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Mu Dynamics Opens Its LTE Apps ToolboxMu Dynamics Opens Its LTE Apps Toolbox

Mu Dynamics tests apps on LTE under real-world conditions and shares insights with LR Mobile about chatty apps

Sarah Thomas

November 7, 2011

2 Min Read
Mu Dynamics Opens Its LTE Apps Toolbox

Mu Dynamics is extending its application testing know-how to Long Term Evolution (LTE) with a new set of tools designed specifically to test the all-IP 4G network.

Mu Studio for LTE, announced Monday, was built on Aricent Inc. 's LTE software and is targeted at network equipment manufacturers and wireless operators looking to measure how more than 2,000 apps and devices affect their LTE network performance and security. Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) is among the first to use the new toolset.

According to the company, the testing platform is the first to test how the Evolved Packet Core performs in real-world conditions as opposed to synthetic traffic. The Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) vendor models app traffic in real time to ensure the network detects the app or identifies security attacks, that billing and charging functions are working based on specific apps and users and that quality-of-service policies are in place. The software also tests the scalability and resiliency of the network to make sure it can manage the traffic.

"Applications are growing virally," says Mu Dynamics' VP of Products Simon Berman. "You can have millions of users in a period of hours, so you need a much more agile solution that can deal with that."

LR Mobile caught up with Berman in San Francisco for a run-down on the new testing suite and some insight into which apps are the most chatty:

About the Author(s)

Sarah Thomas

Director, Women in Comms

Sarah Thomas's love affair with communications began in 2003 when she bought her first cellphone, a pink RAZR, which she duly "bedazzled" with the help of superglue and her dad.

She joined the editorial staff at Light Reading in 2010 and has been covering mobile technologies ever since. Sarah got her start covering telecom in 2007 at Telephony, later Connected Planet, may it rest in peace. Her non-telecom work experience includes a brief foray into public relations at Fleishman-Hillard (her cussin' upset the clients) and a hodge-podge of internships, including spells at Ingram's (Kansas City's business magazine), American Spa magazine (where she was Chief Hot-Tub Correspondent), and the tweens' quiz bible, QuizFest, in NYC.

As Editorial Operations Director, a role she took on in January 2015, Sarah is responsible for the day-to-day management of the non-news content elements on Light Reading.

Sarah received her Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She lives in Chicago with her 3DTV, her iPad and a drawer full of smartphone cords.

Away from the world of telecom journalism, Sarah likes to dabble in monster truck racing, becoming part of Team Bigfoot in 2009.

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