Spirent integrates VoLTE HD voice testing among products


Spirent Communications (www.spirent.com) has integrated its field-based Nomad HD testing solution with its CS8 Mobile Device Tester and 8100 Mobile Device Test System to assess VoLTE call performance and voice quality in the lab.  The move provides a common measurement solution for both VoLTE live networks and lab work.

Carriers can […]

GL Communications adds POLQA to its testing software


GL Communications has added POLQA (Perceptual Objective Listening Quality Analysis) to its voice quality testing software.

The company’s enhanced VQuad and stand-alone Voice Quality Testing (VQT) software both incorporate support for POLQA, also known as ITU-T P.863.

POLQA is the successor to PESQ and supports the latest HD voice codecs and network transport […]

OPTICOM white paper on HD voice quality measurement available


OPTICOM has a white paper with Metrico discussing a case study on HD voice quality measurement.  It looks at the differences between the 2000-era PESQ benchmark and the more recently released POLQA algorithm.

Metrico did testing using POLQA across two HD voice-enabled wireless networks in the UK, contrasting HD voice with standard narrowband calls, […]

OPTICOM rolls out App-2-App QoE testing for smartphones


Just in time for Mobile World Congress, OPTICOM has rolled out app-based management to include quality of experience (QoE) on smartphones for over the top (OTT) testing. HD voice is featured.

The Q-Apps software-based testing apps can either be installed on what it calls “COTS” smartphones, embedded in applications, or both; it can also […]

Ixia rolls out HD voice testing solution for VoLTE for Mobile World Congress


Ixia has announced a new VoLTE testing product it will demonstrate at Mobile World Congress at the of the month.

The new test application will load into the IxLoad solution to enable mobile operators to measure voice quality end-to-end from the cell tower through the core network.. Operators will be able to compare and […]

Metrico Wireless rolls out POLQA for mobile HD voice testing


Metrico Wireless (www.metricowireless.com) has announced it is upgrading its Nomad call performance and voice quality evaluation product to support POLQA (Perceptual Objective Listening Quality Analysis), the new ITU-T voice quality testing standard selected back in July  (And covered here…). 

The implementation is expected in the last quarter of 2010; existing customers will […]

First CAT-iq 2.0 test labs appointed


The DECT Forum has announced that CETECOM ICT Services GmbH  in Germany and Nemko AB of Norway have been approved as the first CAT-iq 2.0 test laboratories.

The CAT-iq 2.0 certification program will start in September and is on track to enable the “market launch” of CAT-iq 2.0 products before the end of […]

POLQA Mobile HD voice testing standard announced


OPTICOM, SwissQual and TNO announced that their POLQA voice testing technique has been selected to form the new ITU-T voice quality standard to be used with HD voice, 3G, and 4G services.

POLQA – “Perceptual Objective Listening Quality Analysis” was the winner of a technical competition carried out by ITU-T to define a technology […]