IneoQuest Embraces Industry Shift to Virtualized Networks

Video Quality Pioneer Successfully Completes Industry's First NFV Interoperability Test

15 Dec, 2015, 09:00 ET from IneoQuest Technologies

MANSFIELD, Mass., Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IneoQuest Technologies, the global leader in video quality and service assurance solutions, today announced its successful participation in the first Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Interoperability test conducted by the New IP Agency (NIA), Light Reading and EANTC. IneoQuest was the sole analytics and service assurance vendor to participate in this watershed event, marking a major step in the evolution of marketable multi-vendor NFV solutions. The interoperability test represents the culmination of IneoQuest's multi-year research and development focus on solutions which will meet the evolving needs of network operators.

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With the advent of new internet-based video distribution models, and the shift of viewers from traditional linear TV to VoD and OTT content, operators require a highly flexible network architecture that can meet the needs of both traditional and online viewing, where viewers can rapidly shift from one screen to another – or use both simultaneously – depending on the content. NFV initiatives promise to offer the ability to set up and tear down network resources based on real time demand. As important as the ability to dynamically allocate network resources is, the real-time intelligence to know where resources are strained and what new resources are required will be critical to successful NFV deployment. IneoQuest recognizes this need, and has been developing the virtualized analytics tools to meet it.

During the course of these tests, IneoQuest demonstrated interoperability between a Network Function Virtualized infrastructure (NFVi) element and virtualized Network Function (VNF) versions of its award-winning video quality solutions. This result was achieved in part due to IneoQuest's collaboration with leading equipment providers to validate solution support for industry leading virtualization platforms. As part of these collaboration initiatives, IneoQuest also pioneered multiple proof-of-concept activities with Intel as part of the Intel® Network Builders initiative. The emerging virtualized solutions have been extensively tested against various Intel-based blade and server platforms.

"When Light Reading sent out the invitation for this interoperability test, we jumped at the opportunity to show what we have been doing in support of NFV evolution," said Calvin Harrison, CEO of IneoQuest. "We could not be more pleased at the results of the testing, which further validates that we are on the right path to provide the pervasive video analytics that will form the essential real-time video feedback loop needed for the future of NFV and SDN video deployments."

Detailed information on test methodologies and findings can be found on Light Reading.

Further details regarding IneoQuest's virtualized solutions will be announced in the first quarter of 2016.

About IneoQuest Technologies

IneoQuest provides the world's leading media companies and service providers the critical insight needed to keep viewers engaged on any device, across any network. Recognized as an industry leader and innovator by Deloitte, Red Herring, Inc., Frost & Sullivan, and others, IneoQuest's patented solutions continue to set the standard for measuring video quality and viewer behavior. To learn more about how IneoQuest is redefining the video experience, visit www.ineoquest.com.

About EANTC

EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center) is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading independent test centers for telecommunication technologies. Based in Berlin, Germany, the company offers vendor-neutral consultancy and realistic, reproducible high-quality testing services since 1991.  Customers include leading network equipment manufacturers, Tier 1 service providers, large enterprises and governments worldwide.  EANTC's proof of concept, acceptance tests and network audits cover established and next-generation fixed and mobile network technologies. http://www.eantc.de

About Light Reading
Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 400,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile and wireline executives across five continents.

About NIA

The New IP Agency (NIA) (www.newipagency.com) is a not-for-profit independent initiative providing information, education, analysis, community services and testing to support and accelerate the development of a global economy based on open, advanced, virtualized IP networks.

Company or product names mentioned in this release are trademarks of their respective companies.

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