Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has planned to procure automated quality of service (QoS) monitoring and benchmarking tool for mobile phone operators, we have learned through sources.
According to details available with ProPakistani, after procuring this new system, PTA will be able to monitor the quality of service for data and voice telephony offered by cellular mobile operators in real time.
Documents available with ProPakistani revealed that this new proposed monitoring system will be able to evaluate the quality of service for audio and videos services, including live streaming as well as social media and Over-The-Top (OTT) communication services.
According to the official documents, the automated system will also be able to test and benchmark QoS for all four cellular mobile operators in parallel, for a specific location.
Moreover, this new system will have capacity to test various networks (2G, 3G and 4G) simultaneously. Additionally, as mentioned above, the system will have capabilities to test and benchmark various apps and services by reproducing end user experience for different networks.
The system will have data collection and data analysis (post processing) modules and related services to benchmark voice, SMS and data QoS KPIs for at least five operators simultaneously and will have the capability to expand to include more operators, if required.
The proposed system will have capability of being upgradable to next generation of mobile networks, such as 5G.
The equipment will be capable of benchmarking multiple scenarios of Voice, SMS and Data services of least five networks simultaneously and continuously.
It will support Application based testing like, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Netflix etc and will provide flexibility to support multiple device types of multiple vendors including but not limited to smart phones, modems and minicards etc.