Friday, 24 November 2017

SwissQual holds key to effective packet-switched communications including VoLTE

SwissQual
Wednesday 26 February 14

SwissQual – a Rohde & Schwarz Company – announces its revolutionary capabilities to more quickly isolate and resolve voice quality issues that would impact end-to-end VoLTE service. After the successful integration of POLQA in 2011, SwissQual has completed another milestone with significant consequences for network operators and service providers…

SwissQual – a Rohde & Schwarz Company – announces its revolutionary capabilities to more quickly isolate and resolve voice quality issues that would impact end-to-end VoLTE service. After the successful integration of POLQA in 2011, SwissQual has completed another milestone with significant consequences for network operators and service providers: the success of VoLTE by ensuring excellent end-to-end voice quality service.

SwissQual, a Rohde & Schwarz company, is the sole supplier of wireless network benchmarking and optimization products that can deliver additional insight to speech evaluation by defining the most likely reason for voice degradation: its product families Diversity and QualiPoc make end-user perceived quality the start of end-to-end service optimization.

For voice quality, most operators rely on a Mean Opinion Score (MOS) to indicate whether their voice quality is sufficient. The algorithm behind the MOS score is POLQA (Perceptual Objective Listening Quality Assessment), which is the most sophisticated voice quality estimator on the market and is especially designed for packet-switched transmission. POLQA became an approved standard by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), referenced as ITU-T Rec. P.863, and Swissqual is one of the inventors behind the standard.

Sophisticated root cause analysis
Dr. Jens Berger, Head of Applied Research at SwissQual: “Thanks to our insight into speech quality algorithms, SwissQual’s benchmarking and optimization products not only allow operators to assess end-to-end VoLTE voice quality service but also to derive and report additional information.

Today, POLQA is the only ITU-approved algorithm for assessing VoLTE voice quality and its challenges in signal analysis of time-scaling and advanced error masking effects. As a co-inventor of POLQA, SwissQual is in the unique position to enable operators to perform a root cause analysis. In addition, customers can prioritize quality issues to be solved first and take action to rapidly fix the issues that are most detrimental to end customers”, Berger says.


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