Method and apparatus for auditing 4G mobility networks
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2031-May-23
Potentially relevant companies (1): Verizon
Products & technologies (2): Network:Management, Wireless:LTE
A method and apparatus for auditing mobile services delivery to provide a coherent, path-based awareness of the quality level of the mobile services and the corresponding underlying transport elements supporting each service or path. In various embodiments, service or connection audits triggered within a network such as a 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network result in the execution of one or more test sequences adapted to provide service, connection or other information pertaining to the network or the supported mobile services.
1. A method for auditing a network comprising a plurality of network elements and communications links adapted to support a plurality of services, the method comprising:
using at least one processor for:
receiving an audit trigger associated with one or more Evolved Packet System (EPS)-related paths, the audit trigger having associated with it at least one of a starting point and a task, the starting point indicative of an initial network element or communication link, the task indicative of one or more audit tasks to be performed;
executing one or more test sequences in response to the audit trigger; and
storing, in a computer readable storage medium, data representing at least a portion of the results of the one or more executed test sequences.
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