December 07, 2011 14:34 ET

MEDIA ALERT: Ixia to Host Webinar on Five Steps for Delivering Carrier Grade Wi-Fi

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 7, 2011) -

Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) and other industry leaders including Mobile Europe, Craig J. Mathias of Farpoint Group, and Steven Glapa of Ruckus Wireless will host a webinar to discuss the market drivers and requirements for successful mobile deployments, including:

  • Designing and implementing for reliability and capacity -- why "site surveys" alone are insufficient
  • Understanding the critical factors inherent in the difference between theoretical and real-world performance
  • Reviewing why user quality of experience (QoE) is of utmost importance
  • Examining how client behavior can affect even well-designed Wi-Fi networks
  • Listing five specific steps that can be taken to deliver "carrier grade" Wi-Fi

With the explosion of mobile data fueled by smart devices, operators must offload data traffic from their congested networks whenever possible. Even with the future promise of increased spectrum and capacity from LTE networks, the trend and demand for offloading traffic with Wi-Fi is here to stay.

Operators can't depend on the existing class of Wi-Fi offered by hotels and local coffee shops -- an unsatisfactory user experience on Wi-Fi can result in the loss of high-margin smartphone customers. As a result, Wi-Fi networks and devices are going through a major evolution, becoming critical extensions of operators' mobile data networks. This shift means Wi-Fi needs to become "carrier grade."

Many pitfalls confront operators engaged in upgrading their Wi-Fi: building for coverage rather than capacity, poor vendor access point selection, misconfigured devices, and underestimating client device behavior. Operators cannot fall into the trap of building networks based on theoretical performance claims -- they must use methodologies that quickly show true performance and measure actual user experience.

Glenn Chagnot, Senior Director, Product Development, Ixia
Craig J. Mathias, Principal, Farpoint Group
Steven Glapa, Senior Director, Field Marketing, Ruckus Wireless

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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About Ixia
Ixia provides the industry's most comprehensive converged IP services testing solution -- from the wireless edge to the Internet core. Network equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies use Ixia's industry-leading test and simulation platforms to design and validate a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G networking equipment and networks. Ixia's solutions create real-world conditions by emulating a full range of high-scaling networking protocols and generating media-rich application traffic to validate performance, conformance and security of cloud, core, data center, wireless and multiplay networks. For more information, visit