Evaluating Wireless Broadband Gateways for Deployment by Service Provider Customers

CASE STUDIES

Evaluating Wireless Broadband Gateways for Deployment by Service Provider Customers

Broadband service providers are constantly seeking ways to improve their average revenue per user (ARPU) by offering value-added services and multimedia applications on top of traditional voice and data services. Among other things, these services demand high quality and performance from the equipment deployed by the service provider.

Offering service in more than a dozen western U.S. states, the provider featured in this case study responded to demand from its customer base to extend broadband access wirelessly across the homes and businesses served. To guarantee superior customer satisfaction, the provider decided to qualify wireless broadband gateways or base stations (WBS) from two different vendors using Ixia’s IxVeriWave Wi-Fi test systems to subject the equipment to the actual network conditions it would encounter in live end-user environments. 

Read this case study to see how testing not only helped the provider assess the quality of two competing solutions, but also provided a clear picture of how each compared to enterprise-class wireless access points (APs).