A second Tier-1 mobile operator has selected Spirent's VisionWorks Mobility Service Assurance (MSA) solution for national deployment. The multi-million dollar deployment will begin in Q4 2017 and extend into 2018.
The solution is part of a Sprirent's suite of Lifecycle Service Assurance (LSA) solutions which automate testing and assurance workflows.
According to Spirent, the VisionWorks MSA solution dramatically accelerates identification and resolution of service issues such as poor data throughput for mobile operators. The solution is designed to proactively test service quality across the end-to-end mobile network and then correlate the results to isolate the root causes of service issues.
The VisionWorks MSA solution enables mobile operators to rapidly launch new network functions and services, reduce operational costs and improve service quality. These benefits are achieved through automation of testing and troubleshooting processes which have historically been highly manual.
The solution consists of analytics and controller modules, together with active test agents deployed in the radio network, core network, and customer service locations nationwide.
The analytics and controller modules completely automate testing processes such as verification of end user service quality and isolation of problems to a specific network segment. Automation of network and test functions is a critical element of long term operational success as mobile operators adopt virtualization and 5G technology.