US-based Spirent Communications, a provider of networks, services and device testing solutions, has deployed its ‘Landslide CORE’ for use in the live and redundant network of Japanese mobile broadband service provider UQ Communications. The implementation, carried out in collaboration with Spirent’s Japanese partner TOYO Corporation, will provide real-time network performance and optimisation across all service nodes that constitute the UQ network, the vendor said.
Commenting on the upgrade, UQ Communications said: ‘Spirent Landslide tests the performance and scalability of all points of the Live and Lab wireless network, and the mobile core network, enabling authentication and handover scenarios to be verified, as well as providing quality of experience metrics like network availability, call set-up time, call drops and voice quality for network testing. The solution’s advanced test capability for mobile networks and services emulate several millions of mobile subscribers traversing the network and using a mix of real-world of applications and services.’
Tokyo-headquartered UQ Communications was founded in 2007 as KDDI’s WiMAX joint venture with Intel Capital, East Japan Railway Company, Kyocera, Daiwa Securities Group and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Today UQ delivers a range of high speed WiMAX services and counted 18.05 million subscribers at end-March 2016.