Brix Networks Announces Service Assurance Software Agent For Cell Phones
New BrixMobile Solution Provides Comprehensive Analysis And Visualization Of Quality of Experience Metrics For IMS-enabled Services
Monday, November 6, 2006 - CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Building on its proven expertise as the leading provider of converged service assurance solutions for voice, video, and data, Brix Networks today announced expanded product capabilities that provide mobile network operators with quality of experience (QoE) visibility from the network core to cell phones.
The company’s new BrixMobile™ solution allows providers to conduct automated, end-to-end testing and service performance monitoring that extends all the way from a Multi-Protocol Label Switching/Internet Protocol (MPLS/IP) core to a user’s handset, and collects and reports various per-user QoE and Quality of Service (QoS) metrics. Additionally, BrixMobile allows consumers to test the quality of their services and see the results on their own handsets in real time.
BrixMobile is a distributed system consisting of an on-demand JAVA agent installed on cell phones, and a correlation and visualization engine deployed at a central location. The agent reports key metrics -- including voice, delivery, and signaling quality -- on a real-time basis that provides comprehensive visibility into overall service performance.
“Mobile providers need actionable information to verify the quality of their offered services,” said Michael Howard, principal analyst and co-founder of Infonetics Research, a Campbell, Calif.-based market research and consulting firm specializing in data networking and telecom, and author of the recent study, Mobile Backhaul Equipment, Installed Base, & Services Market Outlook. “Brix is an acknowledged leader in voice, video, data -- and now mobile -- assurance. We like the innovation to deploy the measuring tool in the handset, as it is eminently pragmatic, useful to the user, and should prove to be of value for mobile operators in attracting more customers to use their mobile services.”
BrixMobile is an extension of Brix Networks’ existing expertise in fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) service assurance already being used by major mobile operators to segment, trouble-shoot, and view network performance to verify and guarantee service level agreements (SLAs), and now expands this capability to include visibility to cell phones.
“With convergence occurring both at the network core and on handsets, the use of real-time audio, video, gaming, and integrated business applications on mobile devices is expanding greatly,” said Robert Travis, director of solutions marketing at Brix Networks. “As a result, consumers expect a level of performance and service quality that is consistent with their desktop applications. With BrixMobile, providers can have a deeper, unified view of their networks’ performance and users’ experience, plus differentiate their offerings based on quality -- all from the same scalable, intelligent platform.”
With this announcement, Brix Networks assures QoE in a converged mobile environment. Increasingly, consumers expect multimedia services to operate across both wireline and wireless networks, which puts increased pressure on providers to unite their infrastructures and optimize their network management systems. BrixMobile provides a platform for service providers to deploy their next-generation infrastructures -- including IP Multimedia System (IMS) architectures -- with confidence.
Network operators use Brix Networks’ offerings to guarantee the successful launch and ongoing, profitable operation of their various IP services, including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), IP television (IPTV), and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
Availability and Pricing
BrixMobile is available now, and pricing varies based on the size and scale of a network operator’s deployment.
About Brix Networks
Brix Networks is the leading provider of converged service assurance solutions that allow the world’s largest service providers and enterprises to offer reliable and high-quality experiences in voice, video, data, and mobile services to their customers, partners, and employees. The company brings a proven heritage of IP expertise unique to the service assurance marketplace, and collaborates closely with its customers and partners to assure the delivery of any IP-based service, over any network, to any endpoint. For more information, visit www.brixnet.com, or call 978-367-5600/1-888-BRIXNET.
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