This advanced functionality validates key SLA parameters for Carrier
QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) announced today the addition of burst testing functionalities to
its award-winning Ethernet field-testing instruments. As part of its
unique, ITU-T-compliant EtherSAM (Y.1564) Ethernet service activation
methodology, which includes simultaneous bidirectional testing
capabilities, these new functionalities bring unprecedented SLA
validation for Carrier Ethernet cloud, business and mobile backhaul
With the proliferation of smartphones and the rising popularity of
cloud-based business services, there has been a dramatic increase in
interactive software applications, whose distinctive characteristics
can affect network performance. They are delay-sensitive and require a
coordinated, reliable data delivery; and most importantly, their
generated traffic is inherently bursty (e.g., thousands of messages
sent simultaneously when major events occur).
By nature, bursty traffic causes additional queuing delay and packet
loss in the network, affecting network performance. To avoid costs
related to poor service performance, operators must now consider burst
parameters such as the committed burst size (CBS) and excess burst size
(EBS) during network configuration and through service activation
validation. Featuring the EtherSAM (Y.1564) test suite, EXFO's
comprehensive Ethernet testing portfolio offers unmatched accuracy and
efficiency when it comes to validating advanced burst parameters.
"EXFO played a pivotal role in the development and acceptance of the
ITU-T Y.1564 standard, namely by being the first to support it through
the EtherSAM test methodology," said Étienne Gagnon, EXFO's
Vice-President—Wireline Division and Corporate Marketing. "These new
burst testing capabilities are a true differentiator in EXFO's already
unique Ethernet test suite and an essential tool for accurately
validating SLA parameters for advanced cloud, business and mobile
Visit our website for details about the EtherSAM test suite.
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading
providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for
wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in
the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative
solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance
of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks—from the core to the edge.
Key technologies supported include VDSL2, ADSL2+, 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS,
Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, and various optical technologies (accounting for
an estimated 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market). EXFO has a
staff of approximately 1800 people in 25 countries, supporting more
than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.
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