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Epitiro Adds iPhone Broadband Measurement App to its ipQ's QoE Analysis Solution

March 29, 2012

Epitiro Adds iPhone Broadband Measurement App to its ipQ's QoE Analysis Solution

By Sujata Garud
TMCnet Contributor

Epitiro has enhanced its ipQ Quality of Experience (QoE) analysis solution with the introduction of the iPhone (News - Alert) broadband measurement app. With the ipQ app, users are able to trigger the performance testing with a simple “push to test” mechanic. ipQ for iPhone runs on iOS version 4.0 or above. The solution offers speed tests and latency measurements, and identifies both the operator and the access technology used. Ofcom utilized Epitiro’s ipQ technology for benchmarking mobile broadband speeds of the UK’s leading MNOs, and by the BBC for creating the UK’s first crowd-sourced 3G coverage map.

In a press release, Jon Curley, Epitiro's CTO, said, “By giving our customers the ability to test their subscribers’ quality of experience on iPhones, as well as on Android (News - Alert) tablets and smartphones, our ipQ measurement solution gives operators a truly customer-centric approach to managing quality of experience.”

The app features a totally customisable ipQ Subscriber Survey which allows operators to directly engage with their subscribers and also collect important subjective customer feedback. It is available to download to an unlimited number of subscribers.

In 2011, Epitiro was announced the successful completion of an independent speed, latency and voice quality-of-experience analysis on a commercially available LTE (News - Alert)   network. According to Epitiro sources the tests undertaken on TeliaSonera Finland’s 4G LTE network that was recently deployed recorded peak broadband download speeds of 48Mbps (36.1Mbps mean) with mean latency being just 23ms. Also, the company’s engineers simultaneously tested TeliaSonera’s (News - Alert) legacy 3G network. It was found that LTE delivered mean download speeds that were nine times faster (3G=4.1Mbps) and its latency was five times faster (3G=117ms).

Epitiro is the global leader in broadband Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) analysis providing insight to ISPs, MNOs, industry bodies and government regulators. The company provides network intelligence on IP Quality of Service (QoS) and subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE) through measurement and analysis of broadband, voice and video services.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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