Telefónica Selects Ixia, a Keysight Business, to Deliver Global Network Visibility Architecture


Ixia's visibility solutions monitor Telefónica's physical and virtual networks

SANTA ROSA, Calif., February 13, 2019

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Telefónica has selected visibility solutions from Ixia, a Keysight Business, to provide a cost-effective, scalable, homogeneous visibility architecture for monitoring their physical and virtual networks worldwide.

Mobile operators and enterprises use Ixia's visibility solutions to increase quality of experience (QOE), enhance network performance, detect network anomalies, and improve business intelligence. Ixia's solutions provide the real-time, end-to-end visibility and insight organizations need to protect and improve performance of their critical networking, data center and cloud business assets.

"With increasing monitoring requirements due to 5G and VoLTE, we needed a scalable, cost-effective monitoring solution for both our physical and virtual networks," said Javier Gavilan, Core Network, Platforms and Transport Director at Telefónica Global CTIO. "Ixia helps us to deliver immediate visibility into our network traffic, enabling us to improve network operations, facilitate use case resolution for service operation centers and reduce total cost."

Ixia's visibility solutions deployed by Telefónica include:

  • Ixia's Network Packet Brokers (NPBs), which deliver intelligent, sophisticated and programmable network flow optimization and provide visibility and security of business assets enabling monitoring teams to quickly resolve application performance bottlenecks, troubleshoot problems, improving network monitoring and security tools
  • Ixia's network tap products, including optical fiber tapscopper taps and tap aggregators, for visibility into network traffic to help maintain optimal performance and security
  • Ixia Fabric Controller (IFC) for centralized management of NPBs to create a security and monitoring fabric that operates as a single, cohesive layer
  • "As the growth in data continues and service providers embrace virtualization, 5G and other new offerings, the need to ensure network performance, security and quality of experience is greater than ever," said Mark Pierpoint, president of Ixia Solutions Group at Keysight Technologies. "Working with one of the world's leading service providers, as well as our local partners, has enabled Ixia to deliver a worldwide visibility architecture which meets Telefónica's need for a cost-effective visibility solution delivering unmatched business insight."

    Ixia visibility solution deployments have been completed for Telefónica in Spain, Germany, UK, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and Centro America (Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama) with ongoing projects in several other locations.

    About Keysight Technologies

    Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight's solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.9B in fiscal year 2018. More information is available at

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