Ixia to deliver visibility into subscriber traffic for mobile operators

Ixia, a provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, has extended the capabilities of CloudLensâ„¢ Private, Ixia´s integrated cloud visibility platform, with Ixia´s MobileStackâ„¢ features, the company said.

This new software solution delivers visibility into subscriber traffic which enables mobile operators to assure the Quality of Service (QoS) for critical Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and data services in software defined (SDN) and traditional networks.

In 2016, global mobile data traffic increased 63 percent1, which can significantly impact a carrier´s ability to ensure QoS, a key differentiator that allows mobile operators to gain and retain subscribers. Carriers monitor QoS with specialized monitoring probes. However, with increasing traffic, these probes are challenged to track individual subscriber data, resulting in potential blind spots.

To address this challenge, Ixia has added MobileStack capabilities to CloudLens Private, which enables mobile operators to cost-effectively manage QoS for their subscribers by eliminating potential blind spots, by helping to ensure that all subscriber traffic from physical and virtual networks are delivered to QoS monitoring probes.

The capabilities of Ixia´s MobileStack application were initially offered as part of the company´s GTP Session Controllerâ„¢ (GSC), which was the first physical solution to provide subscriber-aware visibility. GSC, currently deployed at mobile operators around the world, including a large US carrier, is capable of handling hundreds of Gigabits per second of throughput and tens of millions of subscribers.

Ixia, now part of Keysight Technologies, provides testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen networks and cloud environments for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks and cloud environments.

Keysight Technologies is a technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise, and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost.