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EXFO Webinar: Our 5G World in 2025 – What to expect, How to make it Happen

You may have heard a lot about 5G already. You may know which network operators have launched or will soon be launching 5G, which services they have prioritized for their initial 5G rollout, and even which challenges they have faced. But do you know which...

Test and Measurement: Teledyne LeCroy acquires Oakgate Technology

Acquisition expands Teledyne LeCroy's benchmarking and validation testing for data centers, electronic storage Test-focused Teledyne subsidiary Teledyne LeCroy has acquired California-based Oakgate Technology, which focuses on testing, validation and benchmarking for data centers and the electronic storage industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Teledyne...

The 5G CTIO challenge

  It used to be simpler. Chief technology officers (CTOs) at network operators had a key and specific job, mostly related to network deployment and performance. Then, service quality and customer experience emerged as crucial areas too. And then the role expanded to reflect the brave...

VMware taking on service assurance as operators deploy 5G

5G is inherently complex--the network is complex, the network management is complex, the services that ride on top of it are complex and making sure those services are working the way they're supposed to--service assurance, is, you guessed it, complex. During Mobile World Congress Los...

What does it take for network automation to succeed?

Over the last couple of years, the drive toward network automation has gained momentum. Today it’s widely acknowledged that automation is essential to the success and effectiveness of future network operations—and it’s easy to see why. Communication service providers (CSPs) have reached a tipping...

Test and Measurement: ipoque, Dell and Cardinality introduce new telco analytics

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...

Test and Measurement: EXFO cuts losses, sees rise in sales

EXFO improved its financial performance for its full-year fiscal 2019 results, with sales up 6.4% from fiscal 2018 to $286.9 million and a net loss that was trimmed by nearly 80%, to a loss of $2.5 million. Philippe Morin, EXFO CEO, said in a statement...

Service assurance in a cloud-native world

EXFO, VMware on how service assurance evolves with 5G The complexity of future 5G networks, simultaneously handling consumer, enterprise and machine-based data transmission, requires investments in network automation. But, as operators take a step-by-step to automating operational processes, the rewards are clear but the risks...

Network automation investments tied to both technology and company culture

EXFO discusses the step-by-step move toward network automation The complexity of future 5G networks, simultaneously handling consumer, enterprise and machine-based data transmission, requires investments in network automation. But, as operators take a step-by-step to automating operational processes, the rewards are clear but the risks are...

Assuring video QoE: Meeting the challenge in evolving networks

  Wired and wireless operators are juggling an unprecedented number of simultaneous transitions in their networks: from purpose-built hardware to virtualized network functions and software-defined networks; from highly manual processes to DevOps and automation, and ever-faster speeds across the network as a whole. Cable companies...

Test and Measurement: EXFO reports sales up, profit for the quarter

EXFO reported sales were up 1.9% year-over-year to $73.6 million, with sales for the nine months of the fiscal year so far up 8.2% over the same period last year. Net earnings for the quarter were $21,000, compared to a net loss of $6 million...

Test and Measurement: Viavi expands 5G emulation to include SA 5G

Viavi Solutions has extended its TeraVM's 5G emulation capabilities to include Standalone 5G New Radio as well as Non-standable 5G NR. While most networks in the planning and deployment phase currently rely on the NSA standard, SA networks are expected to be close behind. Viavi...

On the road to 5G: upgrading the transport network

  The dawn of 5G means the way we get, experience and manage information will change, putting user experience front and center. To enable services in each of the three 5G primary use cases identified by the 3GPP—eMBB, URLLC and mMTC—network operators must dramatically transform...

Automating 5G: EXFO says it’s about ‘having 5G done right right away’

Real-time 5G analytics drive service assurance from fiber to applications Given the multi-year hype cycle that's finally coming to fruition with operator deployments, 5G has a lot to live up to. As such, it's important that the network delivers what it's supposed to, according to...

Test and Measurement: RootMetrics drills down on Dallas, Houston and Phoenix networks

Mobile network benchmarking company RootMetrics this week put the spotlight on its most recent test results from three Southwestern cities: Phoenix, Arizona, and Dallas and Houston, Texas. In Dallas, T-Mobile US gained ground and shared the award for overall performance, which Verizon previously held for four...

EXFO wins $4.9 million U.S. Tier One deal to support network automation, integration

Network monitoring and visualization deal to support CSP's network integration and automation As EXFO reported its quarterly results today, the company also dropped the news that it has won a deal worth $4.9 million with an unnamed Tier One service provider in the U.S., to...

Orange Poland, virtualization and the Beijing Release

Orange Poland early adopter of ONAP As it continues a "bricky-by-brick" approach to 5G, Orange Poland recently worked with EXFO to incorporate passive virtual probes into the Beijing Release of the Open Network Automation Platform; the goal is service assurance for virtualized network deployments. According to...

EXFO reports results, touts Orange’s ONAP integration

EXFO's sales up, profits down EXFO reported a quarter that its CEO described as disappointing, but promised that 2019 will be a year of renewed focus on execution by the test company, which has had a number of recent acquisitions. Sales for the company's fiscal...

Test and Measurement: Keysight launches 5G base station manufacturing test offering

New 5G base station test solution aimed at manufacturing test In the ramp-up to 5G deployment, Keysight Technologies is focusing on manufacturing test for 5G base stations. The test company this week unveiled a new offering aimed at making 5G base station manufacturing testing scalable,...

Test and Measurement: Rohde & Schwarz’s ipoque intros new analytics offering

Rohde & Schwarz's deep packet inspection specialist, ipoque, has launched a new network traffic analytics offering for network operators that supports up to 100 gigabit network speeds and is designed to be used for network planning, product marketing and customer care. R&S Intra has real-time...

Unlocking the value of network slicing

5G networks open up a host of new possibilities for mobile network operators. Three very distinct initial capabilities are envisioned for 5G networks: enhanced mobile broadband, with high capacity and gigabits-per-second speeds; ultra-reliable and low-latency communications; and massive machine-type communications to support the internet of...

EXFO Case Study: A new approach to quickly diagnose RF interference and PIM issues

The MNO’s RAN performance team noticed that the operations support system (OSS) flagged the presence of an RF noise issue in the network based on high uplink (UL) received signal strength indicator (RSSI) levels. In order to take a closer look and attempt to diagnose...

Test and Measurement: Anritsu adds real-world 2×2 MIMO testing for 802.11ac

Anritsu has added 2x2 multiple-input multiple-output testing capabilities for 802.11ac to its MT8862A test equipment and says that with new software, it can test 2x2 MIMO on Wi-Fi equipment under "actual operating conditions," along with output signal quality, transmit power and receiver sensitivity. Two of...

Test and Measurement: Rootmetrics says Verizon leads in D.C.

Network benchmarking company Rootmetrics has been going through data from its testing during the first half of 2018 and concluded that increasing network data speeds is a clear area of focus for all of the major U.S. carriers. Rootmetrics dove into its data for the...

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