Spirent delivers 5G core network testing solution for Dialog Axiata

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  • Spirent Landslide to test mobile and core infrastructure, user traffic and network functions for LTE and future 5G rollouts in Sri Lanka

Spirent Communications Plc, the leading provider of test, assurance, and analytics solutions for next-generation devices and networks, has announced that it has provided its industry-leading 5G core network testing solution Spirent Landslide to Dialog Axiata, Sri Lanka’s largest mobile operator. 

Dialog Axiata recently demonstrated a fully standards-based 5G mobile service, integrating 5G network infrastructure with 5G devices, and chose Spirent Landslide for its 5G core network testing to assure performance of the new services. Spirent Landslide emulates 5G devices and network functions to validate new 5G mobile and core nodes, ensuring readiness to deliver high-quality 5G services. 

To augment its field testing and analysis, Dialog Axiata has also deployed several other leading Spirent solutions, including TestCenter and Avalanche, while Spirent CloudSure will provide insights into Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and cloud infrastructure performance. This will enable Dialog Axiata to deliver expected Quality of Experience (QoE) to end users and assure successful 5G and SD-WAN deployments that reap maximum benefits from its virtualized environments.

Efficient performance of 5G core networks is paramount for the delivery of new 5G services. This is driving operators to expedite realistic and authentic system testing that can emulate real-world conditions, spanning a range of network elements and complex procedures, while meeting higher stability and endurance requirements. Spirent is working closely with Dialog Axiata in all aspects of its 5G core network testing to help accelerate deployment and roll out. 

“We are pleased to work with Spirent as a collaborator in leading the journey towards the successful deployment and rollout of 5G in Sri Lanka,” said Dialog Axiata PLC Group Chief Technology Officer Pradeep De Almeida. “As the front runner, Spirent’s industry-leading capabilities in 5G core network testing have been instrumental in the faster rollout of 5G technology and unlocking new and seamless end-user experiences.”

Spirent has been working closely with Dialog Axiata since 2018, playing an integral role in network test planning and validation of its next-generation infrastructure, current LTE services, and planned 5G rollout. 

“We are delighted to be collaborating with Dialog Axiata to help them safely accelerate time to market and assure that their 5G network delivers the flawless experiences that customers expect,” said Spirent’s Vice President of Sales for the APAC region Peter Tan.

Spirent is partnering locally with leading engineering services contractor ATSL International Ltd., which specialises in telco system installation and commissioning. ATSL will be providing the first level maintenance of the Dialog Axiata network through its managed services portfolio.

“It’s inspiring to be a part of a success story when a leading telco like Dialog Axiata is implementing a comprehensive network-wide test solution of this magnitude from a globally-recognised test solutions provider like Spirent,” said ATSL Systems Integration Head of Division Thushan Liyanage.