Shenick Network Systems announced that it is working with mobile service providers (SPs) and network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to test quality of experience (QoE) of 4G networks for next generation services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and streaming video. Shenick’s diversifEye tests 4G networks for next generation VoLTE, IP video and other data services over both regular and secure mobile VPN’s such as SSL and IPsec; right down to each individual application flow. Shenick will showcase this solution at CTIA at the Enterprise Ireland Pavilion, Hall F, Booth #5343.
“High bandwidth LTE deployments carrying VoLTE calls, streaming video and data services, together with increased demand for secure enterprise VPN connections pushes the LTE network to its limits. In all of this, there are serious considerations for quality, scale, performance and integration,” says Robert Winters, chief marketing officer at Shenick Network Systems. “Shenick is helping SP’s and NEM’s to address the real quality challenge in moving mobile voice services from what used to be dedicated voice handling infrastructure to VoLTE which utilizes the shared medium of IP with bandwidth hungry video and data applications.”
Delivering high quality VoLTE presents challenges to carriers and NEMs. With VoLTE, which combines a high level of security with IMS services and SIP-based voice over IP (VoIP), IP-driven networks are pushed to the limit where resources must be shared. As voice calls continue to remain the key revenue generator, service providers benefit from diversifEye because they can ensure quality of experience for each and every VoLTE call. diversifEye can also stress test mobile VPNs to breaking point by scaling to tens of Gigabits-per-second of stateful traffic, pinpointing potential issues all the way down to each network, application and end-user flow on physical and virtualized networks. diversifEye also enables carriers to identify 4G performance bottlenecks and fully understand end user QoE limitations particularly for new voice, video and data services coming on to the market.