FREMONT, Calif. -- VeEX today unveiled field portable test solutions capable of performing throughput testing up to 10 Gbit/s due to integration with Speedtest by Ookla. Available on CX350s-D3.1, and CX380s-D3.1 software for the TX300s platform, the Speedtest Powered throughput testing allows broadband service providers to reliably test their services on 1GE, 10GE, and DOCSIS 3.1 interfaces.
Speedtest by Ookla measures Internet connection speed and network efficiency by both service providers and their customers. Speedtest integration into VeEX’s test solutions leverages the hardware and software resources a test tool can provide for reliable and repeatable results, at full line rate. This is key to service providers, since they need to provide undeniable proof to customers that their broadband service meets service level agreements (SLAs).
"High-speed broadband subscribers are sometimes frustrated and may file unnecessary complaints as they try using regular computers to check their Internet speeds at or above 1 Gbit/s. Service providers face the challenge of proving their service is indeed being delivered as promised and that PCs are not enough to validate high-speed broadband services anymore," said Ricardo Torres, director of Product Marketing, Ethernet Solutions at VeEX, in the press release.
The industry organization's major initiatives will address broadband differentiation based on quality of experience, global test labs for services, 5G, multi-access strategies and more, say CEO Robin Mersh and CMO Geoff Burke in an interview with BBWN.
After NTIA asked for public comments on map improvements in October 2018, the FCC decommissioned the agency's broadband map in early December but did not say whether it will use any of the public's great ideas on its own (largely panned) map.
Mike Zeto, GM of AT&T's Smart Cities division, expects metro areas to adopt platforms to manage multi-departmental IoT solutions once internal processes are aligned and more agencies are involved in smart city applications.
Consumers are buying millions of IoT devices, from smart thermostats and security systems to intelligent entertainment setups and furniture. Yet many of these devices remain isolated because home users are uncomfortable connecting them to each other – or even their WiFi. After all, their WiFi network was probably designed only to handle a few laptops, a gaming system and a couple of smartphones. Now, demand on the network is surging and even though you're delivering 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, that doesn't necessarily mean the broadband power is in the right place or reaches every corner of a home.
Even if WiFi coverage is sufficient, typing is not on trend. Voice is far more natural, easier and faster. Using a TV keyboard is archaic when more and more households have access to cloud-based voice services, like Amazon Alexa. This webinar will explore how service providers can create a comfortable, truly smart home for consumers – simultaneously driving up margin and loyalty.
Tune in to Broadband World News Radio on Thursday, November 1 at 8 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. UK as Ronan Kelly, CTO, EMEA & APAC Regions at ADTRAN, explores the five pillars of network integrity -- a topic he discussed during his recent Broadband World Forum keynote. Register now!