Xencode, Inc., a developer of cloud-based applications for mobile communications, has announced the launch of XenSurvey – the first software-as-a-service (SaaS) network analytics platform to combine the flexibility of everyday Android smartphones and the scalability of the cloud to measure, analyze and compare multiple cellular broadband networks. XenSurvey empowers every telecom professional with a powerful, carrier-grade network analytics tool and eliminates the cost of specialty equipment. It accomplishes this by synchronizing off-the-shelf 4G-capable Android devices coupled with a powerful, cloud-based management system for conducting GPS-accurate network surveys in the field.
Unlike consumer-grade bandwidth testing apps, XenSurvey was designed with the carrier in mind; as detailed performance and quality metrics are collected, they are stored in the cloud, so vital network intelligence can be quickly and easily viewed and shared across the whole enterprise.
The complete XenSurvey solution is composed of an Android app that gathers network metrics, and a cloud-based analytics engine that receives, formats, and converts the raw data into meaningful information that is clear, uncluttered, and easily analyzed by a telecom professional. A key feature of XenSurvey is the ability to measure different cellular networks at the same time by synchronizing multiple Android devices during a single survey, and simultaneously delivering performance and quality metrics from operators such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. XenSurvey captures and visualizes detailed information to help pinpoint issues and provide mobile operators, system integrators, enterprise and M2M customers with a clear picture of a network’s real-world operational capabilities. XenSurvey is carrier-agnostic, working worldwide with commercial networks including 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE and WiMAX, and private networks including LTE Band 14 for Public Safety.
“As mobile operators deploy the next generation of 4G infrastructure all over the world, it’s vital to understand data network performance and quality with a high degree of granularity,” said Liz Kerton, President of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. “Our primary function at the Council is to connect our network of carriers and vendors to the startups with the solutions that fit their needs. With performance intelligence becoming even more important to our network, the Council encourages the engagement of solutions like XenSurvey.”
XenSurvey for Android is available as a free download from Google Play, while XenSurvey for Cloud subscription plans start at $30/month for a single device. In addition to supporting Android devices, the XenSurvey API can also receive network measurement metrics from third party devices deployed in the field – including mobile and fixed location cellular routers – enabling 24/7/365 network condition monitoring of devices installed for M2M applications including transportation, utilities, healthcare and public safety.