Epitiro Unveils New Video Quality Test Strategy for LTE and Fixed Networks
CARDIFF, Wales, January 21, 2013
CARDIFF, Wales, January 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Epitiro, a specialist in QoE test solutions, today announces its new Video
Quality Test Strategy for LTE and Fixed Line networks as part of the company's
ipQ Performance Monitoring Solution development roadmap.
Over-the-top (OTT) streaming video performance quality will be measured
through simulating services such as NetFlix, LoveFilm and YouTube, and
analysing the key performance indicators (KPI) that affect subscriber quality
True end-to-end testing will be accomplished through playing a video reference
file from the head end, and analysing KPIs from the subscriber end in the
+Startup time (initial buffering)
+Count of interruptions to playback (i.e. Buffer drain events)
+Total re-buffering time
+Playback Quality changes (count)
+Best playback quality
+Worst playback quality
Like all of the metrics collected with the ipQ, the new video tests will have
the capability to be uniquely configured and the option of being automatically
scheduled or activated on demand.
Results will be presented immediately on the ipQ Analytics Dashboard for
real-time insight into video quality and reliability.
The new video quality testing capability will be available across the
portfolio of ipQ data collection probes providing the scope to fully measure
video on 3G and LTE Android devices as well as fixed networks.
"Demand for video streaming is forecasted to grow globally with LTE and
high-speed home services increasingly burdened with VoD traffic," said Jon
Curley, CTO, Epitiro. "We're excited to announce a video quality test
capability roadmap that will help both mobile and fixed operators manage their
vision for subscriber QoE."
The ipQ Performance Monitoring Solution currently measures underlying IP
network metrics that ultimately affect QoE such as speed, latency, jitter and
The first video quality analysis features will be available in Q2 2013.
Epitiro will make further announcements regarding LTE Voice Analysis and other
strategic measurements in Q1 2013.
"We're committed to providing innovative and essential quality of experience
measurement solutions for the industry," continued Curley. "Today's
announcement on video testing and our upcoming news on LTE voice testing are
aimed at addressing the key quality challenges facing service providers."
The document 'Video Quality Test Strategy for LTE and Fixed Line Networks' is
available at http://www.epitiro.com
Contact: Corporate Contact for Media Only: Iain Wood, Epitiro Group Ltd., +44
(0)2920 488226, firstname.lastname@example.org
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