Netherlands’ Largest Cable Operator Selects Spirent to Validate Service Availability and Backbone Performance
Oct 20, 2010
Spirent’s Performance and Diagnostic Test Solution Enables Ziggo to Address Operational Service Availability, Quality Issues
New Orleans, LA. – October 20, 2010 – Ziggo, The Netherlands’ largest cable operator, selected Spirent Communications to help monitor network performance and SLA conformance. Spirent’s comprehensive solution for active and passive testing enables Ziggo to validate service availability and Ethernet backbone performance.
Ziggo is using Spirent TestCenter Live for simultaneous on-demand testing and proactive, continuous performance monitoring through a single probe. Other solutions require multiple probes, multiple vendors or multiple operations support systems to achieve the same visibility Spirent TestCenter Live delivers. With Spirent’s approach, service providers benefit from a reduction in the total cost of ownership, and continued operational efficiency over the service lifecycle.
“As operators continue to seek ways to meet the demand for services supported by an Ethernet network, Spirent remains the choice worldwide for helping service providers of all sizes address the challenges associated with the rollout and upkeep of such networks,” said John Cunningham, vice president of Service Assurance at Spirent. “Furnishing cable operators as well as telecommunications service providers with the ability to automate testing procedures allow these organizations perform more tests without relying on expensive human intervention, and provide better analysis to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.”
The probe, with support for test and diagnostics as well as performance monitoring, has been specifically designed to maximize cost efficiencies across multiple user groups and serve the testing and monitoring requirements of cable operators as well as telecommunications service providers. Spirent TestCenter Live reduces technician dispatches and enables the proliferation of Ethernet backhaul circuits without an equivalent increase in staffing.
To learn more about testing Ethernet networks and addressing operational issues and bottlenecks visit http://www.spirent.com/Broadband/EthernetSvcsOnLiveNetworks.aspx.
Ziggo is a nationwide provider of media and communications. Ziggo serves approximately 3.1 million households, 1.5 million broadband Internet customers, 1.7 million digital TV customers and 1 million phone subscribers. The retail and wholesale markets make use of our products and services such as telephony, data communication and electronic payment options. Its footprint - with strong regional bases - stretches across the Netherlands. For more information visit www.ziggo.com.