SOURCE: BroadHop Inc.

BroadHop Inc.

November 17, 2010 11:33 ET

BroadHop Sets New Performance and Scalability Benchmarks for 3G, 4G LTE Mobile Networks Policy Control

Quantum Network Suite Policy Platform Achieves Support for 20 Million Concurrent Subscriber Sessions -- Surpassing Previous Benchmarks in Real World Policy Tests With Leading Independent Test Lab

DENVER, CO and LONDON--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) - BroadHop Inc., the network intelligence experts for service providers, today announced it has set a new standard in real-world 3G/4G performance and scalability. Quantum Network Suite, BroadHop's 5th generation policy management and control solution, successfully completed an in-depth and independent set of policy tests designed to measure scalability, performance, and real world use required for today's rapidly evolving networks. BroadHop's Quantum Network Suite demonstrated support for 20 million active sessions from a single 10U server chassis as well as setting new benchmarks for transactions per second (TPS) for 3G traffic and IMS/4G data and VoIP traffic. All testing was conducted and validated by the internationally recognized independent test lab -- the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) in collaboration with the HP Performance Lab and Ixia, a leading, global provider of converged IP network test solutions.

Key findings from the BroadHop Quantum Network Suite Performance and Scaling Tests:

  • Demonstrated support for 20 million active mobile user sessions from a single, 10U server chassis with sixteen server blades.
  • Demonstrated support for 28,000 TPS with 16 blades in a single 10U chassis.
  • Demonstrated support for 13K TPS with 8 blades in a single 10U chassis while applying policy and charging rules to multimedia voice and data traffic (Gx/data and Rx/VoIP).

These large scale and high performance numbers are significant for the following reasons:

  • Enables Tier 1 service providers to confidently scale to 100% policy controlled services for 3G and 4G LTE mobile networks, supporting up to 100M subscribers from a single chassis.
  • Demonstrates real world policy management even when delivering IMS/4G VoIP and data traffic and applying policy and charging rules on a per subscriber basis.
  • High performance and small footprint on COTS and ATCA platforms enable lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in advanced policy based solutions.

"Well-performing and functionally rich Mobile Core control plane systems are becoming a key element of competitive advantage in 3G and 4G (LTE/WiMax) networks. We specifically designed a new benchmark test program to qualify vendors for large-scale policy build outs. Our intent is to provide service providers with objective and independently verified policy performance benchmarks that can help them better plan their next-generation network deployments," said Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director, EANTC. "BroadHop's Quantum Network Suite met the objectives of this test. The solution demonstrated carrier class performance at large scale and the ability to deliver key services of service selection, location awareness, and fair use policies required in 3G and 4G networks."

"Next-generation mobile operators are moving from bandwidth management only to a richer set of policy-enabled services as part of the evolution to a Policy 2.0 application-focused world," said W. William Diotte, CEO and president, BroadHop Inc. "Policy is now considered a strategic asset that drives great value in both network and business areas -- so it is highly important that a policy platform be capable of scaling and performing to meet the aggressive growth and service goals of evolving and 4G network service providers. The EANTC policy test metrics set an important precedent for industry benchmark analysis and comparison, and we are delighted to have verifiably surpassed all previous known policy benchmark metrics."

BroadHop's Quantum Network Suite is specifically designed to enable service providers to make the shift from network centric, defensive bandwidth management to intelligent broadband services and next-generation mobile data and application delivery.

Ixia's wireless testing solutions accelerate the deployment and quality of mobile data services. Ixia is the leader in multi-dimensional testing for network capacity planning, including comprehensive policy management test solutions measuring all aspects of policy server performance.

About BroadHop
Deployed by more than 70 telecom service providers serving more than 300 million subscribers in 30 countries, BroadHop's policy management solutions enable service providers to control network resources in real time, monetize new services and applications, and deliver personalized, identity-based services in wireless and wireline networks. BroadHop products enable service providers to deliver converged applications, content and services over multi-access networks, so they can quickly build new revenue streams, reduce operating expenses, and create competitive advantage in their markets. For more information on BroadHop and its products, visit www.broadhop.com or follow the company on http://twitter.com/broadhop.

About EANTC
The European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) offers vendor-neutral consultancy and testing services for network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprise customers. Primary business areas include interoperability, conformance, and performance testing for Carrier Ethernet, IP/MPLS, Triple Play and Mobile technologies and applications. For more information, visit http://www.eantc.com/.

About Ixia
Ixia is a leading provider of converged IP performance test systems and service verification platforms for wireless and wired infrastructures and services. Ixia's test systems are used by network and telephony equipment manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, service providers, governments and enterprises to validate the performance and reliability of complex networks, devices and applications. Ixia's multiplay test systems address the growing need to test voice, video and data services and network capability under real-world conditions.

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