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Netscout revenues rise, losses narrow

5G RF planning helps to drive Netscout's quarterly revenue Network assurance and security company Netscout reported revenue gains of nearly 10% for the quarter ending June 30 and narrowed its net loss compared to a year ago. President and CEO Anil Singhal told analysts on...

Spirent reports a strong first half, driven by 5G

5G is a "strong, enduring growth driver," Spirent says Spirent Communications saw strong performance and record orders during the first half of the year, driven by 5G and its targeting of new customers such as hyperscalers with assurance solutions. CEO Eric Updyke said in a...

How should carriers think about cloud-native OSS and BSS for Standalone 5G?

Scaling up to the cloud is about being smarter, not working harder 5G Standalone (SA) requires a fundamentally cloud-native approach. The 5G core is built on cloud-native principles, designed to provide flexibility and scale. This approach increases carrier agility, but at the same time, going cloud-native...

Spirent focuses on 5G visibility with Vantage launch

Service providers have to deal with increasing complexity in their networks and services, amid what have been highly manual and ponderous service assurance deployments that almost inevitably result in visibility gaps and too much data that needs highly skilled human interpretation to resolve issues. As...

EXFO announces adaptive service assurance for 5G, powered by Intel

EXFO says its full-stack 5G service assurance helps operators detect, correlate and resolve problems, regardless of the fault's location.

VMware releases Telco Cloud Service Assurance

VMware this week announced the general release of Telco Cloud Service Assurance, a rebranded and refeatured Telco Cloud Operations stack.

Amdocs buys service assurance SaaS maker Mycom OSI for $188M

Amdocs calls its $188M purchase of service assurance SaaS maker Mycom OSI a strategic play for intelligent network automation, 5G and cloud.

How to deploy Standalone 5G—strategies and considerations

The move to Standalone 5G means technological and organizational changes with the latter perhaps more difficult As some operators begin to operationalize Standalone 5G, it’s clear there are different strategies, based on spectrum deployment, network modernization and other factors, that inform this key network evolution....

EXFO works with Red Hat on service assurance

Network testing company EXFO has announced a new collaboration with Red Hat, focused on adaptive service assurance for a 5G world. Specifically, EXFO's Nova Active μ-Verifier service assurance solution is now available as a Red Hat-certified container, which can be deployed on Red Hat's...

Test and Measurement: AT&T, T-Mo duel in recent benchmarking

T-Mobile US and AT&T are duking it out over performance honors in recently released network testing. Global Wireless Solutions, which released its annual national report that included testing in nearly 500 markets across 50 states, concluded that AT&T had the best national network, followed...

Anritsu launches 5G SA service assurance with AWS

Amid an evolving carrier perspective on leveraging the public cloud for telecom networks, Anritsu is deploying its mobile network service assurance solutions on AWS' public cloud. The AWS news comes after Anritsu announced in June that it had landed 5G SA service assurance contract wins...

Will 5G Change the World? Kashif Hussain, Viavi (Ep. 42)

The increasing complexity of 5G networks and disaggregated radio systems means the test, measurement and assurance process is also becoming more complex. Viavi's Kashif Hussain examines these trends and highlights the role of automation in achieving velocity and scale. RCR Wireless News · Will 5G...

InfoVista talks 2020: Planning for indoor/outdoor 5G and assuring verticals’ apps

  What's ahead for networks in 2020? From InfoVista's perspective, some of the important steps forward will be to bring 5G indoor/outdoor planning capabilities together in an integrated fashion, and giving vertical-specific customers such as automotive manufacturers a better view on how wireless network performance...

Amid the 5G ramp, vendors offer up new testing, service assurance platforms

5G is hitting the ground running this year, with nationwide deployments rolling out in various countries around the world. In light of that momentum, and interest from service providers in building service assurance into their new networks as they are built, vendors are burnishing new...

EXFO: 5G requires a ‘new breed’ of service assurance

New EXFO platform leverages AI, ML and "little data" for service assurance To hear EXFO CEO Philippe Morin tell it,  the virtualization of service provider networks is degrading network visibility and the ability to troubleshoot rapidly, while data lakes are more like overwhelming data swamps—...

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...

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...

Test and Measurement: IT network ‘brown-outs’ are costly and common, Netrounds finds

Losing a network connection entirely is a worst-case scenario for an enterprise, but service "brown-outs" -- defined as unexpected and unintentional drops in network quality -- are expensive for businesses to deal with, according to a new survey by network and service assurance company...

Ericsson pushes orchestration as central to 5G profitability

Orchestration solution includes automation, assurance tools from CENX acquisition With limited 5G deployments commercially available in some key global markets right now and operators set to quickly scale out coverage, the early focus is on enhanced broadband, both fixed wireless and mobile, with revenue not...

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...

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...

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