Tektronix Communications has unveiled LTE monitoring offering for evolved packet core (EPC) networks based upon the Iris suite of products, which includes the GeoProbe G10, a new 10GE probe; three new analyser applications; and a common platform that provides a single, integrated framework for current and future applications.
The company claims that the LTE EPC offering provides trouble-shooting capability for operators deploying LTE networks and supports operators migrating from both the 3GPP (GSM/UMTS) and 3GPP2 (CDMA) technologies. It also incorporates GeoProbe G10 probe, which provides a means to reduce backhaul traffic over IT-infrastructure (WAN/LAN).
According to Tektronix, the new offering provides mobile operators with a tool set that collects signaling and media data from the network, correlates the data across the network, and provides analysis tools for network monitoring and troubleshooting. In addition, it complements the company’s portfolio of LTE test offerings which includes the K2Air and NSA.
Mark Driedger, vice president and general manager of network management at Tektronix Communications, said: Tektronix Communications’ LTE EPC monitoring solution provides operators with a scalable, end-to-end monitoring solution that can grow as their network expands or as new technologies or enhancements become available.
“In addition, our solution supports multiple 2G/3G/4G technologies and interfaces, so operators who are planning to roll-out LTE alongside their existing legacy networks will be able to leverage many of the same tools and workflows to ensure that their network and services are running smoothly and profitably.