|[February 26, 2013]
New Ixia Solution Provides Unprecedented Visibility Into Rapidly Growing 4G LTE Networks
BARCELONA, Spain --(Business Wire)--
Demonstrating continued market innovation, Ixia
(Nasdaq: XXIA) introduced a breakthrough category of products that
deliver a highly scalable network visibility solution to help mobile
carriers better understand their rapidly growing 4G LTE (News - Alert) networks. The Ixia
Anue GTP Session Controller enables mobile carriers to gain better
insight and control over individual user sessions in order to increase
customers' quality of experience.
Decades after the creation of mobile phones, today's mobile networks are
constrained by unmitigated complexity due the encapsulation of each
individual user's mobile sessions - including voice, data and video.
Additionally, with mobile data growth and the fact that a session often
moves through multiple towers before completion, mobile carriers have
not had a way to truly visualize and control individual sessions. Ixia (News - Alert)
understood this roadblock to success and created the Anue GSC to provide
visibility for mobile carriers - ultimately providing a better
quality of experience for customers.
News Highlights: Ixia Anue GSC enables unprecedented visibility and
Wth the current rates of data growth and the ever-increasing mobility
of users, mobile carriers require drastically increased visibility into
their networks as well as a way to view and piece together data coming
from multiple towers. With the Anue GSC, Ixia unlocks scalability of and visibility
into 4G LTE networks by providing:
GTP-session awareness - Offloads GTP session correlation from
monitoring tools while keeping GTP sessions together across multiple
probes. The Anue GSC understands GTP protocol and can deliver all
packets from a single subscriber to a single tool as well as send
GTP-session and non-GTP, non-session traffic to different pools of
A scalable load balancing solution - Offers a flexible
load-balancing solution with room for future growth. It distributes
millions of subscriber sessions to tools in a 32-port configuration,
doubling the number of ports for twice the performance in a 2RU
Carrier-grade robustness - Delivers uninterrupted control in
demanding telecommunication environments and is NEBS Level 1
certified, including high-availability features such as redundant
management ports, power supplies and fan trays.
"Mobile operators need actionable information for each session
associated with each subscriber, but a major issue for current network
monitoring tools is that correlating sessions from 4G LTE networks in
real time is very difficult and resource-intensive," said Iain Gillott,
founder and president of iGR. "With a solution in place like the Ixia
Anue GSC, the session correlation is offloaded from the network
monitoring tools, which frees them up to focus on network monitoring
tasks and scaling the network as traffic continues to grow. The network
managers are therefore able to deliver the information needed to the
operator's business management tools, cost-effectively and efficiently."
"Today's mobile users expect a stellar quality of experience, and to
compete effectively, mobile carriers require better visibility into and
control over their networks," said Alex Pepe, senior vice president and
general manager for Ixia Network Visibility Solutions (News - Alert). "We understand
these challenges and designed a solution to resolve them by giving
mobile carriers the information they need to ensure quality of
experience and service for their customers."
To learn more about the Ixia
Anue GSC, visit Ixia at Hall 6, Stand 6C91, at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert)
currently taking place in Barcelona, Spain.
From the lab to the network to the cloud, Ixia solutions optimize
networks and data centers to accelerate, secure and scale the delivery
of applications and services. Ixia delivers the industry's only solution
with complete visibility into critical network, data center,
applications and services. Ixia provides actionable insight for
enterprises, service providers, government agencies and equipment
manufacturers with solutions that test, assess and optimize networks.
Ixia solutions use predictive data to accelerate and secure application
delivery, giving customers the confidence to know their business network
is engineered to be understandable, dynamic and resilient.
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