Tektronix solutions for transition to LTE Networks

Tektronix Communications addresses operator challenges for global operators as they deploy and launch LTE networks
According to a recent Heavy Reading study, operators are focused on conformance to industry standards, Quality of Service (QoS), and ensuring interworking between new and existing 2G/3G technologies.

“Operators deploying LTE networks consistently identify interworking with the existing 2G/3G RAN, backhaul, and core, environments as one of the primary challenges as they look to design networks that are efficient to deploy and operate,” said Gabriel Brown, senior analyst, Heavy Reading. “In the Evolved Packet Core, for example, our last operator survey showed that integration and handover with 2G/3G packet-switch core, interworking, and implementation of QoS, are viewed as the three most challenging aspects of deployment.”
A complex network

LTE is a more complex network and its dynamics pose a challenge to service providers to deliver and assure an end-to-end QoS experience. With LTE initially being deployed alongside many 2G/3G technologies, managing QoS and customer expectations across common applications during handoffs between 3G and 4G networks becomes an even greater challenge. Also, with the need for end-to-end network QoS well-established in the IP core network, LTE as a new mobile access/core technology must deliver on its own promise of quality.

“With the transition to LTE networks, operators require Network and Service Assurance and Customer Experience Management tools to deliver and ensure quality mobile broadband service for all customers,” said Lyn Cantor, president, Tektronix Communications. “Our best-in-class, comprehensive solutions, which have been deployed by major Tier 1 operators globally, support multiple technologies allowing operators to manage and optimize their network from the customer perspective, providing them the opportunity to proactively build enhanced loyalty, strengthen their brand and meet their return on investment goals.”

Tektronix Communications also supports commercial readiness by delivering proven solutions that deliver real-time rich subscriber and service intelligence into OSS/BSS systems so that they can effectively leverage their investment by monetizing the pipe to accelerate revenue from LTE. Additionally, Tektronix Communications’ Network and Service Assurance and Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions help operators track subscriber behavior and usage to assure all services are delivered properly, especially at times when there are rapid, unpredictable changes in use, ultimately allowing operators to ensure minimal revenue leakage and maximize return on investment.
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