Telecom Lead America: Network test and service assurance
solutions provider Tektronix said that the company is assisting operators to
transit to next generation networks with the enhanced Spectra2 core network
Mobile operators which are upgrading network technologies
to LTE, IMS and IP, are keen to ensure the end-to-end quality of network and
services. Equipment manufacturers and operators need to characterize and test
their networks, subsystems and new network elements to ensure that they are
operating within specification under loaded conditions.
“As operators transition from legacy TDM to all-IP
networks, innovative solutions are required that can bridge both legacy and
next-generation technology domains to ensure a smooth transition for the
operator and their customers,” said Chris Buhlmann, vice president and
general manager, Core Test Business, Tektronix Communications.
Release 8.0 for the Spectra2 will provide equipment
manufacturers and network operators with exceptional performance with
flexibility to characterize and test their legacy and next-generation network
elements and sub-systems.
This is important given the increasing complexity and
functionality of network components that are being designed for use in
multi-vendor and multi-protocol environments, hence accelerating the need for a
high-performance functional and load test system that allows engineers to more
accurately test and optimize their components under real-world conditions
before they move to production, where errors are considerably more expensive to
“As network data continues to explode, network
components are becoming functionally more complex, and having to operate in
environments that involve multiple technologies, vendors and standards. Because
of this, niche solutions are quickly becoming obsolete,” said Olga
Yashkova, test and measurement practice manager at Frost & Sullivan.
“Test and design engineers responsible for deploying
new elements in today’s environments, require load test solutions such as the
Spectra2 8.0 release that can cover the breadth of legacy and next-generation
technologies required, in addition to offering both high-performance and
flexibility from a single vendor in order to design, test and deploy network
elements faster and more efficiently than in the past,” Yashkova added.