Spirent Communications selects Epitiro technology for testing network quality

May 23, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Epitiro has announced that its technology will be supplied to Spirent Communications to be incorporated into Spirent Test Center Live to provide IP network performance measurements from mobile smartphones and fixed line computers.

New mesh-testing capability will provide both telecoms operators and global enterprises with a scalable, flexible service assurance solution for complex networks.

"Epitiro is a pioneer in Quality of Experience measurement technology that is used by the BBC, Ofcom and major operators," said Gavin Johns, CEO, Epitiro. "By incorporating our unique edge-based measurement technology and mesh testing capability, Spirent will be able to provide end-to-end service assurance solutions for ISPs, MNOs and global enterprises."

With the ability to measure quality from the smartphone or computer, fixed and mobile operators will be alerted to subscriber-affecting issues early. Global companies that depend on third-party communications to link offices will now have continuous quality information to manage SLAs. The on-line interface is comprised of interactive maps and charts that reveal issues and provide a means of drilling down to the root causes affecting service assurance.

The measurement technology includes analysis of key performance indicators such as speed, latency and packet loss in addition to analysis of applications such as voice, video and popular websites including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and others.