Applications of commercial
data analysis software for testing
a telecommunications network
Abstract — This paper shows practical aspect in application
commercial software to analysis data concerning information
from telecommunication network. The following items are
discussed: example of network estimation methodology, the
main advantages of network testing system delivering infor-
mation concerning quality of service (QoS) and network per-
formance (NP) from the user’s perspective, general testing sys-
tem description and data analysis model and example forms
Keywords — network analysis, network estimation, network per-
formance, quality of service, PSTN/ISDN.
Commercial analysis software (computer decision support)
are usually dedicated to business operations. Many func-
tions of this software can be useful for processing data from
telecommunication equipment (user traffic) and testing de-
vices (testing traffic).
Application is presented as an example PSTN/ISDN net-
work testing system for a telecommunication operator.
It is based on experience from projects (AWP-IŁ) prepared
by National Institute of Telecommunications in Warsaw
for Polish Telecom (TP SA) and Polish Telecom Regula-
tor (URT). First version uses relational data base and special
made analysis software.
Implementation of computer decision software was neces-
sary, because large volume data are processed. Short time
calculation and many presentation forms are obtained.
During the choice of analysis software there were consid-
ering the following aspects:
user friendly interface for analyst and common users;
easy and flexibility creating new report forms of anal-
ysis and drilling if it is required;
modelling form results without programming;
possibility of next evolution forms presentation and
time of calculation;
easy distribution and security access to information;
export report form to other applications;
warranty of the next development and support.