TIM sticks to protocol with Tektronix

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Deploys protocol analysis tools for UMTS deployment

Tektronix, a leading provider of test and measurement equipment, today announced that TIM has chosen Tektronix' K15 protocol analysers for field deployment of it's UMTS networks.

With this purchase TIM extends its existing Tektronix test infrastructure to a test platform that is able to address existing 2G and 2.5G, as well as 3G networks. The new tools enable faster troubleshooting for the network operator, helping TIM to deliver high levels of Quality of Service.

The new Tektronix K15 test system will allow TIM engineers to reduce the time required for protocol analysis during troubleshooting activities in the field. Identification and analysis of the sources of service degradation are conducted in real-time, allowing resolution within minutes or hours.

"The ability to deliver peak performance is key to our customers, whose success is dependent on a reliable, functioning network," said Bob Agnes, Vice-President for Mobile Protocol Test at Tektronix.  "As complex 3G networks go live and operate with existing 2G and 2.5G systems, our aim is to deliver high quality tools that allow operators, such as TIM, to deliver high quality services to end customers."

Tektronix has worked with TIM in the past to provide K1297 protocol analysers for the monitoring of core and radio access networks in Italy. With unmatched application software, including the first real-time Multi-Interface Call Trace for 3G, 2.5G and 2G networks, Tektronix' new K15 protocol test platform continues to address complex network issues and enable faster resolution of quality problems even in high traffic network environments.

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