Rohde & Schwarz’s deep packet inspection specialist ipoque, Dell and Cardinality have partnered on a new virtualized probe and analytics solutions for telcos which leverages ipoque’s recently announced R&S Net Sensor OEM software IP probe.
The probe is integrated with Cardinality’s Perception big data analytics platform and the combined solution runs on Dell EMC’s PowerEdge servers. The three companies said that the joint offering “combines the processing optimization of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with the traffic visibility provided by R&S®Net Sensor OEM and the large-scale analytics of Cardinality’s Perception platform” in order to provide real-time insights for operational intelligence, control plane analytics, marketing, customer experience management, cell experience and service issues.
Prashant Kumar, CTO at Cardinality, said that the partnership offers a “best-of-breed big data analytics solution.”
“It is a perfect strategic fit that leverages the three companies’ respective strengths. With enhanced insights into customer and network behavior, communication service providers can harness the joint solution to reduce operational costs and maximize return on investment,” Kumar added.
Rohde & Schwarz will be showcasing the new probe at next week’s Mobile World Congress event in Los Angeles.
In other test news:
– Rohde & Schwarz was also involved with a 5G Broadcast trial in Brazil with Brazilian and Latin American TV network operator Grupo Globo. In late September, Grupo Globo broadcast the Rock in Rio festival in an experimental UHF channel using 5G broadcast, according to R&S, which supplied an R&S TMU9evo transmitter and the R&S BSCC network component to support the testing.
R&S has also been involved in the 5G Today project in Bavaria which also is exploring the use of 5G Broadcast. Like that project, R&S said, the field trial with Grupo Globo “is intended to contribute information for discussing the further development of TV in Brazil and worldwide.” The 5G Today project also includes Kathrein and Telefónica Germany, as well as the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation and the Broadcast Technology Institute IRT.
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