Sunrise Telecom debuts business Ethernet service test module

SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 -- The handheld, dual-port, dual-media module helps technicians of all levels validate service-level agreements, verify traffic prioritization, and decrease mean-time-to-repair.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 -- Test and measurement tool provider Sunrise Telecom Inc. has introduced the GigE module for the Modular Test Toolkit (MTT) platform. The module is designed to provide cost and time savings in business Ethernet service verification. The handheld, dual-port, dual-media module helps technicians of all levels validate service-level agreements, verify traffic prioritization, and decrease mean-time-to-repair by quickly isolating problems.

Sunrise Telecom reports that a Tier 1 European broadband carrier recently commented that it uses the MTT, and now the GigE module, "to ensure fast deployment and unmatched QoS."

Maintaining prioritized quality of service (QoS) on differentiated services requires the network to be tested with traffic that closely resembles real scenarios. With the module, technicians can verify traffic prioritization and routing through the active device by sending multiple streams with different tags. To ensure quality of experience (QoE) for the customer, the module generates and measures up to eight independent streams per port with different MAC, VLAN, IP, and MPLS configurations, and displays statistics for each individual stream.

"The GigE module's comprehensive functions validate QoE over QoS for growing business Ethernet services. The modular design of the MTT cost-effectively simplifies the multiservice installation and maintenance for service providers," says Olga Yashkova, analyst, measurement and instrumentation, Frost & Sullivan.

By injecting errors in specific streams, the GigE module can quickly pinpoint, isolate, and diagnose problems in the network, says Sunrise Telecom.

"As Ethernet technology becomes pervasive, service providers are challenged to cost-effectively deploy and maintain services and networks. To achieve profitability, they must decrease time-to-revenue," says Bahaa Moukadam, Sunrise Telecom's chief executive officer. "Our new GigE module helps roll out new services faster than ever, dramatically cutting the time it takes to resolve problems, and drive even higher customer satisfaction."

The GigE module is part of the MTT modular handheld platform. MTT users can switch between different testing applications and services. The GigE module is immediately available.


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