Works across large, multi-network sites, reduces field service time
August 22, 2016 — Today VIAVI Solutions announces the 11.5 enhancement to the EtherASSURE Solution – further improving service providers' ability to manage and monitor Ethernet Mobile Backhaul and Business Services Ethernet networks. Service operators now have new opportunities for operating expense (OpEx) savings by including the ability to easily activate, test, add, remove, and monitor remote sites across large multi-site networks without the need to deploy technicians to those remote sites. The new 11.5 enhancement further demonstrates VIAVI's market leading Ethernet Assurance capabilities for business services and mobile networks with unique multi-stream test generation from the network edge using VIAVI's Smart SFPs, an essential component for assuring today's dynamic networks.
EtherASSURE allows service providers to test and monitor performance in the network services they provide without dispatching technicians to remote sites. Of key importance to release 11.5 is the use of VIAVI JMEP Smart SFPs to perform site-to-site testing to initiate and then terminate turn up tests. This is critical for assurance of increasing deployments with service traffic flows from site-to-site rather than site-to-core, such as VoLTE, providing the ability to test and monitor sites under actual traffic patterns managed from a centralized network operating center (NOC).
With improvements to the TWAMP (Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol), service operators can also better manage their customers' Quality of Experience and Quality of Service (QoE and QoS) resulting in the ability to maintain customer satisfaction and assure the service level agreements (SLAs) of their customers.