JDSU PacketPortal Gives Real-Time Access to Network Data

By Telecom Lead Team: Test and measurement major JDSU announced the launch of PacketPortal,
which helps communications service providers (CSPs) get real-time access to
critical network data.

PacketPortal is a Smart Network Application Platform
(SNAP); it uses microprobe technology that can gather network intelligence
ubiquitously, helping CSPs deliver high-quality subscriber experience.  In this competitive scenario, PacketPortal
introduces a new way to drive revenue and build customer loyalty, according to

Growing in tandem with the market demand — analysts predict
the number of connected devices could grow to 50 billion by 2020— JDSU has
come out with a solution that can minimize dropped calls, download delays and
slow streaming video,” according to David Heard, president of JDSU’s Communications Test and
Measurement business segment.

PacketPortal uses intelligent microprobes that are easily
embedded in existing routers, switches and other network elements without
increasing footprint or power consumption. These microprobes are
auto-discovered and registered with the PacketPortal software platform,
securely providing network intelligence for the service provider’s application
environment.  The first generation of PacketPortal captures network
data from optical transceivers about the size of a USB memory stick.

PacketPortal cost-effectively provides service providers
with remote visibility all the way to the network edge — where it is
needed most — and uses an innovative cloud-based approach to separate
data collection and filtering from management and analysis.

“Our vision is to expand the number of
PacketPortal-enabled devices, eliminating blind spots across the network and
providing service providers with the intelligence needed for profitable growth
and a consistent, high-quality end user experience,” Heard added.

Several major network equipment manufacturers are engaged in
the PacketPortal certification process and more than ten service providers are
in active field trials.

Initially PacketPortal consists of five customer experience
management applications, including those for 4G/LTE, triple-play and
consumer content analysis.

Cross selects JDSU to improve 10G, 40G and 100G networks quality

Earlier this year, JDSU announced that Southern Cross Cable
Network selected JDSU’s T-BERD/MTS-8000 V2 40 G/100 G Transport Module to help
ensure the non-interrupted delivery of high-bandwidth services over its
submarine, trans-Pacific cable infrastructure.

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