Huawei announced the release of uTraffic, a network traffic analysis system. Based on Huawei’s performance management platform, uTraffic enables carriers to analyse network traffic and flow, in order to monitor the quality of network “pipes”.
Due to the emergence of new services such as mobile Internet, high-definition video, online gaming, and cloud applications, data traffic is growing drastically and bandwidth needs are continually expanding. For many carriers, revenue is not increasing with the growth in traffic, with network “pipes” now overloaded. The ability to proactively monitor and optimize network traffic is the biggest challenge carriers face in terms of network operations and maintenance.
Lu Hongju, President of Huawei’s Fixed Network OSS & Service Product Line, said: “Mobile broadband has evolved from the global system for mobile communications to long term evolution. Fixed broadband has evolved from traditional voice and Internet applications to high-definition video and cloud applications. Network traffic will increase tenfold and more in the next three years. Carriers are faced with rapid network traffic growth, dynamic traffic changes, and traffic flow uncertainties. Visualizing and optimizing network traffic and flow, enhancing the transmission efficiency of network ‘pipes’, and improving service quality and experience are key issues that carriers need to solve immediately.”
Huawei’s uTraffic, a network traffic analysis system with a scalable distributed architecture, was designed to address these issues. This system can display overlapping physical topologies, geographic information system (GIS) mapping, network traffic, and also locate traffic congestion points. By collecting and analysing traffic, uTraffic can predict traffic and broadband utilization rates for the next one to three months, in addition to forecasting where the bottleneck in the “pipe” is likely to occur. uTraffic also supports network expansion, using embedded probe technology to monitor traffic and “pipe” quality to an accuracy of 10-6, the highest in the industry.
Huawei also leads the industry in achieving point-to-multipoint monitoring by extending the Y.1731 technology. uTraffic will significantly enhance carrier capabilities in the lean operations of network “pipes”.