Network Performance Testing

From homes and offices through to production plants: everyone is looking at network service providers and equipment manufacturers to ensure outstanding network performance for work and play. Yet, what is ‘outstanding’ network performance’ all about? More than speed and bandwidth, it is also about latency. Make sure to measure, diagnose and optimize every single aspect, to deliver the quality of service that everyone expects.

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Performance Testing: Challenges

Network performance is a complex interplay of many distinct factors: from bandwidth and scale (number of devices, hosts, users, and applications) through to topology. What is more, it easily varies over time.

So, to effectively measure, monitor, diagnose and optimize network performance you need deep-rooted expertise and state-of-the-art measurement tools that tick the following boxes:

✔ Historical data and tools are necessary to be able to analyze your network over time, compare its behavior in the past and present and perform successful root-cause analysis.

✔ Reproducible: To measure progress, make sure your tools and environment support reproducible tests, and can control and monitor the input (traffic generator) and output, plus all the devices in-between if needed (monitoring + traffic generator/analyzer).

✔ Accurate and powerful: Use synchronized measurement tools to monitor one-way latency on large setups, with many ports and at different speeds. And ensure your tools are up to supporting the skyrocketing speed enabled by new technologies like GPON, NBASE-T, 5G, 10G DOCSIS, etc.

✔ End-to-end: Include all components that can impact performance. For Wi-Fi and mobile (4G/5G ), for example, the end devices are key.

✔ Relevant: Use relevant scenarios such as IPv4 or IPv6 with or without network translation.

✔ Large-scale: As your network performance will vary according to the number of devices, hosts, users, and applications, you will need a set-up that can scale to large networks.

Network Performance Testing with Excentis

Network and device testing has been our core business, at Excentis, ever since our foundation. As well as the experience and the expertise, we also have the measurement tools that tick all the above boxes. Here is how we can help:

Reproducible, accurate testing with ByteBlower® and ByteBlower WEP

Our ByteBlower traffic generator/analyzer and ByteBlower Endpoint, as its mobile extension, were designed to monitor and measure the performance of wired and Wi-Fi networks and products, respectively. Exceptionally intuitive, accurate and powerful, these help you to cover every blind spot and ensure truly outstanding network performance.

Lab or test as a service, in our state-of-the-art labs

The doors of our state-of-the-art test lab are open for you to perform testing with the most advanced equipment, under the best possible circumstances. Or you can leave the testing to us.

— Network Lab & Testing as a Service

Realistic testing in our dedicated Wi-Fi house

To run reliable Wi-Fi tests and measurements, you need numerous different configurations, realistic setups, and real-life devices. Enter our Wi-Fi house: a fully-equipped test and measurement machine to conduct representative, reproducible Wi-Fi tests, resulting in trustworthy recommendations.

— Wi-Fi testing in our Wi-Fi house

Excentis is an expert team of network, hardware and software engineers, testers and trainers, with decades of lab and field experience, a passion for optimization, automation and natural aversion to latency. How can we help?

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Optimized parameters not only resulted in a boost in overall performance, PŸUR even scored a whopping 100% in Download and Upload Data Tests.

Thomas Anders

Director of Engineering at PYUR

No new investment was needed to test Wi-Fi 6E, ByteBlower wireless endpoints are compatible with new devices out-of-the-box. Wi-Fi 7 will be no different!

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Manager IP Operations at Cable & Wireless

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Delivery Manager at Vodafone Group Services Düsseldorf

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Product Manager for Broadband Services at Tele2, Sweden

With support of the Excentis engineering team, we constructed an initial setup and successfully performed a first trial run in less than an hour!

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