Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 22 - Page 15


BTRC to assess Bangladesh ’ s mobile networks using Rohde & Schwarz test equipment

BTRC has selected Rohde & Schwarz for the installation , commissioning and supply of the mobile network benchmarking system . The contract includes modular Benchmarker II systems to be set up in vehicles and R & S Freerider 4 backpacks for in-field data collection .

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission ( BTRC ) has selected Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing solutions to assess and benchmark the performance , coverage and capacity of the country ’ s mobile network operators .

With the goal of improving the quality of service ( QoS ) and quality of experience ( QoE ) for end-users , the test equipment allows BTRC officials to follow an internationally standardized and fully transparent process based on the European Telecommunications Standards Institute ( ETSI ).
A huge increase in network traffic and demand has impacted the QoS and QoE of certain service providers in Bangladesh . To keep subscribers satisfied and encourage network operators to invest in their infrastructure , the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has initiated a campaign to transparently benchmark and assess operator performance .
In addition , the SmartMonitor solution supports remote data collection management and visualization , and SmartAnalytics provides deep data analytics and reporting based on the QoE centric network performance score ( NPS ).
Rohde & Schwarz , with its portfolio of leading-edge network benchmarking solutions , coined the NPS , a methodology ratified by ETSI and documented in ETSI TR 103 559 to characterize the overall network performance for a defined key performance indicator ( KPI ).

Vultr opens cloud data center location in Melbourne

Vultr , one of the world ’ s fastest-growing independent providers of cloud infrastructure , has announced the launch of its cloud data center location in Melbourne .

The move brings Vultr ’ s high-performance cloud infrastructure to Australian businesses and developers , offering an alternative to large incumbents .
Vultr ’ s newest cloud data center location is in Melbourne and it empowers businesses and developers across Australia to innovate more quickly .
J . J . Kardwell , CEO of Constant , the creator of Vultr , said : “ Our cloud data center launch in Melbourne embodies our strategy of supporting innovative cities with high demand for cloud and Edge Computing and a large community of skilled developers . This strategy brings significantly decreased latency to end-users by placing computing power closer to them .”
Leigh Spiegel , CTO of racehorse auction house Magic Millions , said : “ Magic Millions sells thoroughbred race horses largely via online auctions , and we rely on Vultr to power our video and web servers . We ’ ve found Vultr ’ s performance to be excellent , and we ’ ve also appreciated that the platform has allowed us to keep costs fairly low for some very network-intensive use cases . We ’ re thrilled that , with its Melbourne launch , Vultr is further enhancing its presence in our home country of Australia .”
Vultr has experienced global success with its alternative pricing model , and now operates data centers in 23 countries including Spain , Poland , India and Japan .
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