|[August 21, 2014]
Azimuth Releases US Operator Performance Benchmarking Case Study
ACTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Azimuth Systems (News - Alert), Inc. today announced the availability of its US
Operator Performance Benchmarking Case Study. This case study leverages
Azimuth's Analytics Solution to compare performance across four major US
networks and highlights the impact of device-network interactions on key
device and network KPIs. The case study also introduces "System
Interaction KPIs" which are specifically designed to identify how
devices impact the network.
Clear performance differences were observed, which led to insightful and
in some cases counter-intuitive results:
The fastest network is 20-50% faster than the other networks despite
having more device-network interactions. This network is also the one
most likely to offer the best battery life for the device.
One network offered very good over-the-air data rate, but couldn't
extend these gains to the subscriber resulting in low user perceived
The device spent significantly longer (40-60%) time on 3G than on LTE (News - Alert)
for one operator, potentially due to the network settings among other
factors. The relatively high time spent on 3G had a direct impact on
The operator with the best application throughput also had the highest
number of device-network interactions.
According to Vivek Vadakkuppattu, Director & Head of the Analytics
Business unit at Azimuth, "Ever increasing network and device complexity
has increased the impact of device-network interactions on the
subscriber experience.Traditional testing has not yet caught up to this
new reality and instead remains focused on device-specific or
network-specific KPIs. The results from this case study highlight that
an understanding of device-network interactions can provide new insights
into device and network performance, ultimately impacting end user
Conducting simple comparisons of throughput are no longer sufficient.
Devices impact each network differently and a view into device-network
interactions using metrics such as "System Interaction KPIs" can offer
new insights into performance differences. Azimuth Analytics is a
leading platform for automating benchmarking and regression testing of
devices and network elements and is designed to provide operators,
network equipment manufacturers and device OEMs the data they need to
continually improve device and network performance.
The US operator comparison case study can be downloaded from Azimuth's
Website at http://www.azimuthsystems.com/resource-library/case-studies/.
About Azimuth Systems
Azimuth Systems, Inc. is a leader in
mobile performance test solutions for network operators, device OEMs,
chipset vendors and infrastructure providers. The industry is in an
unprecedented period of transition, with the introduction of major new
network, device and service technologies, and aggressive competition for
an increasingly saturated market. Azimuth delivers systems and software
to enable measurement and correlation of user experience, device
performance and network events, facilitating rapid identification and
resolution of issues, maximizing quality and customer satisfaction, and
minimizing time-to-market and network impact. The company is based in
Acton, Massachusetts, USA with sales offices around the world. Contact
Azimuth at +1 (978) 263-6610 or at www.azimuthsystems.com.
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Azimuth® is a registered trademark of Azimuth Systems.
Azimuth Analytics and Diagnostics Network Analytics (DNA) are trademarks
of Azimuth Systems.
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