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Anritsu surpasses GRQ framework defined by GSMA

01.02.2010
Copenhagen, Denmark, February 1 2010, Anritsu A/S, a global provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) for advanced and converged networks, announced today that they not only satisfy the GRQ (Global Roaming Quality) requirements as defined by GSMA – they surpass them with their Voice Quality measurement capability.

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Copenhagen, Denmark, February 1 2010, Anritsu A/S, a global provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) for advanced and converged networks, announced today that they not only satisfy the GRQ (Global Roaming Quality) requirements as defined by GSMA – they surpass them with their Voice Quality measurement capability.

The GRQ framework, initiated by GSMA has a set of KPI’s for voice, data and SMS, which enable Service Providers to formulate mutual SLAs (Service Level Agreement’s) between each other. Setting and monitoring SLA’s with roaming partners ensures revenue from inbound and outbound roamers is assured. Accurate and timely information on the reliability and Quality of Services for subscribers roaming outside their home network enables Service Providers to manage their roaming agreements and preferred roaming partners.

Anritsu’s eoPath Roaming Insight satisfies the GRQ requirements, which has 40 voice, data and SMS parameters, as defined by GSMA. It provides a multi-service monitoring solution that protects and increases Service Providers roaming revenue and improves the user experience. In addition, eoPath Roaming Insight has the option of measuring the Voice Quality of calls, adding an additional dimension to roaming partner management, exceeding the GRQ requirements.

Roaming traffic is typically a low percentage of total network traffic, but can make a significant contribution to a mobile network operator’s revenue and profit. As Providers are pressured more and more on creating profit from network traffic, roaming is becoming even more important, and Service Providers are looking for cost effective solutions that maximise the revenue from roamers.

“Enabling our customers to manage GRQ reporting, as well as provide them with an end-to-end tool to monitor the roaming Quality of Service, will help them become more profitable. So far handling mutual SLA agreements between Service Providers has been a challenge, but with eoPath Roaming Insight, this has become easier and an effective method to increase profits” said Marketing Director Neil Tomlinson.

About Anritsu Corporation
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's solution portfolio includes test and measurement solutions and service assurance solutions that address the technology lifecycle from R&D and lab testing, to operational support systems for in-service network monitoring and service assurance. The test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for embedment into communication products and systems.

Anritsu’s award winning service assurance solutions offer an integrated portfolio of applications combining network monitoring and optimization with a unique suite of service intelligence solutions for service and customer experience management. As a long-time leader in 3G solutions, Anritsu is committed to supporting the delivery of next-generation networks, addressing emerging technologies such as LTE, HSPA Evolution, MIMO, WiMAX and high-speed optical and IP networks. Anritsu sells in more than 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees

For more information contact
Neil Tomlinson
Anritsu Service Assurance Division, Global Marketing and Product Management Director
Tel: +45 72 11 22 00
Fax: +45 72 11 2210
Email: neil.tomlinson@anritsu.com

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