Spirent debuts VoLTE test solution
CS8 Mobile Device Tester is designed to provide a pre-packaged and customisable test solution to the market
Wireless testing network device and service provider Spirent Communications has announced the integration of its field-based Nomad HD solution with its CS8 Mobile Device Tester and 8100 Mobile Device Test System to assess VoLTE call performance and voice quality in the lab.
Spirent's CS8 Mobile Device Tester is designed to provide a pre-packaged and customisable test solution for both protocol conformance and service performance. The CS8's test capability is targeted for R&D labs, but it also forms the heart of Spirent's 8100 Mobile Device Test Solution.
The CS8 Mobile Device Tester is designed to provide an integrated test solution designed to be capable of fully quantifying the end-user Quality of Experience (QoE) and testing with realistic scenarios prior to commercial deployment. The solution is backed by years of voice quality measurement expertise in live networks from Metrico, a market-leading company acquired by Spirent in 2012.
"VoLTE is differentiated from over-the-top VoIP services by its ability to guarantee end-user QoE, rather than rely on best-effort delivery," said Spirent's vice president of Wireless, Nigel Wright. "Nomad HD is already a leader in testing the voice quality and call performance of VoLTE and other HD Voice services on live networks. Integrating it with our lab-based mobile device test solutions, with their powerful network emulation capabilities, puts us in a unique position to help carriers and device manufacturers to achieve QoE objectives and ensure subscribers of VoLTE services are satisfied."
According to Spirent, a critical step in a successful VoLTE deployment is testing early in the device design and development cycle.
Now carriers and mobile device suppliers can apply the same voice quality measurement system in live networks as well as in the lab to ensure subscriber satisfaction with VoLTE services, utilising the CS8 test device.