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Low power wide area coverage

Balancing the requirements for density, reach and power consumption

IoT applications, such as remote sensors, smart meters or asset tracking, need to be able to operate over very long distances or difficult locations such as building interiors, subway tunnels or even buried underground. To address this, new wireless technologies, such as 3GPP narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE-M or LoRa and Zigbee, are being introduced; some are standards based while others proprietary, operating in either licensed or unlicensed spectrum.

But how can you be sure the application will work at scale? With expectations of 200,000 IoT sensors or more per square km, being able to test and monitor these devices—including the radio interfaces—to be sure they meet, and continue to meet the application needs will be critical to the overall success of the solution.

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How to Improve QoS and QoE with End-to-End Service Assurance in a Virtualized SDN/NFV Network (March 8, 2018)
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Deliver superior quality of experience through accurate one-way delay assurance. (March 15, 2018)
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Multi-dimensional analytics (April 6, 2018)
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Lifecycle testing strategy for mobile networks in the IoT era (March 15, 2018)
Test your way to NB-IoT success (March 13, 2018)
Testing the Internet of Things (March 13, 2018)
Performance assurance in LTE-A and 5G virtual and hybrid networks (July 16, 2019)
How do you upgrade your network for one-way delay metrics without breaking the bank? (July 16, 2019)
Network-wide latency maps for mesh, hybrid and cloud networks (April 4, 2019)
How IoT, 5G & NFV will impact data center infrastructure (November 16, 2017)
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Using real-time 3D analytics to help Canadian CSP meet SLA targets (December 9, 2019)