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InfoVista Claims Top Honors for its End-to-End Backhaul Planning and Assurance Solution from Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan

October 23, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Mentum acquisition was pivotal to the expansion of InfoVista’s mobile network planning and service assurance capabilities

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Thursday, October 23, 2014 — Based on its recent market analysis, Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan recognizes InfoVista with the 2014 Stratecast Global Product Leadership Award for Innovative Backhaul Planning and Assurance. InfoVista’s focus on end-to-end mobile network performance has enabled the company to develop outstanding solutions that facilitate the integration of network planning and service assurance.

There is an urgent need for tools to help mobile operators make smart, economical and durable technology upgrades, to cope with the rapid evolution of communications technology. InfoVista can meet all of their needs with its wireless network planning and performance management product suite that covers all stages of network maturity, from initial dimensioning and planning to network optimization and operation.

In 2012, InfoVista acquired Mentum, an important provider of radio access network (RAN) and backhaul network planning and optimization solutions. With this acquisition, it gained the Mentum Planet, Mentum Ellipse and Mentum Fusion products, which help mobile operators drive the evolution of their RAN and backhaul networks.

“Unlike its competitors that focused primarily on customer-facing radio networks, InfoVista also staked out a strong position in backhaul planning with new innovative solutions,” said Tim McElligott, Senior Consulting Analyst, Global Operations & Monetization Strategy, Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan. “While other suppliers might offer network planning, service assurance or network optimization solutions, InfoVista uses network planning as the centerpiece in its end-to-end solution to ensure the mobile network performance and service quality.”

InfoVista operations and maintenance (O&M) products, such as VistaInsight for Networks, include service assurance, network performance management, application performance management, network optimization, configuration management, service-level management and traffic management that enables efficient operation of the network.

Furthermore, InfoVista provides mobile operators with comprehensive, end-to-end visibility of network performance by converting massive amounts of raw data from all network domains and application flow data into meaningful, application-aware performance KPIs. These KPIs help analyze extensive, highly granular signaling, voice, IT and mobile data to substantiate capacity planning decisions for the core and backhaul networks, and to accelerate root cause analysis and RF problem troubleshooting down to the individual device and interface.

“As failure of performance at either end of a wireless service, or anywhere in the middle, can be equally harmful to the network and to customers’ quality of experience, it is important to have an end-to-end network planning and service assurance process that supports both the radio interface and the backhaul,” McElligott noted. “InfoVista’s strong position in these areas provides mobile operators with a solid foundation for growth.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated product and implementation excellence to increase market share. The award recognizes the vision alignment, process design and operational efficiency, as well as the technological sophistication and favorable culture within the company. It also lauds the value, reliability and quality of the product/service, and its relevance to the needs of the industry in terms of value and design.

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About InfoVista

InfoVista is the leading provider of IP and RF planning, assurance and optimization software solutions and services that enable efficient network and IT transformations. Our award-winning solutions empower communications service providers and IT-intensive enterprises to deliver high-performing and differentiated services, while cost-effectively planning, operating, optimizing and monetizing their networks. InfoVista’s combined expertise and technology innovations in radio and IP networks provide more than 550 customers worldwide with a new level of network intelligence, visibility and control across the entire network life cycle. Using InfoVista solutions, they deliver optimal quality of service, ensure a high-quality user experience, invest appropriately and consolidate their OSS/BSS ecosystems, while keeping total cost of ownership as low as possible. For more information, please visit www.infovista.com.

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