Test and measurement company, JDSU, has said it intends to buy mobile service quality monitoring specialist Casabyte. Casabyte will be integrated with JDSU’s Communications Test and Measurement division, which is strong in residential broadband testing.
Casabyte’s service quality monitoring solutions are aimed at ensuring quality of service and reducing operating expenses and customer churn as mobile network operators deploy next generation networks and content-rich data and video services.
Patrick Kelly, founder and analyst at OSS Observer, said, “Casabyte’s solutions should help JDSU provide a broader offering of products to support customers deploying fixed-mobile networks and services. Casabyte’s product set is very complementary with JDSU’s NetComplete service assurance product portfolio.”
“The convergence of fixed-mobile networks and services requires communications test solutions for any service at any point in the network – from the head end to the handset,” said John Peeler, president of JDSU’s Communications Test and Measurement division. “With the addition of Casabyte’s product portfolio, JDSU offers the industry’s broadest set of service assurance solutions for the deployment of ‘quad-play’ broadband services.”
“In a fiercely competitive market, the simple expansion of services alone will not enable service and content providers to meet their business objectives,” said John Read, president of Casabyte. “Quality of service is a key success factor, and we will continue to help our customers achieve their QoS goals as a part of the JDSU family.”