Spirent brings configurable IMS to mobile device R&D test offering

Date: Wed, 03/28/2012 - 12:44

Flexibility and realism help identify device issues with IMS-based services, including VoLTE
Spirent brings configurable IMS to mobile device R&D test offering

Nigel Wright, Vice President - Wireless Product Marketing and Corporate Marketing, Spirent Communications, at Mobile World Congress 2012, Barcelona

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Spirent Communications, a leader in testing wireless networks, services and devices, announced that the Spirent CS8 Wireless Device Design Tester now offers a configurable IMS implementation to aid in the development of mobile devices and chipsets. Testing with this new functionality enables mobile device designers to bring products to market that deliver IMS-based services such as VoLTE, presence-based instant messaging, video messaging, desktop sharing and new location-based services, faster and with fewer issues.
“One key issue facing mobile device developers is that IMS can be implemented and configured many different ways, both by network equipment manufacturers and by network operators,” said Stéphane Téral principal analyst at Infonetics Research. “Unless a mobile device is tested against a wide variety of IMS configurations, the finished product might support IMS services perfectly well in New York, but not in Beijing or Philadelphia.”
Spirent recently introduced its CS8 solutions for mobile device developers involved in protocol design, system DVT and chipset-platform testing. By offering complete flexibility in IMS configuration, the Spirent CS8 allows an engineer to replicate specific network implementations during the design phase. Issues that might not otherwise be found until the field testing phase on live networks can instead be identified and addressed in the development lab, which in turn has a direct effect on time to market.
“Spirent CS8 is designed to provide efficiency and realism in LTE test scenarios,” said Spirent vice-president Hesham ElHamahmy. “Providing flexibility in IMS configuration is one important element in achieving this goal. Other elements include an intuitive user interface that enables rapid test setup across multiple bands and radio access technologies, without the need for extensive scripting, capabilities which help developers shave valuable time from their development schedules.”

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