New VoLTE Launch Readiness Solution Evaluates User Experience of VoLTE Relative to OTT and Legacy Services

Spirent unveils complete solution for measuring and analyzing VoLTE user experience in live networks including voice, video calling and battery life analytics

CTIA 2014

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--()--Spirent Communications, the leader in user experience analytics for mobile devices and services, today announced availability of its VoLTE Launch Readiness solution. The solution addresses the most critical challenge operators launching VoLTE voice and video calling services face: ensuring new VoLTE devices and services will deliver an experience as good or better than legacy and over-the-top (OTT) services. The VoLTE Launch Readiness solution is the world’s first complete solution for evaluating and comparing the user experience (UX) of VoLTE services in live networks, using any mobile device, across voice, video and battery life dimensions.

“The number one question we’re hearing from operators and device manufacturers right now is: “Are my new VoLTE devices and services ready to launch?”” said Des Owens, General Manager, Service Experience at Spirent. “Our new VoLTE Launch Readiness solution provides the answers they need, by allowing them to evaluate the user experience of new VoLTE devices and services and compare it with legacy and OTT service experience. The goal for VoLTE is to improve key aspects of the experience, like reliability, speech quality and video quality, without negatively impacting the battery life of the device. We collaborated with Signals Research Group on their recent VoLTE user experience study in a live US network, which showed that VoLTE has the potential to outperform both legacy circuit-switched and OTT voice services in real-world implementations.”

The VoLTE Launch Readiness solution delivers a statistically robust methodology for measuring and analyzing VoLTE, OTT and legacy services based on mobile-to-mobile calls in live networks. The measurement and analysis methodology has been refined working with multiple tier 1 operators rolling out VoLTE voice and IR.94 video calling services. The solution enables evaluation of a wide range of experience metrics including call setup time, connection success rate, speech quality, conversational speech delay, observed frame rate, frozen and impaired frames, a/v sync and more.

Spirent’s full suite of user experience analytics systems include: Nomad (for voice services including VoLTE and OTT), Datum (for data services), Chromatic (for video calling including VoLTE IR.94 and OTT) and Quantum (for battery life). Customers of Spirent’s user experience analytics services and systems include leading operators in the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and leading device manufacturers worldwide. For more information on Spirent’s user experience analytics, please visit:

http://www.spirent.com/Service-Experience

Join Spirent at booth 5638 during CTIA Wireless 2014 in Las Vegas to learn more about the VoLTE Launch Readiness solution.

About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test and measurement, offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud computing and virtualized environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network and application security, and positioning technologies. For more information visit http://www.spirent.com/about-us/News_Room/About_Spirent_Communications_plc.aspx

Contacts

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Spirent Communications
Sailaja Tennati, +1-770-432-3225
sailaja.tennati@spirent.com
or
Asia Pacific
Spirent Communications
Janet Peng, +86 (10) 82330055 x160
janet.peng@spirent.com
or
Europe
Zonic PR
Kate Innes, +44 (0) 1672 550123
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Speech quality mean opinion scores (POLQA MOS) for a VoLTE video calling service, legacy 3G circuited-switched service and two OTT services in various mobility scenarios. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Speech quality mean opinion scores (POLQA MOS) for a VoLTE video calling service, legacy 3G circuited-switched service and two OTT services in various mobility scenarios. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Release Summary

Spirent new solution ensuring new VoLTE devices and services will deliver an experience as good or better than legacy and over-the-top (OTT) services.

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Contacts

Corporate
Spirent Communications
Sailaja Tennati, +1-770-432-3225
sailaja.tennati@spirent.com
or
Asia Pacific
Spirent Communications
Janet Peng, +86 (10) 82330055 x160
janet.peng@spirent.com
or
Europe
Zonic PR
Kate Innes, +44 (0) 1672 550123
kinnes@zonicgroup.com