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Testing LTE Network Performance for New Service Requirements
Date / Time: Thursday, April 2, 2015, 1:00 PM New York / 6:00 PM London
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Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst-Wireless Data Networks & Backhaul, Heavy Reading

Assaji Aluwihare, Director of Marketing, JDSU

Jay Stewart, Director of Marketing for Carrier Ethernet Solutions, JDSU

Five years after the launch of the world’s first commercial LTE network, mobile operators are having to change the way they test and measure LTE backhaul performance. Today, in order to save opex, operators are carrying a mix of LTE, 3G and 2G traffic on the same network. Performance and availability targets in this backhaul are increasingly vulnerable to falling short due to bursts, including micro-bursts, of data traffic. To complicate matters further, VoLTE and some real-time LTE video services now have very specific latency requirements which, if they’re not met, will result in a poor end-user experience.

As user expectations – as well as the challenge of meeting them – both mount, mobile operators need to review the way that the performance of the LTE network is tested and measured. The traditional way that backhaul links are first activated and then monitored needs to be reviewed in the light of these new challenges. Attend this webinar and learn why conventional backhaul testing standards and techniques are still necessary – but are no longer sufficient on their own.



 

Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst-Wireless Data Networks & Backhaul, Heavy Reading
Patrick has more than 20 years' experience as a telecom analyst and strategist. His coverage areas at Heavy Reading include mobile backhaul networks and mobile network security. He also authors Heavy Reading's Ethernet Backhaul Market Tracker. Patrick chairs Light Reading's Mobile Network Security Strategies conference series and is co-chair of Light Reading's Backhaul Strategies for Mobile Operators conference series. Patrick joined Heavy Reading in 2005 after five years at Nortel Networks, where he was a senior manager of strategic planning for the company's wireless business – spanning GSM, CDMA, UMTS, WiMax, and other wireless technologies. Prior to Nortel, he spent two years in business research for Motorola's Corporate Strategy Office in EMEA and two years as a wireless analyst for the Yankee Group. As a journalist, he was deputy editor of Public Network Europe from 1990-1995 and editor of Mobile Communications International from 1995-1997. Patrick holds a B.A. in industrial relations and politics from the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is based in the U.K.

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Assaji Aluwihare, Director of Marketing, JDSU
Assaji Aluwihare is a communications industry veteran of 20 years’ standing, with a range of experience that includes leadership in R&D, product line management, general management and marketing. He has a long history in communications test and measurement and assurance applications, working with service providers in areas such as broadband, wireless and Ethernet networks. Assaji holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

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Jay Stewart, Director of Marketing for Carrier Ethernet Solutions, JDSU
Jay Stewart is a communications industry veteran of 27 years’ standing, with a range of experience that includes leadership in R&D and product line marketing. He has a long history in communications test and measurement and assurance applications, working with service providers in areas such as wireless, Ethernet, VoIP for Service Activation, performance monitoring and troubleshooting. Jay holds a degree in Computer Science from East Carolina University.

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