CA Technologies has acquired Sydney-based Torokina Networks, which specialises in providing service assurance management to 3G, 4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE) providers. According to a statement from CA announcing the buy, "The acquisition enables CA Technologies to expand the support of its service assurance portfolio for the advanced network devices and equipment leveraged by CSPs (communications service providers) for their rapidly-growing mobile voice and data environments. The statement quotes TelstraClear as a customer reference, with TelstraClear principal systems architect Dilsan Perera saying: "The challenge with a majority of performance and fault management tools is that they are limited in their out-of-the-box capability and manage only part of the total network. "Making a performance and fault management solution work end-to-end, across both IP and non-IP networks, requires significant investment in both cost and timeframes. The CA Technologies-Torokina value proposition is to overcome this challenge within a single solution set, taking away the complexities by leveraging these complementary technologies." IDC program director for network software Elisabeth Rainge is also quoted in the statement, saying: “Increased consumer and business demand for mobile email, video, social networking and other data-intensive services are driving a new level of investment by CSPs in 3G/4G/LTE networks that often presents unique management challenges. "At the same time, these companies are under pressure to merge customer facing networks with internal IT to be more efficient and justify expenditures. Acquisitions such as this by CA Technologies supports their strategy to offer one solution that supports the internal and external performance management needs of CSPs.” Torokina Networks’ operations and employees are now part of the Service Assurance business at CA Technologies.