Spirent launches Landslide Wi-Fi Offload Gateway testing solution for MSOs

Telecom Lead America: Spirent Communications has launched its Landslide Wi-Fi Offload Gateway testing solution for Multi-System Operators (MSOs).

The test and measurement solutions provider claims that these Gateways handle offloading of data from sources such as mobile video, as well as traditional services such as voice calling and SMS, from a 3G/4G/LTE network to Wi-Fi for transport over cable networks.

MSOs will benefit as they are keen to maximize the revenue surge from mobile data traffic and the smartphone/tablet revolution. MSOs are also trying to maintain quality of experience level for end users. Testing can aid in the design and building of Wi-Fi offload systems.

Spirent Landslide has the support of over 30,000 Wi-Fi access points and data from millions of subscribers over them. Spirent Landslide claims that it is able to identify capacity limits and verify application performance while under mobility scenarios such as hand-offs.

“The testing of Wi-Fi offloading services that can serve the needs of millions of consumer and business users requires a robust platform,” said Ross Cassan, director of product marketing, service provider solutions at Spirent.

“Spirent has been supporting MSOs directly and through support of CableLabs as they built out their DOCSIS broadband networks. Now we are combining this experience with our leadership in mobile networking to help MSOs extend their networks’ capability to support the increasing data demands of users,” Cassan added.

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