Ixia, a global provider of IP (internet protocol) performance test systems has launched iSimCity, an executive briefing center and proof-of-concept (PoC) lab in Bangalore.
Aimed at serving the growing telecom R&D presence in India, the company’s presence in Bangalore is the second such facility started by Ixia, the first one being in California.
Ixia has also announced a multi-level partnership with California Software Company (Calsoft).
Calsoft and Ixia will together make a joint investment to establish an Ixia Center of Excellence (COE) in Chennai. As one of its partners, Ixia will look to Calsoft to provide skills in technology areas complimentary to Ixia’s in order to address telecommunication markets globally.
The new “iSimCity” is the most advanced IP simulation lab in India, capable of simulating an entire city, reaching out to a broad subscriber base offering a host of IP services claims Ixia.
iSimCity is able to simulate 120,000 subscribers in a single test and by the end of the year, the capacity is expected to reach up to 500,000 subscribers. Ixia’s multiplay test systems address the growing need to test voice, video and data services and network capability under real-world conditions.
Currently the growth of NEM R&D facilities in India and the growth of the IP network in India offering such services as VoIP, IPTV will determine Ixia’s growth in the country. Ixia’s test systems are used by network and telephony equipment manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, service providers, governments and enterprises to validate the performance and reliability of complex IP networks, devices, and application.
The company works with Reliance, Bharti, Nortel, Cisco and Juniper amongst others.