Spirent Communications, the global provider of Ethernet networks, device and services testing, announced its collaboration with the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) that offers vendor-neutral consultancy and test facilities for network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprise customers.
The association with EANTC will facilitate interoperability testing of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Ethernet networks. Spirent’s (News - Alert) solutions are used to validate carrier-grade Ethernet and MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) solutions across backhaul, transport and access networks in a multi-vendor environment.
“At the MPLS and Ethernet World Congress in Paris, EANTC focused on testing latest innovations in MPLS-TP, Mobile Backhaul and Carrier Ethernet OAM,” said Carsten Rossenhoevel, managing director of EANTC, in a statement. “Spirent has supported and actively participated in our interoperability events consistently. This time, Spirent's latest generation of test solutions enabled the validation of more than 40 packet transport and mobile backhaul implementations.”
The testing and measurement company used TestCenter, an integrated layer 2-7 test system, along with the Spirent xGEM in the interoperability test. These solutions supported several test cases including MPLS-TP Protection Switching, Clock Synchronization, and the generation of video traffic.
“Spirent is focused on advancing critical networking technologies such as MPLS and Carrier Ethernet,” said Rajesh Rajamani, product marketing manager at Spirent. “By participating in these events with a leading lab like EANTC, Spirent helps prove system vendors' solutions are ready for deployment.”
In November 2010, Spirent announced that the Spirent 8100 Mobile Device Test System can be used by mobile operators and their LTE (News - Alert) device makers to minimize LTE device and service performance issues. Spirent’s 8100 system supports a range of application, location and radio access test areas.
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Edited by Janice McDuffee