According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report (published in June 2017), more than 50% of mobile data traffic is video related. That number is expected to grow significantly, reaching close to 75% by 2022.
Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are constantly trying to optimise their network infrastructure in order to meet subscriber demand and to deliver the expected (and required) quality of experience. In turn, network vendors are implementing new and improved features for TCP optimisation (for example, traffic shaping) and policy based traffic handling.
In order to validate these ongoing improvements, CSPs and vendors need solutions that can emulate a large number of subscribers in a realistic manner and, in particular, engaging in a variety of active mobile video sessions. That’s why we’re excited to announce that Solver can now perform emulation of subscribers consuming different kinds of video services.
Even though video constitutes the majority of mobile video traffic, there are of course many other types of applications, such as web browsing, social media, email, and more, which are also being used by mobile subscribers. Solver also supports these applications and by combining different applications, we can create a traffic mix that is optimised and relevant for the specific network under test.
The mobile data capabilities offered by Solver cover the full stack and are completely stateful for each emulated device (UE). This means that test sessions for common content providers such as Netflix and YouTube can be established. In addition, we can also provide emulated content servers to enable more controlled test environment.
By using Solver for verifying the network infrastructure that supports and delivers mobile data applications, CSPs and vendors can tune configurations, validate new features, and deploy or release new products and software versions faster, with greater confidence.
Would you like to know more? Please get in touch to find out how Solver can provide the traffic emulation you need, at the scale your network requires to validate mobile video services and applications.
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