March 23, 2012

Anritsu Adds Support for Latest GSM Association Roaming Performance Reports to MasterClaw® OSS Product

Anritsu A/S, a global provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) for advanced and converged networks, announces that its MasterClaw® network monitoring system now supports Release 3.0 of the Global Roaming Quality (GRQs) specification, as specified by the GSM Association. Global Roaming Quality reports enable carriers to compare like-for-like performance indicators for voice, data and SMS services provided to inbound and outbound roamers.

Roaming is a vital part of today’s mobile service and generates significant revenues for network operators. These days, to experience poor quality of service while roaming is as unacceptable to customers as when they are at home. The mobile device has become a utility relied upon for business and pleasure. When subscribers do not receive the flawless communication they expect, what is the fastest way to discover where the problem has occurred so it can be quickly corrected?
Anritsu’s MasterClaw now supports all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) applicable for a passive monitoring system, after the release of the latest version of the GSM Association’s GRQ specifications. The specifications are a set of standard metrics and reports that enable Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to compare the quantity and reliability of services provided to roaming subscribers. The measurements are vendor independent and ensure that the customer’s home network and the visited network are measuring performance in exactly the same way.

MasterClaw® GRQ is available for immediate delivery to existing and new MasterClaw® customers.

About Anritsu
Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operations. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments, as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.