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Ixia Enables Mobile Operators to Deliver on the Promise of HetNets

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) announced an industry-first guide that equips mobile operators with critical insight needed to optimize Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets). Small Cells, Big Challenge: Designing and Deploying Successful Mobile HetNets leverages Ixia’s extensive work with mobile operators and network equipment manufacturers and our background in validating wireless networks to help operators fast-track new services.

Mobile traffic continues to grow exponentially as smartphone usage and video-based applications are on the rise. With subscribers demanding better, faster, more media-rich services, mobile operators must find cost-effective new ways to increase coverage and capacity in high-growth areas. HetNets use “small cells” and carrier Wi-Fi to supplement high-cost base stations and achieve a powerful mix of practical and economic advantages including:

  • Improved spectrum efficiency
  • Better coverage and capacity in urban areas and corporate buildings
  • Speeding compelling new services to market
  • Increased retention and revenue per customer

With HetNets, thousands of intelligent devices may be deployed on lampposts, at public venues, in buildings, and other new locations. Small Cells, Big Challenge gives operators a unique resource for understanding and conquering HetNet deployment issues—scalability, interference, mobility, security—to deliver a high-quality customer experience.

Ixia’s comprehensive suite of wireless test solutions help mobile operators worldwide succeed with innovative yet complex deployments such as small cells and carrier Wi-Fi. Drawing on our rich experience and extensive insight into our customers’ pain points, the new eBook helps providers deliver on the promise of HetNets and profit from surging demand.

For more information on validating and optimizing HetNet deployments, visit http://hetnet.ixiacom.com.

Industry commentary

“The business case is strong as HetNets help improve retention and unlock new revenues, but adopting this new model brings many challenges,” David Chambers, Wireless Industry Analyst and founder of ThinkSmallCell. “Orchestrating a seamless service using multiple equipment vendors, introducing new features, software upgrades and configuration parameters all involve risk. Ixia provides a step-by-step approach for validating designs and performance in the lab before and after deployment.”

“Mobile connections are growing faster than ever before, and media-rich, bandwidth heavy applications are more tightly integrated in day-to-day life. This means that mobile operators must find cost-effective, scalable ways to build and strengthen their networks, and HetNets are the solution,” said Joseph Zeto, Director of Product Marketing, Ixia. “Understanding that these next-generation networks don’t come without risks, Small Cell, Big Challenges helps mobile operators benefit from Ixia’s unique and encompassing insight into validating and optimizing HetNets.”

About Ixia

Ixia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic, connected technologies and services. Through actionable insights that accelerate and secure application and service delivery, Ixia's customers benefit from faster time to market, optimized application performance and higher-quality deployments. Learn more at http://www.ixiacom.com.

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