DWTC wireless network gets tested

GITEX Technology Week visitors can rest assured that the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) Wi-Fi network will be able to cope with heavy usage, thanks to networking testing specialists Ixia.

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DWTC wireless network gets tested DWTC has road tested the GITEX wireless network ahead of the show.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 10, 2011

GITEX Technology Week visitors can rest assured that the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) Wi-Fi network will be able to cope with heavy usage, thanks to networking testing specialists Ixia. The company worked closely with DWTC, the organiser, to carry out extensive assessments and testing of the DWTC’s new 802.11n Wi-Fi network, ahead of deployment.

With more mobile devices in use, testing of wireless networks has moved beyond simply checking signal availability, to ensure that networks can cope with peak loads, deliver quality of service and traffic management.The network serves the whole facility of one million square feet, with over 1.4 million visitors per year.

Ixia used its Next-Gen Site to perform multiple pre-deployment assessments that validated traffic handling and coverage capabilities using its award-winning IxNetwork and IxLoad testing applications along with IxVeriWave. Using Ixia’s portfolio of complete-end-to-end testing solutions, DWTC was able to test and verify the interoperability, function and performance of controllers to host the expected volume of users and traffic across different access devices and different usage patterns. “In large public venues such as stadiums, concert halls, conference centers, and trade fairs, the number of smart phones and other handheld devices that are in use at any given time within a defined space create some of the most demanding scenarios for 802.11n deployments. With nearly 50% of the population carrying and using connected devices, testing must go beyond a simple site survey in order to determine true capacity of the network,” says Wesam Lootah, VP of IT, DWTC.

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