The proliferation of advanced Long-Term Evolution (LTE (News - Alert)) and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) deployments has surged in the market. But the testing of these advanced voice technologies should be augmented too. Catering to this need, GL Communications (News - Alert) Inc., a provider of telecom engineering and IT consulting services, has announced that its voice and data testing solution, VQuad, has gone mobile with new capabilities.
For those unaware, VQuad (Voice VQuad) helps in voice quality testing (VQT) across many networks, such as wireless (VoLTE, LTE, 4G, 3G) via Bluetooth or wired headset, broadband Internet (LTE, 4G, 3G), voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) session initiation protocol (SIP), public switched telephone network (PSTN) and time division multiplexing (TDM).
VQuad VQT software is used to automatically send and record voice files from four different types of network (Quad meaning 4 networks: Wireless, VoIP, TDM, & Analog).
Apart from supporting up to eight telephony devices simultaneously, the augmented VQuad now supports scripting with variable parameters, portability for mobile drive testing, remote accessibility from CLI or WebViewer, centralized data retrieval along with mapping to Google (News - Alert) Maps and analysis of voice and data.
The WebViewer helps a voice quality test result display using a simple web browser. It is used to query and filter all results/events/errors from connected VQuad Probes, which is a single box solution including VQuad, dual universal telephony adapter (Dual UTA) and personal computer (PC).
According to sources, the VQuad includes a wide variety of updated test scripts, such as: Balanced that includes VQT and path confirmation testing; Bluetooth that includes VQT and delay measurements with full call control; FXO that includes VQT and delay measurements along with Fax testing; NetTest that includes PC based and mobile based data testing; and PTT that includes VQT and delay measurements with various synching methods.
For smart phones, the VQuad has the capability to completely automate the data tests to any GL app equipped phone irrespective of whether the device is on a voice call or not. The testing is fully automated with results sent to the central database (WebViewer).
Apart from supporting user defined global positioning system (GPS) information, the enhanced VQuad can automate with enhanced scripting and remote operation including traffic generation and call control scripting. Sources indicate that additional commands are available for Bluetooth enabled mobile phones.
Edited by Alisen Downey