Network traffic analytics aids efficiency

At this week’s Mobile World Congress Americas, ipoque, a Rohde & Schwarz company, will introduce R&S Intra, intelligent network traffic analytic software.

The software is designed for communication service providers (CSPs) to access real-time reporting capabilities that enable CSPs to efficiently glean data insights on subscribers across networks, and to make decisions to enhance organisational efficiency, says Rohde & Schwarz.

CSPs have to be able to manage ever-increasing volumes of data from IoT-enabled devices. The number of connected devices is expected to double between 2018 and 2020, boosted with the arrival of 5G technology.

Intra offers connectivity options up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet and a processing speed to provide CSPs with data insights at a reporting rate of one second for actionable, real-time insights that can be used across CSP business units including network planning, product marketing and customer care. With flexible analytics application program interfaces (APIs) that seamlessly connect to any big data system, R&S Intra allows all CSP stakeholders to synchronise and optimise data analytics activities to drive decisions across business units, reducing costs and improving overall business performance, says Rohde & Schwarz.

Dirk Czepluch, CEO at ipoque said: “CSPs need to operate efficiently – in terms of both securing and acting on network data insights. Data shows its true value when analyzed across departments, combined with other sources of information and amassed in a conclusive, multi-purpose pool. . . . giving them the ability to extract value from their networks, use data in a more agile way and accelerate time to action.”

R&S Intra has proprietary deep packet inspection (DPI) engine R&S Pace 2 and real-time packet processing to offer fine-grained information on network traffic, subscriber sessions and network metadata. It can be easily integrated with existing systems, fully virtualised and scaled up as needed. With a standard and vendor-independent big data export, R&S Intra also allows CSPs to reuse collected data for future use cases.

Visit ipoque at Rohde & Schwarz’s booth in South Hall #S-2814 at Mobile World Congress Americas (12 to 14 September) in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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