The Newly Enhanced Test Suite on EXFO's FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer
Qualifies 40G/100G OTN Muxponders, Enabling Leading Network Element
Manufacturers (NEMs) and Carriers to Overcome Their Lab Test Challenges
QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX:
EXF) today announced the extension of the 40G/100G optical transport
network (OTN) multiplexing test capabilities on its FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer 40G/100G multiservice test modules. These capabilities
include a full spectrum of OTU4 (111.81 Gbit/s) single-stage
multiplexing schemes, in addition to Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and 10
Gigabit Ethernet (10 GigE) client mappings into 40G/100G
optical-channel payload units (OPUs) as per ITU-T G.709 for
breakthrough-level qualification of 40G/100G muxponders. These
additional capabilities are available as software options for existing
FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer modules, thus maximizing customers' return
on investment (ROI) without requiring any additional hardware.
In today's competitive market, service providers are striving to address
bandwidth needs by upgrading their core and metro networks to 100G
capacity. However, 10G services remain the biggest contributor to
service providers' revenues. Accordingly, network element manufacturers
(NEMs) are continuously enhancing their 40G/100G cross-connect offering
to ensure that it is able to carry, switch and terminate 10G (and
lower) rate services in line with proper bandwidth usage without
compromising their quality.
EXFO's new 40G/100G multiplexing capability provides an in-depth test
suite for full simulation and analysis of GigE and 10 GigE real-life
services, along with full access to control and monitoring of OTN
overhead bytes, tandem-connection-monitoring (TCM) traces and forward
error correction (FEC) algorithms. These functionalities ensure that
all newly deployed 40G/100G muxponders are proven capable of handling
the demanding services that will be placed on them in the future.
In addition to newly launched OTN testing capabilities, EXFO's
FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer modules now support 40GE/100GE service
disruption time (SDT) measurement for validation of 40G/100G Ethernet
network-failure recovery mechanisms, thereby ensuring the availability
and reliability of high-speed services.
"Over the past few years, EXFO has been a leading provider of high-speed
multiservice testing solutions, and the extension of our 40G/100G
Ethernet and OTN test capabilities continues on that trend" said
Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO's Transport and Service
Assurance Division. "Our customers are under pressure to speed up their
time-to-market, so we are now more determined than ever before to
maintain our leadership position and align our development efforts in
order to meet our customers' lab and field testing needs."
For more information about the FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer 40G/100G
multiservice test modules, please visit www.EXFO.com.
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 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN,
FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies accounting for
more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff
of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000
customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.
SOURCE: EXFO inc.
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