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Service Assurance Leader Adds Comprehensive Mobile Network Monitoring Capabilities and Expands Global Reach

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 6:33am
Empirix Inc. today announced it has acquired privately held Mutina Technology S.p.A., an Italy-based provider of monitoring surveillance and analysis technologies for Mobile Broadband (MBB), Next Generation Networks (NGN), SS7/Sigtran Signaling, VoD/IPTV, and IP Core for Telecom and Enterprise Networks. The acquisition of Mutina strategically expands Empirix’s product line for the monitoring of mobile networks and extends the company’s presence in EMEA and Asia Pacific.

The acquisition of Mutina enables Empirix to offer quad play providers a service assurance solution that offers a full end-to-end view of their networks. The merging of these technologies results in a single, easy to use application for the analysis of control, user and data transmission plane information.

The combination of Empirix’s Hammer XMS™ solution for IMS, VoIP and SS7 networks with the IPXPlorer® system from Mutina delivers cutting-edge solutions for mobile broadband, video and data ? representing a truly comprehensive approach for all types of converged network operators.

In addition, Mutina’s innovative, hand-held device will enable technicians to bring the combination of these technologies out into the field to provide real-time service quality. Currently, Mutina’s portfolio is available as standalone products and work to tightly integrate these offerings into Empirix’s Hammer XMS platform is underway.

Empirix and Mutina bring a common architectural approach to the monitoring challenges of mobile and fixed networks. Both companies deploy software and custom hardware designed for high bandwidth IP with the flexibility of supporting legacy SS7/C7 signaling. The combined technology offers hardware platforms capable of monitoring up to 40GB of traffic per probe, providing real time analysis of IP services, user payload and network impairments.

“As service providers move quickly towards LTE networks, there is a need to monitor increasingly large amounts of voice, video, and data across all access networks,” said John D’Anna, CEO of Empirix. “The acquisition of Mutina strengthens Empirix’s position in the global service assurance market serving converged service providers. It allows us to expand our leadership position in the North America NGN monitoring market into the rest of the world as well as the mobile voice and data markets. Empirix can now offer this high bandwidth, comprehensive view all within a single platform, giving customers the benefits of ease-of-use, lowered costs and faster time-to-market as they scale their services. In addition to solidifying our position in the mobile marketplace, the acquisition of Mutina also firmly establishes Empirix as a leading presence in EMEA and Asia Pacific.”

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