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Tollgrade, Minacom partner on triple-play testing

Mon, 06/12/2006 - 7:01am
Brian Santo, CED

Tollgrade Communications has forged a strategic alliance with Minacom to deliver integrated testing solutions for VoIP over cable networks.

Minacom is able to conduct tests over PacketCable Dynamic Quality of Service (DQoS) voice channels, which provides VoIP service quality testing. Tollgrade intends to incorporate those capabilities in its recently-released End-of-Line (EOL) probes and its DOCSIS-based Status Monitoring Cheetah Transponders.

This will allow Tollgrade units to act as responders for test calls placed by Minacom probes. The two claim this capability is an industry first.

Test automation, results analysis, service level classification, fault management and reporting are controlled by Minacom's DirectQuality R7 Web-based OSS, deployed by more than 70 service providers worldwide, according to Minacom.

The two companies plan to collaborate on developing and co-marketing integrated additional triple-play service level test solutions for Cable MSOs and telcos.

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