Ixia, Deutsche Telekom partner for 100G pre-deployment test

June 14, 2010
JUNE 14, 2010 -- Ixia says that it assisted Deutsche Telekom in testing a pre-deployment 100-Gbps network link. The test equipment vendor asserts that Deutsche Telekom selected its higher speed Ethernet (HSE) K2 test platform due to its capability to generate and analyze full 100-Gbps line rate traffic, with up to 1 million flows per module.

JUNE 14, 2010 -- Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) says that it assisted Deutsche Telekom in testing a pre-deployment 100-Gbps network link. The test equipment vendor asserts that Deutsche Telekom selected its higher speed Ethernet (HSE) K2 test platform due to its capability to generate and analyze full 100-Gbps line rate traffic, with up to 1 million flows per module.

The K2’s routing and MPLS protocol emulation are designed to enable test of control plane performance in parallel with Layer 2-3 metrics such as real-time latency, inter-arrival time, packet loss, data integrity, and sequence checking.

“With Ixia we are able to test interoperability, performance, and features of 100-Gbps networking equipment, allowing us to develop the innovative, ultra high speed network service offerings in a timely manner prior to the ratification of the IEEE 802.3ba standard,” said Wolfgang Schmitz, senior vice president of DT’s Technology Engineering Center. “Ixia provided the necessary solution to validate our 100-Gbps link test.”

Test requirements for 40/100-Gbps compliant devices range from generating and analyzing the simplest Layer 2 data plane traffic to sophisticated stateful network communication testing, including IPTV, VoIP, video on demand, HDTV, Internet gaming, and multimedia streaming services, Ixia says.

Ixia’s K2 modules are designed to support unframed bit error ratio testing (BERT), allowing individual PCS lane BER test and error injection over a wide range of PRBS patterns, including support for PMDs in the IEEE802.3ba draft standard. A full set of BERT-related and bit error ratio (BER) statistics are available, the company adds.

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