By 2015, it is anticipated that the annual volume of internet traffic will reach 1.2million petabytes, approximately 700% larger than in 2010*. Fixed-line carriers are finding themselves under increasing pressure to maximise the efficiency of their data transport networks as industry-wide consumer usage and behaviour patterns shift from voice-based to data-heavy services and applications.
Fully optimised, self-aware and automated networks are becoming increasingly recognised as fundamental to managing increased data consumption in a market where consumer expectations and industry competition demand successful application delivery first time, every time.
Existing alongside the development and implementation of the Next Generation Network is the need to ensure maximum network capacity, bandwidth allocation/traffic prioritisation, and active fault measures; all of which serve as a few of many resources afforded to carriers in order to ensure service assurance and delivery.
However, pre-deployment and live network testing are the real yard-stick by which a carrier’s service delivery infrastructure can be measured. Simulating, based on real world usage statistics, typical network behaviour is a common practise in testing the performance, capabilities and areas of weakness in an NGN infrastructure prior to deployment. Probing live networks can assist the carrier in identifying potential areas of weakness and active fault management can prevent data loss and poor quality of service prior to an incident occurring.
This unique, 2 day conference will assess vendor network testing offerings to the global fixed-line carrier community; highlight the importance of a thorough pre-deployment and live network testing strategy; provide real-world case studies illustrating best practise methods in this area and discuss how to enable an early to market strategy with cost-optimised products that offer compelling performance.
*Informa Telecoms and Media Plc
Sales Director, Nokia Siemens Networks