NEC Provides Enhanced Traffic Management Solution for Control of Mobile Traffic
Published on: 20th Feb 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
NEC says that it has started sales of its enhanced "Traffic Management Solution" (TMS) for improving the display speed of web content and decreasing video stalls during video playback.
This solution enhancement, on top of NEC's existing Traffic Reduction Solution, adds a new "QoE Maximization Solution" (Quality of Experience) and a "Traffic Visualization Solution."
The QoE Maximization Solution dynamically tunes parameters for each unique user-flow.
The Traffic Visualization Solution enables mobile carriers to conduct traffic control measures by visualizing QoE and to design/optimize network and traffic by leveraging such visualized information. In addition, NEC's TMS also provides a "TMS to SDN Solution" that makes it possible to optimize the operation of a network by linking the visualized information with SDN.
"This solution is built upon NEC's advanced research and development efforts in packet communication infrastructure and traffic optimization and NEC plans to further expand its TMS solution coverage within EMEA, APAC and North-American markets." said Masaaki Nakano, general manager, Telecom Carrier Business Unit, NEC Corporation.
In recent years, mobile carriers are accelerating the introduction and coverage expansion of LTE networks to cope with surging mobile traffic. Generally, the introduction of LTE is meant to deliver faster throughput. However, it does not always satisfy the expected level of throughput, and QoE degradation takes place because traffic concentration and network bandwidth fluctuation occur when users are moving from one location to another.