Empirix supports traffic analysis across 5G non-stand-alone architectures

Empirix Inc., a premier global provider of voice and data service assurance solutions, has announced the ability to monitor 5G user and control plane traffic in accordance with 3GPP Release 15 Non-Stand-Alone (NSA) Architecture options 3/3a/3x, the company said.

Entrusted to monitor and troubleshoot some of the world´s largest networks, Empirix´s service assurance platform, Diagnostix, formerly known as E-XMS, is capable of monitoring both hybrid and pure cloud-native 5G networks. This puts Empirix in a unique position to support communication service providers who have identified a migration path for their networks to 5G.

3GPP option 3x is emerging as the preferred choice for service providers who want to leverage previous-generation LTE networks. Largely based on the introduction of 5G Radio Access, this standard allows mobile providers to enhance both Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) for their customers by integrating LTE core networks with non-standalone 5G radio systems. While appealing, this progressive approach creates blind spots and limits visibility across both core and cloud networks.

The Empirix Diagnostix solution provides operators with end-to-end visibility into traffic and network performance across 5G networks, legacy networks and services.

Empirix is the recognized provider of end-to-end network performance visibility with the unique ability to analyze customer behaviors by application in real time.