What you cant measure you cant improve



Why this focus on India when India is still a very nascent market as far
as bandwidth and network testing are concerned?
India is a huge opportunity for us as it has one of the fastest growing
networks in the world. India gives us a ripe ground to prove the resilience and
reliability of our products. There are still no defining industry standards in
India, we want to push the industry standards here. Internet traffic in India is
doubling with every passing year. Thus, India as a market is a big incubator for
us.

What is the demand for network testing solutions in India?
The need for network testing is being acknowledged by organizations. The
reasons behind this are simplewhat you cant measure you cant improve.

Atul Bhatnagar, president and
CEO, IXIA

What do you have to say about the network security standards in India?
Gradually, we are witnessing the best of class companies foraying into
India. They are bringing security standards to the company. To be sure, the
security infrastructure is not the same as that of western nations, but best
practices are finding their way into the country from outside.

Can you explain the concept of iSimCity?
iSimCity is an executive briefing center and proof-of-concept (PoC) lab in
Bangalore aimed at serving the growing telecom R&D presence in India. The new
iSimCity is the most advanced IP simulation lab in India, capable of
simulating an entire city, reaching out to a broad subscriber base, offering a
host of IP services. iSimCity is able to simulate 120,000 subscribers in a
single test and by the end of the year, the capacity is expected to reach up to
500,000 subscribers.

What are the trends you see emerging in India vis–vis the networks
deployment?
India is still going through the adoption curve as far as the consumer is
concerned. But the consumer in India is far more wireless savvy than other
countries. India is a country where the cell phone has tremendous potential. All
this only spells the need for more bandwidth and more comprehensive solutions.
We would need the next chunk of bandwidth in the coming five years.

Mehak Chawla
mehakc@cybermedia.co.in

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