Ixia eyes mobile operators for visibility solution

Staff writer
14 Jun 2017

Ixiasaid the company has extended the capabilities of CloudLens Private, Ixia’s integrated cloud visibility platform, with Ixia’s MobileStack features.

This new software solution delivers visibility into subscriber traffic which enables mobile operators to assure the quality of service for critical Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and data services in software defined (SDN) and traditional networks, the company reported.

In 2016, global mobile data traffic increased 63%, which can significantly impact a carrier’s ability to ensure QoS, a key differentiator that allows mobile operators to gain and retain subscribers. Carriers monitor QoS with specialized monitoring probes.

However, with increasing traffic, these probes are challenged to track individual subscriber data, resulting in potential blind spots.

To address this challenge, Ixia has added MobileStack capabilities to CloudLens Private, which enables mobile operators to cost-effectively manage QoS for their subscribers.

The capabilities of Ixia’s MobileStack application were initially offered as part of the company’s GTP Session Controller (GSC), which was the first physical solution to provide subscriber-aware visibility.

GSC, currently deployed at mobile operators around the world, including a large US carrier, is capable of handling hundreds of Gigabits per second of throughput and tens of millions of subscribers.

Mobile operators must constantly monitor their network to ensure subscriber quality of experience. CloudLens Private with MobileStack delivers subscriber-aware end-to-end visibility across the mobile core network to improve mean time to repair (MTTR) by helping identify and pinpoint problems.

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