UMTS Signaling Analyzer performs IP UTRAN analysis.

Press Release Summary:

Signaling analyzer real-time R5 HSDPA software platform, J6846A, aids in development and deployment of 3G UMTS networks and helps migrate networks to emerging IP UTRAN (Terrestrial Radio Access Network) architectures. IP transport enables testing of hybrid networks, offering visibility and troubleshooting capability. Platform performs analysis of signaling and user plane performance on IP UTRAN Iu, Iur, Iub-cs (circuit-switched), and Iub-ps (packet-switched) interfaces.

Original Press Release:

Agilent Technologies Adds Industry-First IP UTRAN Analysis to 3G UMTS Signaling Analyzer

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the most efficient and powerful IP UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN) analyzer in the industry. With new measurement capabilities, the Agilent signaling analyzer real-time platform accelerates the development and deployment of 3G UMTS networks and helps customers migrate their networks to emerging IP UTRAN architectures.

IP UTRAN provides UMTS network operators with flexible network expansion and makes lower bandwidth cost possible by leveraging economies of scale of Ethernet and IP. Network operators can increase revenue with a faster time to market and reduce costs in the network implementation.

With the introduction of IP transport in the UTRAN, hybrid ATM and IP-based UMTS radio access networks become commonplace, creating a real migration challenge for operators. Agilent enables testing of these hybrid networks, giving unparalleled visibility and troubleshooting capability across single transport technology and hybrid UMTS Radio Access Networks. The Agilent J6846A signaling analyzer real-time R5 HSDPA software gives breakthrough visibility and comprehensive analysis of the signaling and user plane performance on the IP UTRAN Iu, Iur, Iub-cs (circuit-switched), and Iub-ps (packet-switched) interfaces. This functionality enables customers to quickly identify the network performance and quality issues, both UTRAN and IP UTRAN, making complex migrations simpler to implement.

The signaling analyzer comes with a variety of applications to examine radio network impairments, such as radio coverage, signal levels, call-processing performance and user plane quality.

"Agilent has proven technology leadership in both UMTS analysis and IP analysis," said Steve Warntjes, general manager of Agilent's Network Systems Test Operation. "We are now combining our expertise in these two markets, providing customers with a first-in-class solution for analysis, troubleshooting and optimization of IP UTRAN networks."

The J6846A signaling analyzer real-time software R5 HSDPA with UTRAN / IP UTRAN is available now.

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