Test and measurement specialist EXFO has added Speedtest by Ookla's technology to its MaxTester 635G tester, giving service providers a single tool that integrates physical, service and throughput testing.
Introduced last year, MaxTester 635G is a handheld G.fast test set and has already been selected by Openreach for its G.fast roll-out (see EXFO MaxTester 635G selected for Openreach G.fast pilot).
The new software enables operators rolling out FTTx broadband to make sure residential subscribers get the upload and download speeds they expect, based on results obtained directly from the testing devices used by technicians in the field.
Speedtest by Ookla measures the true TCP throughput over the customer's G.fast, DSL or Ethernet circuit using the industry gold standard in internet connection speed testing.
The handheld MAX-635G enables technicians to perform a Speedtest anywhere in the last mile network – from a distribution point unit (DPU), network interface device, or optical networking terminal – enabling more reliable and consistent results in the field.
"To thrive in a context of massive industry transformation, service providers need more consistent and accurate network testing, executed more efficiently," said Stéphane Chabot, EXFO's vice-president, test and measurement. "As their partners, our job is to develop smarter solutions that meet those needs. We're proud to be the first to integrate Speedtest and provide operators with the perfect all-in-one tool for residential testing."
In addition to being Speedtest Powered, EXFO's MaxTester 635G helps service providers confidently install, turn up and maintain G.fast, VDSL2-35b, VDSL2- and ADSL2+ deployments, and verify subscriber data rates of up to 1Gb/s.