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Multiplay Services Testing


Making the In-Home Difference

Testing the quality of the optical link and copper pairs to assess the performance of the Ethernet and xDSL services in the access network are mandatory steps to ensure that the physical layer can handle proper IP services delivery, but it doesn’t end there. Ensuring the quality and stability of video, voice and data components is the key objective of all service providers to ultimately bring the best quality of experience (QoE) to their customers. 

It gets even more meaningful in today’s context where the service offering is very large and competition is fierce. The increasing popularity of bandwidth-hungry video applications is changing the reality of network service providers (NSPs):

  • Video streaming
  • Online gaming
  • IP visual phone
  • IPTV

Video is the most critical point for subscriber retention. Considering the amount of investment made in deploying the extra bandwidth up to customers’ premises, operators cannot allow any network failures.

Fast and Accurate Assessment of IP Services

EXFO can help make a difference. With advanced multiplay testing capabilities integrated into our solutions, we support various types of applications—whether installing a new network, turning-up services for new customers or troubleshooting your existing infrastructure for maintenance. Available as platform-based or through dedicated handheld test units, our solutions are built to provide fast, accurate and comprehensive assessment of IP services from the central office to the customer’s set-top box (STB).

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Application Notes

G.Fast is an opportunity to meet the high demand for speed while avoiding costly FTTH installations. To deploy G.Fast and FTTdp effectively and maximize your ROI, test methods of procedures must be established to ensure that the compliance and reliability of field jobs. Learn more in this app note.

Last updated: 2016-09-08

Discover how EXFO’s MaxTester 610 handheld tester is capable of performing single-ended automatic testing on a copper telco cable for ADSL2+, SHDSL and VDSL2 prequalification, installation and maintenance.

Last updated: 2015-11-03

The MaxTester 600 and TS125 FED integrated solution can be used for manual, standalone tests or for complete automated test scripts in order to get the desired measurement results in the timeliest fashion.

Last updated: 2015-03-31

Resistive Fault Location (RFL) is a powerful measurement technique used to locate high resistive faults on voice and broadband cable pairs. A simplified and cost-effective solution for RFL and K-test measurements is to make use of the TS125 Far End Device (FED) to remotely change the state at the far end of the circuit. This speeds up the tests and cuts down on travel-related expenses. Coupled with the EXFO MaxTester 600 series, the TS125 FED changes the state of the line to perfectly match the RFL or K-test measurements.

Last updated: 2015-03-31