Ixia Joins Forces With Developing Solutions to Validate the Mobile Core

Ixia Joins Forces With Developing Solutions to Validate the Mobile Core

Ixia IxLoad with technology from Developing Solutions helps mobile operators avoid LTE network failures and billing errors

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ixia (NAS: XXIA) has collaborated with Developing Solutions to validate and harden the mobile core to accelerate application delivery across growing LTE networks. The market-leading IxLoad solution now leverages Developing Solutions' technology to promote high-performance testing of Diameter signaling- used for policy, charging and subscriber management- and deliver actionable insight into difficult-to-predict LTE signaling traffic.

Mobile operators face a major challenge in coping with surging traffic that can overwhelm infrastructures, which causes network outages and critical billing issues. Since these failures most often occur at high scale or under extreme conditions, Ixia provides mobile operators the solutions needed to proactively assess and validate the performance, resilience and scalability of LTE network cores and charging systems prior to live deployment.

Product highlights

Ixia offers the industry's only end-to-end test solution used to harden and optimize LTE network designs and customize testing for unique live deployments. IxLoad delivers insight and visibility into network behavior; device performance; and the scalability of subscriber, billing and policy management systems using both Diameter and non-Diameter protocols on a single test system.

  • IxLoad LTE test solutions deliver repeatable, large-scale testing so mobile network operators can emulate, isolate and verify LTE network performance.
  • Rather than rely on isolated testing of distinct components, IxLoad enables system-level testing and generates both network and signaling traffic to deliver unprecedented data with unprecedented ease.
  • IxLoad EPC solutions now leverage Developing Solutions' dsTest® to promote high-performance testing of Diameter-based billing and policy systems. Additionally, customers now benefit from Developing Solutions' SmartAVP™ technology, which allows flexible testing of mandatory and custom Attribute Value Pairs, and SmartEvents™, which enables rapid custom testing of specific implementations and triggers.
  • IxLoad with dsTest features extensive Diameter interface support including multiple interfaces such as S6a, S6d, Gx, Ro/Gy, Rf/Gz, S6b, Rx, Sh, Cx and Sy.
  • These features, in addition to support for Diameter Dictionary, allow validation of feature functionality as well as response content and delays, even under high-load conditions.

Industry commentary

"As LTE network traffic continues to explode with subscriber numbers, smartphone usage and media-rich applications all on the rise, mobile operators have the opportunity to maximize revenue by rolling out premium differentiated services. This requires that they can reliably scale the Diameter core, including routing, policy, charging and subscriber management," said John Minnis, vice president at Developing Solutions. "We are thrilled to collaborate with Ixia to provide mobile operators a complete test solution for bearer and signaling traffic."

"It is no longer acceptable for mobile operators to discover network failures and service quality issues after the fact. Instead, operators are searching for a solution that predicts network scalability and intelligence," said Sunil Kalidindi, vice president of wireless product management for Ixia. "IxLoad LTE test solutions, leveraging the technology and expertise of Developing Solutions, are the first to validate the mobile core end to end, so operators can truly understand network performance before deployment."

Please visit our website for more information on IxLoad and Diameter testing.

About Ixia

From the lab to the network to the cloud, Ixia solutions optimize networks and data centers to accelerate, secure and scale the delivery of applications and services. Ixia delivers the industry's only solution with complete visibility into critical network, data center, applications and services. Ixia provides actionable insight for enterprises, service providers, government agencies and equipment manufacturers with solutions that test, assess and optimize networks. Ixia solutions use predictive data to accelerate and secure application and service delivery, giving customers the confidence to know their business networks are engineered to be understandable, dynamic and resilient. For more information, please visit www.ixiacom.com.

About Developing Solutions

Developing Solutions® focuses on providing test solutions for core network interfaces in Policy & Charging Control (PCC), Subscriber Management, Authentication Accounting & Authorization (AAA), and Diameter Routing Agents (DRA). Developing Solutions and dsTest are registered trademarks of Developing Solutions, Inc. SmartEvents and SmartAVP are trademarks of Developing Solutions, Inc. For more information on Developing Solutions, please visit www.developingsolutions.com.

Ixia Editorial Contact
Leslie Denson, 512-821-6035

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