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By: Marie-Anne Grondin | Category: Mobile Backhaul | Posted date: 2016-02-11 | Views: 27

We are starting to see network operators get smarter about how they handle the increasing diversity of data, taking advantage of the latest developments in small cell backhaul technology protocols – and recent research from IHS Technology indicates that the move towards these technologies is accelerating rapidly. 

By: Jean-Sébastien Tassé | Category: Optical/Fiber Testing | Posted date: 2016-01-20 | Views: 259

Selecting the right dispersion compensation level on coherent links is not an option, not in a competitive landscape where services keep multiplying and expectations for quality of experience keep soaring towards new heights. Paradoxically, the budgets earmarked for capital expenditures (CAPEX) remain just as tight. Your field teams installing, monitoring and troubleshooting high-speed networks have to deal with this given. But what if you were overspending without knowing it?

By: Lawrence Delvecchio | Category: LTE/3G/4G | Posted date: 2016-01-13 | Views: 2042

Single radio voice call continuity (SRVCC) and enhanced SRVCC (eSRVCC) services give subscribers impressive flexibility to seamlessly access VoLTE services across 2G, 3G and LTE networks. However, as more and more VoLTE deployments hit the market, there is an increasing need for network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and network service providers (NSPs) to better understand and test these complex networks, in conjunction with their SRVCC and eSRVCC services, so as to reduce deployment delays, poor quality of service (QoS) and network failures.

By: Marie-Anne Grondin | Category: Ethernet, Network Monitoring, Optical/Fiber Testing | Posted date: 2016-01-06 | Views: 2174

A pat on the back always lifts up the spirit to help you keep going and carry on the good work. And this pat is even more rewarding when it comes from several industry institutions – all concurring that your organization’s excellence in a specific domain deserves to be highlighted. EXFO won a lot of recognition last year, with nothing less than 6 awards for its latest innovations.

By: Marie-Anne Grondin | Category: Optical/Fiber Testing | Posted date: 2015-12-08 | Views: 2135

Mario Simard, Group Manager of Business Development at EXFO spoke with TIA NOW, following TIA's Small Cell & DAS Workshop, about the importance of education about fiber for in-building wireless and the transformation between Fronthaul and Centralized-RAN. Watch more videos at

By: Lawrence Delvecchio | Category: LTE/3G/4G | Posted date: 2015-12-08 | Views: 4447

As powerful technologies continue to emerge in the market, such as VoLTE, WebRTC, Small Cells, E-SBCS and more, mobile network operators (MNOs) and network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) are nevertheless facing tremendous challenges in their deployments—often underestimating their complexities, missing out on best practices to optimize the deployments, and struggling to maintain their CAPEX and OPEX targets.

By: Lawrence Delvecchio | Category: LTE/3G/4G | Posted date: 2015-12-01 | Views: 4856

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is the future of voice communications via wireless networks. It gives mobile operators the upper hand when competing against the OTT players. So why are carriers delaying their VoLTE rollouts? Is it possible to avoid post-deployment service quality impairments and network breakdowns? Read further to get all the answers.


By: Jean-Sébastien Tassé | Category: 40G/100G | Posted date: 2015-11-26 | Views: 2321

Many optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) users need to decide what type of OSA is required to analyze these signals in the field: traditional grating-based OSAs or a new generation of OSAs? There have been some comments that operators should select the high-resolution OSAs, which provide higher resolution bandwidth (RBW), for optimal analysis. Is this hype really founded?

By: Lawrence Delvecchio | Category: LTE/3G/4G | Posted date: 2015-11-17 | Views: 4452

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is the talk of the town. Everyone in the industry is rushing to deliver VoLTE and the rich communication services that will tag along. However, many seem to profoundly underestimate the complexity underlying this new technology. VoLTE is not an upgrade of a previous technology–it’s a whole new game when compared to the good ol’ copper wires.

By: Sylvain Cornay | Category: Network Monitoring | Posted date: 2015-11-04 | Views: 2414

In this short video interview by Kelly Hill of RCR Wireless, Anssi Tauriainen, director of business development for analytics with EXFO, tackles questions that were left unanswered during the Data Analytics: Implications and Applications for Real-Time and Fast Data Analytics webinar, including how to approach Big Data projects in telecom from a service assurance perspective.