every network equipment supplier and service provider use methodic planning, simulation, and network testing tools to validate network performance and subscriber quality of experience prior to LTE network deployment,' said Atul Bhatanager, president and CEO of Ixia. 'Ixia's comprehensive, end-to-end wireless solution is ready to meet both the current and future needs of providers such as NTT DOCOMO.'
Ixia has a proven track record in providing converged IP performance test systems and service verification platforms for wireless and wired infrastructures and services. Earlier this month, TMCnet reported that Ixia and Rohde & Schwarz jointly carried out LTE network quality testing at the Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona

Divya Narain is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Divya’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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