09 May 2019 - TAMPA, FLORIDA - Enterprise telecommunications software leader Axiros is pleased to announce the Axiros AX CAF PERFORMANCE PLUS Speed and Latency Test Program for recipients of Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II funding. Axiros North America, Inc., a subsidiary of global leader Axiros GmbH, has designed the AX CAF PERFORMANCE PLUS program to address the needs of Internet Service Providers and broadband carriers who are utilizing CAF II and related funding to bring high speed internet service to rural and underserved markets in the United States. Recipients of CAF II funding are subject to mandatory speed and latency testing, which the new Axiros program enables for operators of all sizes without additional hardware.
The Axiros AX CAF PERFORMANCE PLUS Speed and Latency Test Program utilizes technology Axiros helped pioneer in the telecommunications industry, including its world renown Auto Configuration Server and TR-069, reported to be utilized in over 1.1 billion devices around the world. By deploying its own AX SPEED Test Servers at FCC-specified IXPs the Axiros program can perform efficient and regulatory compliant speed and latency tests per Federal Communications Commission (FCC) DA 18-710. FCC guidelines call for operators to collect and report comprehensive performance measures to verify compliance with funding requirements.
In addition to providing a complete performance measures program for CAF II recipients the Axiros AX CAF PERFORMANCE PLUS Speed and Latency Test is available to Alternative-Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) and Alaska Plan fund recipients.
“When we meet with operators who provide valuable high speed internet service to the country’s rural communities,” stated Henry Ortiz, Esq., Vice President at Axiros North America, Inc., “it is clear they are dedicated to performing the necessary testing, but they need an end-to-end program based on real technology that is easy to use. The Axiros program is easy to implement and will allow our customers to comply with regulations without hiring a team of technicians and office staff. Operators also want to avoid being locked into a hardware vendor or forced to purchase unnecessary equipment. Our program offer all of these features.”
Unlike hardware-centric solutions the Axiros AX CAF PERFORMANCE PLUS Speed and Latency Test Program was designed to provide the highest level of compliance, security and peace of mind to operators of all sizes while keeping annual costs as low as possible. The program has ten major components, including:
Strict compliance with FCC and Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) guidelines
A no-additional-hardware approach utilizing Broadband Forum TR-143 on Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) as shipped by the manufacturer or provided for embedding by Axiros
A robust program framework for mass operations, including scheduled testing for Speed and Latency
Optimum routing of Speed and Latency tests through FCC-designated IXPs around the county
Optional cost-efficient cloud-based Auto Configuration Server licensed by Axiros for operators without device management
Compatibility with existing Auto Configuration Servers, if present
Optional remote NOC-assisted services provided by experienced professionals
Comprehensive data collection and submission according to regulatory requirements
Axiros-certified FCC compliant reports to make interpretation easier, and to provide operators with valuable insights
Data storage and analysis, and audit support services for additional peace of mind
Available as an easy to implement monthly service, the Axiros AX CAF PERFORMANCE PLUS Speed and Latency Test Program is now open for pre-registration.
“We are very focused on providing customers of the Program the highest value and safety without any of the intimidation,” added Ortiz. “Providing early adopter cost savings is part of our commitment to the rural broadband community. We care deeply about the good people connecting Americans through high speed service.”
For additional information about the Axiros AX CAF PERFORMANCE PLUS Speed and Latency Test Program special program details and pre-registration is available at https://www.axiros.com/solutions/caf2.
Axiros is a world leader in the innovation and development of award-winning multiprotocol enterprise device management software solutions. With a world headquarters in Munich, Germany, and North American headquarters in Tampa, Florida, Axiros solutions are integral to many of the world’s most trusted networks. Axiros solutions are available for telecom, cable broadband, rural broadband, In-Flight Connectivity (IFC), fixed wireless and satellite operators who require secure provisioning, management and analytics for consumer, enterprise and industrial communications terminals and sensors. The Axiros Enterprise Device Management Platform includes modules for Broadband Forum, CableLabs and industry protocols such as TR-069, USP (TR-369), DOCSIS, SNMP, WIFI, IPv6, CoAP, WebSocket, 6LoWPAN, and others. To learn more about Axiros, visit www.axiros.com.
Head of Marketing Communications | Axiros