|[April 24, 2012]
Spirent Advances Testing of Mobile Backhaul Networks for 4G/LTE Deployments
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Communications plc (LSE: SPT), the leading provider of test
solutions for communications networks, device and services, today
announced new functionality on the Spirent
Anue 3500 to advance mobile backhaul and carrier Ethernet
performance testing. With the addition of new timing, synchronization
and time of day accuracy testing, service providers and equipment
manufacturers are better prepared to validate the mobile backhaul
networks deployed to support the new 4G/LTE (News - Alert) services.
An important aspect on ensuring seamless subscriber quality of
experience on 4G/LTE networks is validating standards such as IEEE (News - Alert)
1588/PTPv2, used to deliver accurate synchronization including time of
day services to the mobile network. Spirent Anue 3500 is the firs
solution to provide comprehensive testing of 1588/PTPv2 enabled devices,
with the ability to analyze both frequency and time of day accuracy
under real-world impairment scenarios. In addition, the solution enables
advanced testing of Boundary Clocks.
"LTE service quality is severely impacted by poor timing and
synchronization of wireless networks causing channel interference,
reduced call quality and network capacity," said Jeff Schmitz, vice
president, Network & Applications group at of Spirent (News - Alert) Communications.
"Spirent Anue 3500 combined with Spirent's LTE and mobile backhaul
testing solutions can ensure service providers as well as network
equipment vendors are able to deliver high performance solutions
designed to meet the demanding needs of today's mobile subscribers."
The Spirent Anue 3500 offers a number of new capabilities designed to
simplify network testing, including:
Time of day accuracy and frequency stability testing
Full real-time measurement and analysis with automatic pass / fail
Higher Ethernet test port counts for greater use-case flexibility
For more information on testing mobile backhaul networks, visit http://www.spirent.com/Networks-and-Applications/Mobile_backhaul.
About Spirent Communications (News - Alert) plc
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test &
measurement, offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data
centers, cloud computing environments, high speed Ethernet networks and
services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and
global navigation satellite systems. For more information, visit http://www.spirent.com/about-us/News_Room/About_Spirent_Communications_plc.aspx.
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