Microwave Journal

Agilent Adds WiMAX Software to Signaling Analyzer Products

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain

February 15, 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the addition of powerful and easy-to-use WiMAX analysis software to its signaling analyzer platform. Using this software and platform, service providers and network equipment manufacturers will be able to accelerate the development and deployment of WiMAX networks.

Mobile WiMAX is regarded as one of key technology options of third-generation (3G) and fourth-generation (4G) mobile networks, where voice, video and data services all reside in one high-speed, spread-spectrum radio access network. A new generation of protocol analyzers is required to satisfy the new requirements of monitoring ASN (Access Service Network) and CSN (Connectivity Service Network) of Mobile WiMAX. Agilent’s family of signaling analyzers is designed to solve these higher intelligence and performance needs.

The Agilent J7910A signaling analyzer WiMAX solution offers a breakthrough in troubleshooting methodology with a high-performance, client server, multi-user architecture, and seamless drill down from statistics and call traces, to messages and decodes. This solution allows full and uniform testing of network and individual call performance across all key interfaces of a Mobile WiMAX network, including R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and R8 interfaces. Engineers are able to rapidly identify WiMAX network problems as they occur by transforming overwhelming amounts of data into actionable information and problem definitions. The signaling analyzer WiMAX solutions allow users to efficiently and effectively troubleshoot, optimize performance benchmark, plan, install, and maintain WiMAX networks.