Com­plex­ity is the New Nor­mal

Both en­ter­prise and ser­vice provider net­works are in­creas­ingly het­ero­ge­neous and yet need to be cal­i­brated to work with a wide spec­trum of user de­vices

Voice&Data - - TEST & MEASUREMENT -

Test and Mea­sure­ment (T&M) equip­ment is es­sen­tial to suc­cess­ful de­ploy­ment, roll­out and ex­pan­sion of all com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­works, whether en­ter­prise or tele­com. When op­er­a­tional, the net­works can­not do with­out a ro­bust T&M sup­port, es­pe­cially when it comes to meet­ing the var­i­ous qual­ity of ser­vice (QoS) re­quire­ments.

Ma­jor Play­ers

T&M mar­ket in In­dia is quite com­pet­i­tive due to the pres­ence of a large num­ber of play­ers, which gives en­ter­prises and ser­vice providers a num­ber of op­tions to choose from, de­pend­ing on their re­quire­ments. Agi­lent Tech­nolo­gies, An­ritsu, Vi­avi So­lu­tions (ear­lier JDSU), Keysight Tech­nolo­gies, Ro­hde & Sch­warz, Aimil, Aplab, Tek­tronix and Na­tional In­stru­ments are among the key ven­dors ac­tive in the mar­ket.

One of An­ritsu’s new T&M of­fer­ings is a re­mote spec­trum an­a­lyzer. On de­ploy­ing, the an­a­lyzer, as an in­di­vid­ual de­vice or as a net­work of de­vices mounted around a city at 2-3 mile in­ter­vals, can pro­vide a cloud-based, com­pre­hen­sive view of spec­trum as­sets and in­ter­fer­ers. The an­a­lyzer also has the po­ten­tial im­pli­ca­tions for use in LTE-U, both in abil­ity to pro­vide a re­gional spec­trum sur­vey for base­line in­for­ma­tion prior to LTE-U be­ing de­ployed, and be­ing able to as­sess how LTE-U and Wi-Fi were com­pet­ing for spec­trum use.

Az­imuth Sys­tems, with of­fer­ings in wire­less per­for­mance test so­lu­tions, has de­vel­oped a vir­tual net­work en- vi­ron­ment that can sup­port up to 12 con­fig­urable in­ter­fer­ing cells in a sin­gle box for HetNet test­ing in the lab. This will re­duce costs sig­nif­i­cantly, by en­abling more HetNet test­ing to be con­ducted in the lab ver­sus in the field and forc­ing de­vices to deal with closed sub­scriber group small cells.

The elec­tronic test and mea­sure­ment equip­ment ser­vice provider Keysight, pro­vides anal­y­sis op­tion for wire­less power trans­fer that ad­dresses the grow­ing trend of wire­less charg­ing for smart de­vices. With this soft­ware op­tion, the ENA Se­ries net­work an­a­lyz­ers are now able to ef­fec­tively ad­dress the needs of emerg­ing wire­less power trans­fer (WPT) mar­kets.

Keysight tech­nolo­gies also has launched a new low-fre­quency vec­tor net-

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