JUNE 15, 2009 -- Ixia (search Lightwave for Ixia) says that its K2 100-Gbps Layer 2-7 network test instrument was used to validate an ultra-high-speed network between Makuhari (Chiba) and Otemachi (Tokyo).
Ixia asserts the K2 40GbE and 100GbE modules are the first-to-market test offerings that enable network equipment manufacturers to test higher speed Ethernet standards-compliant devices at line rate.
During Interop Tokyo, NTT Communications conducted a public demonstration at its booth to showcase the carrier's ultra-high-speed network technology. The company connected the Shownet (an interoperability test demo environment at Interop Tokyo), NTT Communications' booth, and one of the company's sites in Otemachi, Tokyo, to test the interoperability and the performance of 100-Gbps routers, switches, and transmission equipment.
"Ixia is the only company who has delivered a 100-Gbps network testing solution at this point. Their solution has the flexibility to provide a real-world environment," said Kohei Kitade, IP Network Department, NTT Communications. "With Ixia, we are able to test interoperability, performance, and features of 100-Gbps gear, allowing us to move forward in the development of next-generation ultra-high-speed network service offerings in a timely manner prior to the ratification of IEEE802.3ba."
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