Spirent’s Landslide EDGE and CORE Solution Gives Operators Powerful Real-time Testing Capabilities in the Live Network
Barcelona – February 23, 2016 – Spirent Communications, the leader in networks, services and device testing, and Jolata, an emerging provider of analytics for network performance, today announced a complete end-to-end testing and performance optimization solution which brings together Spirent Landslide™ EDGE and CORE and Jolata’s TruFlow Analytics.
This new solution, the result of the two companies' collaboration, will enable mobile operators to not only control and manage mobile network traffic, but also to leverage big data analytics to monitor and visualize in precise detail and in real-time. Spirent’s Landslide EDGE and CORE solutions enable end-to-end service validation and availability along with fault isolation in the backhaul and EPC networks. Jolata’s TruFlow Analytics add unprecedented network visibility by monitoring up to every packet/flow in the network for point and segment metrics across multiple observation points.
Incidents of network outages and service degradations are costing mobile operators around US$20 billion each year, a significant increase over the estimated $15 billion cost in 2013. Network outages and service degradations part of the reality of operating a mobile network. With the total number of mobile connections now exceeding the world’s human population, this is hardly surprising.1
Combining Jolata support with Landslide enables accurate detection of any packet loss, jitter, delay and latency issues, with multipoint end-to-end segmented vision in real time. Operators will be able to dramatically reduce the time (potentially to minutes) to isolate the exact location of issues deep within the network in precise detail, down to device, port or even flow level. Jolata’s capabilities go beyond just point metrics to also include “segment-by-segment” and transactional metrics and can also play a major role in helping mobile operators to successfully deploy or optimize new services such as VoLTE, VoWi-Fi and SDN/NFV.
“It’s clear that today’s operators are struggling to accurately and fairly measure exactly what’s going on in their networks,” said John Loiacono, Jolata CEO. “If you can’t see a problem, you can’t properly diagnose it. Leveraging big data analytics to see – with precision, in real-time, across any brand of equipment and across an entire network – creates the opportunity to enable new services and new revenue for an operator. When combined with the powerful feature set of Spirent’s Landslide EDGE and CORE, it forms a compelling, end-to-end performance monitoring solution.”
The combined Landslide Edge/Jolata Meters can test and emulate RAN, Backhaul, Mobile Core, Wi-Fi Core and IMS. Generating end-to-end subscriber traffic and modeling complex call flows for active testing while measuring link degradation and identify capacity bottlenecks enables real-time validation of service assurance and correlate metrics that impact end user quality of experience.
“A high-latency issue may have different root causes inside or outside the network and, depending on the cause, its impact will vary across applications. LTE networks are more sensitive to dropped packets. To detect and resolve these issues operators need new tools and techniques for determining latency, jitter and packet loss, which this combination of Joalta with Landside EDGE and CORE uniquely equips use to provide.” Said John Baker, GM of the Spirent Mobility Infrastructure Business Unit. For more information on Spirent Landslide visit: http://www.spirent.com/Products/Landslide
For more information stop by the Spirent stand, Hall 6, Booth 6J37 during Mobile World Congress 2016, February 22 – 26 in Barcelona, Spain.
1Source: Heavy Reading - http://www.spirent.com/Assets/WP/WP_Mobile-Network-Outages-Service-Degradations
Jolata empowers network operators with high-precision, real-time network performance analytics that monitor up to every single packet to pinpoint the sources of performance degradation on any network. Jolata’s platform provides a complete enterprise-class network monitoring solution that uniquely addresses next-generation networking infrastructure requirements and challenges of virtualization, scalability and performance. For more information, please visit: jolata.com