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Test and Measurement: Verizon set to tune its C Band modeling

Verizon is gearing up for a nationwide effort to test C Band spectrum in order to tune its models for deployment. The carrier was granted permission by the Federal Communications Commission this week to use a 30 kilohertz slice of C Band spectrum at...

Netscout: DDoS attacks hit a record ‘new normal’ as cybercriminals exploit pandemic conditions

Netscout observed a record 10 million dedicated denial of service (DDos) attacks in the second half of 2020, and the lessons it distilled from the resulting data are pretty bleak: Even as the world grappled with the impacts of a global pandemic, cybercriminals were...

Strengthening next-generation 5G networks in 2021 (Reader Forum)

Mobile network operators are investing heavily in next-generation 5G architecture. This new, more modern infrastructure puts enormous pressure on businesses to generate additional revenue. Even with subscriber taxes that offset the cost of high-speed 5G data, service providers must contend with perpetually decreasing profits.   But...

Protecting the network edge is essential in 2021 (Reader Forum)

Investment in the edge enables ISPs to offer a wide range of new services while creating more efficient network operations and infrastructure. But, with the attack landscape more volatile than ever, service providers will need to evolve their security strategies in 2021.  Over the past...

DDoS attacks saw “radical change” and record levels in the first half, Netscout says

Netscout: COVID-19 "added rocket fuel to the growth in DDoS attacks" Cyber threats are shifting rapidly as attackers respond to the changing network conditions driven by the global coronavirus pandemic. In new analysis of dedicated denial of service attacks during the first half, network monitoring...

Why NFV still matters in a 5G world (Reader Forum)

Service providers are launching new services faster than ever before and upgrading networks to fit the new 5G ecosystem. As they streamline offerings and build out advanced use cases, they’re getting help from an unexpected source: network function virtualization (NFV). While many operators have completed...

Test and Measurement: NI reports a record quarter

National Instruments reported record numbers for the quarter and full year. Revenues for the fourth quarter were $367 million, up 2% year-over-year, and a quarterly record, according to the company. NI CEO Alex Davern said that he was proud of the company's "ability to grow...

Mobile security trends to expect in 2020 (Reader Forum)

Network monitoring and security issues are nothing new for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), but the game has changed; new threats, risks and opportunities are emerging now, re-focusing mobile operators on the need for end-to-end security both across and within their environments. Consistent Quality of Experience...

Not a Fluke: NetScout’s enterprise network testing assets emerge as NetAlly

Today marks a fresh start for a test business that has been a part of several companies in recent years, and now gets a chance to stand on its own. NetScout has spun out the enterprise Wi-Fi and wired testing business that was previously part...

How will edge computing impact service assurance?

What role will edge computing play in telecom networks that are quickly becoming more virtualized and software-centric, and what challenges does multi-access edge computing present for service assurance? Network and service assurance needs are evolving rapidly, as more applications — both network functions that support...

Editorial Report: Livin’ on the Edge: Service Assurance in an NFV, MEC World

How is service assurance evolving to meet the needs of virtualized/hybrid, multi-cloud networks? Agile, software-centric networks present new challenges for visibility, particularly in the context of automation, container use and implementation of multi-access edge computing. RCR Wireless News explores the current challenges and state of...

Editorial Webinar: Livin’ on the Edge: Service Assurance in an NFV, MEC World

How is service assurance evolving to meet the needs of virtualized/hybrid, multi-cloud networks? Agile, software-centric networks present new challenges for visibility, particularly in the context of automation, container use and implementation of multi-access edge computing. RCR Wireless News explores the current challenges and state of...

Test and Measurement: Dekra reorganizes, looks to add 5G for automotive testing

Germany's Dekra will undergo a major reorganization in January, shifting from its current three business units (automotive, industrial and personnel) to integrating its services across eight segments. The testing, inspection and certification company plans to work with Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica for network support...

NetScout sees growing business from 5G next fiscal year: CEO

  The company also sees opportunities in the 4G/LTE segment in Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific NetScout Systems expects to see increasing business opportunities from 5G in the next fiscal year, the company’s President and CEO Anil Singhal said during a conference with investors and analysts. “Longer...

5G and edge computing accelerating virtualization

Virtualization investments also require network management investments With 5G expected to see more widespread commercialization in 2019 and beyond, operators can expect more flexibility in managing resources and offering up new services quickly, while users will see higher speeds, lower latencies and an accelerated proliferation...

SevOne pushes SDN migration with monitoring solution updates

SevOne introduces SDN Monitoring Solution 2.0 for Cisco ACI Infrastructure management software company SevOne premiered the second version of its software-defined defined (SDN) monitoring platform for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). SevOne launched its SDN Monitoring Solution last year. The solution combines SevOne’s network and infrastructure...

NetScout brings smart data technology to LFN

NetScout Systems becomes member of LFN The Linux Foundation Networking Fund (LFN) continues to grow with NetScout Systems Inc. jumping on board as its newest member. LFN was founded at the beginning of the year as a way to house the Linux Foundation's open source projects...

NetScout Service Assurance comes to VMware, Wi-Fi infrastructures

NetScout introduces nGeniusPulse 2.5 NetScout Systems Inc. recently announced its nGenius Service Assurance platform has extended infrastructure monitoring into VMware virtual and Wi-Fi infrastructures with the release of nGeniusPulse 2.5. NetScout is a provider of application and network performance management products. nGeniusPulse is a health monitoring...

Netscout Q&A: Service assurance in the age of network virtualization

Dynamic service assurance is needed to support IoT and 5G In an interview with RCR Wireless News during Mobile World Congress 2018, John English, Netscout Systems product line manager, explained the challenges operators face in maintaining service assurance as they virtualize infrastructure to gradually automate...

Test and Measurement: Keysight collaborates with Semtech on LoRa test

Keysight Technologies is collaborating with Semtech, the company behind the LoRa low-power wide-area network technology for the internet of things, to develop LoRa testing support in Keysight equipment and software. Keysight said that Semtech provided it with technical information for LoRa that it...

Test and Measurement: Automotive test opportunities expected to grow

Connected and autonomous vehicles represent a growing opportunity for the test industry, according to recent reports from Frost & Sullivan. The analyst firm has estimated that the test equipment market for passenger vehicle automotive telematics testing is going to rise at a compound annual...

Test and Measurement: NetScout virtualizes its packet broker

NetScout introduces software version of nGenius packet visibility Network monitoring company NetScout launched a software version of its nGenius packet visibility tool. The new nGenius PFS 5000 line uses white box switches, and NetScout says models can provide aggregation, replication and filtering at speeds ranging from...

Test and Measurement: Keysight, Anritsu launch new “5G” testing offerings

Keysight, Anritsu boost 5G testing support "5G" testing support continues to ramp up, as vendors seek to support research, development and early field trials of pre-standard 5G. This week, Anritsu launched a new spectrum analyzer with 5G testing capabilities including wideband test, its MS2805A. The analyzer can...

NetScout will monitor Vodafone’s European networks

NetScout, Vodafone sign deal for monitoring across European operations NetScout will provide passive probing for Vodafone Group's operations in Europe. The two companies announced an exclusive, multi-year agreement under which NetScout will provide real-time service assurance via its InfiniStreamNG platform, across 13 European countries. . Anil...

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