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November 22, 2011

VSS Monitoring to Participate in MSF Voice over LTE Interoperability Event

VSS Monitoring, specializing in network intelligence optimization, announced its participation in the MultiService Forum (MSF) Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Interoperability Event.

VSS Monitoring offers a systems-oriented approach for optimizing and scaling connectivity between network switching and the ecosystem of network analytical, inline security and WAN acceleration tools. VSS network intelligence optimization systems help users in enhancing tool usage, operations, efficiencies and ROI.

It will be the key monitoring vendor for lab testing at the Vodafone Test and Innovation Centre in Dusseldorf, Germany, said company sources in a release.

Andy Huckridge, director of marketing at VSS Monitoring said, “To date, 4G has not been able to carry voice traffic, but that is all about to change. With VoLTE as one significant proposal by GSMA to carry voice on 4G/LTE networks, we are honored to have been selected as the only monitoring vendor to help advance the event, technology and industry.”

VSS Monitoring leveraged its Distributed Traffic Capture System for traffic monitoring and its Test Acceleration System to enhance the effectiveness of the lab test monitoring and for hastening the lab testing procedures. Being the only monitoring equipment vendor to be invited to participate in the tests, VSS Monitoring also offered a platform that can capture traces of possible interoperability failures and inconsistencies that can be analyzed after the event is over, explained officials.

Also it was revealed that the MSF VoLTE Interoperability Event validates key network interfaces that support multi-vendor operator deployment strategies for LTE/EPC/IMS technologies. It is equipped to locate factors that tend to limit new equipment interoperability with commercially available equipment from the perspective of vendors and operators.

The test results demonstrate that the GSMA technical recommendations for providing end-to-end VoLTE were mature and interoperable. Some specific issues were identified which will form the basis of all future work, added officials.

Kyu-Ouk Lee, president of MSF stated, “We invited VSS Monitoring to participate due to its demonstrated support for the forward-moving development of VoLTE, validating the industry changing opportunity represented by the MSF VoLTE Interoperability Event. VSS Monitoring’s involvement played a critical role in monitoring, accelerating and optimizing the interoperability of VoLTE equipment, speeding the deployment of 4G Voice services.”

In other news, VSS Monitoring recently announced that it supports Gartner's vision for the need to reduce enterprise network costs. Gartner, a leading IT research company, identified the need to re-examine networking costs among the ten key steps for organizations to save money on network infrastructure in a recent announcement, “Gartner Identifies 10 Key Actions to Reduce IT Infrastructure and Operations Costs by as Much as 25 Percent”.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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