LTE RAN Test
Higher Quality to Meet Higher Expectations
Mobile traffic volumes continue to grow exponentially along with subscriber expectations for a high-quality experience. To profit from surging demand, mobile operators worldwide need to roll out high-quality, differentiated services faster than ever before.
LTE radio access networks (RANs) achieve next-generation performance goals but significantly increase complexity with many new network components, multi-vendor environments, and the emergence of heterogeneous networks (HetNets). These challenges and other unknowns must be overcome in order for VoLTE and other rich communications services (RCS) to be successful.
Since you can’t afford to rely on “best case” performance data, evolving best practices call for proactive validation of new devices, network configurations, and services against realistic live-network scenarios—at scale and under high-stress conditions. New designs and deployments must be subjected to a wide array of mobile applications and subscriber behavior in the lab, and their performance optimized as live networks scale in size and complexity.
The Ixia Solution
Ixia LTE test solutions equip you to evaluate the subscriber experience in the face of mobility, system overload, and even failure on a large scale. Using proven systems and methodologies, the complexities of wireless network performance and security can be fully replicated in the lab to optimize functionality, resiliency, and scalability.
IxLoad Wireless is used to isolate, emulate and assess:
- All aspects of eNodeB base station capacity and performance
- Scalability to hundreds of simulated UEs (smartphones and tablets)
- Application-layer performance
- Complex LTE handover scenarios
- End-to-end service quality
From functional testing during design to the ongoing optimization of premium services, Ixia provides comprehensive modeling of subscribers, applications, Quality of Service (QoS) policies, security threats, and mobility. The only single-vendor solution delivering “lab to live” LTE test coverage, our industry-leading realism and scalability measure the quality of the user experience (QoE) for an increasingly complex mix of mobile services—web browsing, video downloads, file transfers, HD voice calls, and the like.