EXFO's TravelHawk Pro Next-Generation Portable LTE Analyzer Chosen by Three of the World's Top Five LTE Network Operators
QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
TravelHawk Pro is the only portable analyzer that captures and analyzes
millions of live LTE network signaling sessions and user-plane data,
making it the ultimate troubleshooting solution for IP-centric wireless
EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) announces the launch of the TravelHawk Pro, the market's only
portable instrument designed for live LTE networks. This unique
troubleshooting solution brings unprecedented functionalities to the
field as it analyzes millions of LTE sessions over an entire LTE/EPC
With the recent global deployment of LTE networks, operators are
confronted with significant challenges when performing on-site
troubleshooting of live LTE networks. Success of a deployment depends
on the operator's ability to gain complete network visibility,
troubleshoot any potential service disruption and optimize the quality
of customer experience. When resolving customer issues, time is of the
essence so being able to effectively troubleshoot on-site can
drastically reduce the mean time to repair (MTTR) and make the
difference between losing customers and gaining market share.
Thanks to its advanced capturing and performance analysis capabilities,
EXFO's TravelHawk Pro can simultaneously connect to all interfaces
surrounding live mobility management entities (MME) and gateways (S-GW)
to provide complete network visibility to the network operators.
Furthermore, TravelHawk Pro can detect any commonly used application
such as Skype, Facebook, FTP, e-mail and VoLTE, and correlate the data
for complete LTE-network signaling analysis. This provides the unique
ability to address the subscriber-related issues with LTE signaling, as
well as the customer experience with the user-plane traffic.
"EXFO's TravelHawk Pro has quickly proven to be an unmatched
field-testing solution, as three of the top five LTE network operators
worldwide have already selected it to troubleshoot and optimize their
networks' performance," said Étienne Gagnon, Vice-President of EXFO's
Test and Measurement Division. "The TravelHawk Pro has demonstrated its
ability to handle huge amounts of data on the world's largest LTE
network, and to perform a comprehensive analysis of network signaling
and application issues, which greatly contributes to shortening the
For more on the TravelHawk Pro, visit the website product page or see it firsthand at Mobile World Congress 2013 (booth 6F83).
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading
providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers
in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers
innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and
maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks from the core to
the edge. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet,
OTN, FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies accounting
for more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a
staff of approximately 1700 people in 25 countries, supporting more
than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.
SOURCE EXFO inc.
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