Empirix, Inc., the recognized leader in end-to-end network performance visibility with the unique ability to analyze customer behaviors by application in real time, announced the launch of RAN Vision today. This intuitive, real-time, network-wide solution will enable prompt detection and accurate diagnosis of problems in both 3G and 4G radio environments as well provide insights into the end-to-end customer experience.
Mobile Network Operators
Mobile operators can now leverage a single platform for monitoring, troubleshooting and analyzing information from the core to the RAN. These new capabilities will give these operators the unprecedented ability to manage their networks based on their customers’ experience and network performance.
The RAN Vision solution dramatically reduces the need for drive testing while substantially improving the visibility of the performance of the radio access network by providing insight into all of the subscribers in real time. RAN Vision reduces radio engineers’ workload by decreasing the time required to solve problems from hours to minutes with prompt and accurate identification of the root causes of call drops, call setup failures, handover failures and poor throughput. With RAN Vision, every subscriber call or session in 3G and 4G radio environments can be rapidly analyzed to quickly identify issues.
“As the leader in providing network visibility for end-to-end Quality of Experience, Empirix’s goal is to ensure that our solutions address the widest possible range of network technologies in order to provide valuable insights and accelerate the time to make informed business decisions,” said John D’Anna, CEO of Empirix. “With the launch of RAN Vision, Empirix clients can now leverage a single analytics platform to collect, correlate and present information from the core to the radio access network.”
“The RAN Vision solution delivers a comprehensive set of analytics and troubleshooting features that enables mobile operators to focus on improving network quality and subscriber experience,” said Anil Rao, senior analyst at Analysys Mason.
Empirix is the recognized leader in end-to-end network performance visibility with the unique ability to analyze customer behaviors by application in real time. We help service providers, mobile operators and enterprises optimize business processes to reduce operational costs, maximize customer retention and grow top-line revenue. Through monitoring, analytics and intelligence, Empirix helps companies around the world realize the full value of their technology investments.
Empirix is a trademark of Empirix, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
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Empirix will offer unprecedented end-to-end coverage of the radio access network (RAN) with its powerful RAN Vision solution. This OSSii agreement augments Empirix’s set of available data sources; extends monitoring coverage to additional network elements that can be monitored (such as eNodesBs, PCRFs, and HSS); and provides a robust, holistic view to customers.
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