Spirent acquires ‘Wi-Fi Experience Monitoring’ specialist Epitiro

January 07, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Spirent Communications has announced that it has acquired Epitiro (Cardiff, UK), described as a pioneer in the rapidly growing Wi-Fi experience monitoring market. The acquisition of Epitiro by Spirent builds on the success of a strategic partnership over several experience monitoring system deployments. The acqisition, says Spirent, extend its Proactive Service Assurance Suite.

Spirent expands on its view of the sector; “Service providers and large enterprises increasingly rely on Wi-Fi to provide users with high-quality voice, video and data services and access to business-critical applications. Unfortunately, the complexity of Wi-Fi and its dynamic interaction with LTE and other mobile technologies often leaves providers and enterprises blind to the actual end user experience.

Epitiro’s web-based platform provides continuous visibility of the end-user experience by proactively performing tests that emulate realistic user activities. Key metrics include availability of Wi-Fi connectivity, file transfer and web browsing speed, availability and performance of social media applications like Facebook and much more. Epitiro’s compact, rugged probes may be deployed in office buildings, factories, stadiums and other mobility locations providing real-time insight into the availability and experience of services.

Spirent’s service assurance suite enables providers to proactively identify problems, often before they impact the customer experience. The suite consists of four product lines: Device and End-to-End, Network, In-Home, and Mobility. Each product line uses a patented set of proactive test technologies to assure the quality of devices and services before launch and during live operation. Epitiro’s solutions are now part of the newly-formed Mobility product line with a focus on assuring the experience of Wi-Fi and LTE services in mobility locations.

Epitiro and Spirent; www.spirent.com/Solutions/Service-Assurance