Speakers: Tom Kurata, Senior Product Specialist, EXFO Service Assurance
As networks continue to converge to IP-based systems, the need to monitor both wired and wireless network performance is crucial. Operators need to monitor various services and prove their service-level agreements (SLAs). With this in mind, what is the best monitoring method? Should providers focus on passive monitoring of customer traffic or on monitoring introduced traffic (active testing)?
During this Webinar, Tom Kurata, senior product specialist at EXFO Service Assurance, will explore the pros and cons of both methodologies.
Join us on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, to learn everything you ever wanted to know about: • Why monitoring is crucial to an operator’s bottom line • How network topology can influence monitoring methods • The differing requirements of troubleshooting vs. root-cause analysis • The economic impacts of service-level monitoring (both positive and negative)
Tom Kurata, senior product specialist, EXFO Service Assurance
With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications field, Tom Kurata is currently senior product specialist at EXFO Service Assurance, where he is responsible for the BrixHawk SA and BrixCall solutions.
His past experience includes acting as product manager for JDSU’s Wireless Managed Services group and as senior manager of performance optimization with T-Mobile USA. Tom has also worked for Apple, DSC and ITT/Alcatel.
Tom has a degree in math-computer science from UCLA.