MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Instruments, 18-year Internet Protocol (IP) experts providing solutions to 70 percent of the Global Fortune 100, today announced the addition of comprehensive LTE support in the latest version of its Observer performance management platform. The platform provides end-to-end visibility for tracking the flow of control and data services across high-speed LTE networks. This gives mobile carriers shifting to IP-based networks, complete visibility and dedicated metrics across all points of their LTE infrastructure – from the tower to the core to help ensure rapid resolution, capacity planning and subscriber satisfaction.
"For many years, large mobile customers have relied on our network performance management solutions for monitoring their business operations," said Douglas Smith, co-founder and president of Network Instruments. "As they shift to LTE, we can now offer long-established IP expertise and in-depth analytics to the backhaul side of their operations. Providing the largest and fastest capture and analytics technology available, we can help to ensure their highest revenue-generating services are delivered successfully."
Analyzing Petabytes for Rapid Resolution and Capacity Planning
As mobile carriers migrate to high-speed, next-generation communication networks, they require packet-based monitoring to ensure communication delivery and quality. As the first independently-verified retrospective analysis appliance capable of streaming and analyzing 10 Gb links at wire-speed without dropping a packet, GigaStor™ provides carriers with visibility and understanding of how the flow of both data and service content is occurring on their LTE networks. The company's internally-developed capture and storage technology ensures no packets are dropped even in the highest-capacity network environment.
"As carriers ramp up implementation and use of 10 Gb or 40 Gb, they can rely on our purpose-built capture and analysis technology for quick troubleshooting or evaluating long-term user demand," said Charles Thompson, director of product strategy for Network Instruments. "With its ability to store petabytes of packets and trending data, GigaStor helps with every aspect of managing and optimizing LTE performance. With our scalable hardware, mobile providers can increase their storage and monitoring in the field as subscriber traffic volumes grow."
Immediate LTE Subscriber and Session Details
"Carriers using Observer obtain immediate clarity for quick resolution of issues," said Thompson. "Whether dealing with an authentication issue or degraded performance, engineers need to understand where and when the failure is occurring. With this platform they can confirm and navigate to the source of any problem."
The Observer platform provides end-to-end views of LTE performance from a high level across the network, and seamlessly navigates to specific subscriber, session, link and component details. With side-by-side views of control and delivery planes, teams can understand the linkage between the signaling and subsequent sessions and immediately identify where breakage is occurring.
About Network Instruments
Established in 1994, Network Instruments is an industry leader in application and network management. It provides products that optimize performance and speed problem resolution, helping ensure delivery of critical applications for businesses worldwide. Network Instruments delivers these benefits through a seamlessly integrated line of software and hardware systems that are precision engineered for exact network monitoring and analysis. For more information, visit www.networkinstruments.com.
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