Exfo has announced the launch of Nova Active over-the-top (OTT) video monitoring, a solution that enables service providers to automatically detect and diagnose the root cause of video streaming problems as soon as they begin, and identify their origin—whether inside or outside of their networks.
The solution gives mobile network operators, internet service providers and content delivery providers the means to detect, segment, classify and diagnose the root cause of video streaming problems as soon as they begin.
The company says it is the first such solution to enable service providers to pinpoint whether problems like freezing, buffering or lagging come from their network, the video platform, the user’s device, or a video provider such as YouTube or Netflix.
Exfo adds that the solution is able to:
- Deliver end-to-end visibility of OTT services.
- Support operators’ goals for 5G evolution.
- Provide operators with the tools needed to manage the explosion in OTT video services.
- Provide an extensible platform for keeping pace with ever evolving OTT services.
- Monitor video quality in near real time (per second VQS generation).
“As we all increasingly rely on video streaming for working, learning and socialising, the quality of over-the-top video services has never been more important. But until now, service providers did not have access to technology allowing them to quickly identify and solve video streaming problems, whether on mobile devices, at work or at home,” said Abdelkrim Benamar, EXFO’s vice president of Service Assurance, Systems and Services. “EXFO’s unique solution will give service providers the ability to quickly pinpoint the source of these problems, resolve video quality issues for users and capture the growing opportunity that video represents.”