Ensuring optimised radio coverage across a range of environments is one pressing challenge for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) but there’s another that is becoming increasingly important. It’s one thing to understand radio access but it’s another to truly understand the performance of specific services in the same diversity of environments.

An optimized solution for ensuring compatibility and interoperability.

As we noted last time, achieving interoperability for RCS services and solutions is a key requirement, made more pressing by the rapid adoption of the service. With more than 100 million users already, it’s essential to maintain interoperability and to continue to enable service compatibility, not only within an operator’s network but also between different networks. That’s why we have taken the initiative by playing a key role in efforts to provide standardized compliance tests.

The unexpected growth of RCS highlights the need for interoperability and compliance – how can operators validate conformance?

RCS has been one of the unsung success stories of 2016. Without a huge fanfare, operators around the world have been busy deploying RCS services, often unnoticed by their customers or unremarked by the media. Yet the impact is clear – some operators now have millions of RCS users and, globally, an aggregate user base of more than 100 million has been built from scratch. We fully expect 2017 to see much more activity, as, according to the GSMA, over 50 operators have committed to delivering RCS.

TEMS™ (formerly Ascom Network Testing, and now part of InfoVista) recently sponsored the 5G North America event in Dallas, TX, where one of our resident experts, Dr. Irina Cotanis, participated in two panel sessions. Recently we sat down with Dr. Cotanis to ask her some questions about InfoVista’s TEMS solutions and the emergence of 5G. (Note: This is a technical discussion, so get your telephony dictionary handy just in case.)

EVS – Enabling the A in AQM

Written by Tuesday, 01 November 2016

AQM stands for Audio Quality Measurement. Audio means voice and music, but up till now there hasn’t been much music in the plain old telephony systems. That might change with the new audio codec called EVS. Enhanced Voice Service.

Not only does it promise this new codec enables you to transmit music with good quality from for example a concert.

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