LAS VEGAS – September 16, 2013 – NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT) today announced that Transaction Network Services (TNS) has selected the nGenius® Solution from NetScout for service delivery management and assurance of the TNS multi-service Roaming Hub. The TNS multi-service Roaming Hub is a next-generation solution enabling mobile carrier collaboration and expanded wireless footprints by providing a single point of interconnection for operators looking to execute roaming agreements with CCA members for LTE and other mobile services. NetScout is participating in the interoperability demo of the TNS multi-service Roaming Hub at the Competitive Carrier Association (CCA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas September 16th through the 18th in booth #240.
The nGenius Solution is being deployed to assure overall data service availability, quality and interconnectivity including IPX connectivity, IPX Service hub and diameter signaling. While the main focus is supporting TNS’ roll out of mobile carrier LTE roaming services, the nGenius Solution will also support existing GSM, CDMA and Wi-Fi capabilities and will enable assurance of inter-carrier SIP signaling, as well as VoIP user-plane analysis to supportVoLTE roaming services.
TNS offers LTE, GSM and CDMA mobile operators an extensive suite of services to help navigate infrastructure complexities and deliver seamless voice and data services across global networks. The TNS multi-service Roaming Hub enables accelerated roaming through simplified implementation and reduced operating costs. Participating carriers benefit from faster rollout of mobile network roaming services by reducing time required for agreement setup, testing, data provisioning and signaling/network design with only one agreement and one connection, instead of many.
“Our partner operators must deliver reliable, high quality roaming services for their customers, so availability and performance of our roaming network is a critical requirement,” said Steve Parrott, vice president, product management and marketing, telecom services at TNS. “We selected NetScout’s nGenius Solution as the best-in-class IP-focused service delivery management platform for its completeness, ability to address LTE and multi-generational mobile networks and its massive scale capacity to support high volume traffic. The nGenius Solution delivered consistently in our validation testing and we are pleased to include NetScout in our interoperability activity at the CCA conference.”
The nGenius Solution enables mobile operators to gain end-to-end visibility into users and services to proactively manage service quality over IP networks to address the service delivery challenges resulting from growing mobile data and multimedia traffic volumes. Analyzing both data plane and control plane traffic, the nGenius Solution helps reveal how network, application and service enabler interdependencies impact overall service performance and the subscriber experience. The solution’s predictive early warning capabilities help prevent outages by identifying emerging performance degradations, allowing proactive recognition, triage and resolution before performance problems can impact large numbers of subscribers. With an end-to-end reach, mobile operators can visualize complete subscriber sessions in real-time, instantly exposing specific areas of the network with poor performance or service failures. The nGenius Solution tracks and trends all historical user and traffic activities to provide intelligence through extensive subscriber and service metrics which help validate service quality and performance while driving new service innovation and business decisions.
“NetScout is proud to have been selected by TNS to assure their next generation multi-service Roaming Hub. We are excited to be deployed in a multi-service environment providing roaming support for many carriers over a single converged network,” said Steven Shalita, vice president, marketing for NetScout. “We look forward to participating in the TNS interoperability demonstration at CCA, showing an optimized service delivery environment and intact user experience, which are key benefits of networks assured by NetScout.”
About NetScout Systems, Inc.
NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is the market leader in Unified Service Delivery Management enabling comprehensive end-to-end network and application assurance. For more than 30 years, NetScout has delivered breakthrough packet-flow technology that provides trusted and comprehensive real-time network and application performance intelligence enabling unified assurance of the network, applications and users. These solutions enable IT staff to predict, preempt and resolve network and service delivery problems while facilitating the optimization and capacity planning of the network infrastructure. NetScout nGenius® and Sniffer® solutions are deployed at more than 20,000 of the world’s largest enterprises, government agencies, and more than 148 service providers, on over one million physical and 2,000 virtual network segments to assure the network, applications, and service delivery to their users and customers. For more information about NetScout go to http://www.netscout.com.
About Transaction Network Services
TNS provides network, database and next generation roaming and mobile services to over 1100 telecommunications companies around the world, services to customers in 60 countries worldwide and can access virtually any SS7 legacy or IP network around the globe. For further information about TNS please visit http://www.tnsi.com.