JDSU unveils enhanced signalling analyser for LTE

JDSU has introduced new high performance LTE network diagnostic and analysis capabilities for its Signalling Analyser Real Time (SART) LTE test solution.

SART now increases data processing ten-fold with end to end visibility and is designed to address the huge growth in traffic on all-IP LTE networks. The SART LTE enhancements, which include intelligent packet processing architecture, 6 Gbps streaming, and capture and analysis on 10 Gigabit Ethernet data links, preserve valuable real time to results, and drastically reduce the cost of monitoring multiple networks.

“JDSU continues its track record of innovation with a whole new intelligent architecture for our SART solution that will help customers fully leverage all-IP technology,” said Chris Stanley, vice president in JDSU’s Communications Test and Measurement business segment. “These new SART features provide real time network analysis so carriers can cost-effectively scale traffic loads.”

The transformation of mobile networks to an all-IP infrastructure is coinciding with increasing data rates and a surge in traffic volume occurring on today’s advanced 3G technologies.

LTE, the next generation wireless access technology, is an all-IP network requiring fast, accurate and reliable performance monitoring to ensure quality. The JDSU SART test solution meets these demands across the lifecycle of LTE trial execution, deployment, operation and network optimisation.

The new JDSU SART LTE features and capabilities include: Unique hardware processing that separates control and signalling plane traffic from user payload traffic, reduces storage requirements, and speeds analysis of the relevant data; Centralised data and payload management that cuts costs and accelerates analysis by providing multiple users simultaneous access to the same probes with less expensive PC/server systems; Real time traffic flow statistics that correlate network performance and utilisation with the control plane, enabling multi-Gbps per user and per service analysis; and access to multiple air-interface data sources, including JDSU’s own Drive Test for LTE, as well as proven third party air-probe devices.