Spirent, Nokia demonstrate data center 800G interoperability

Oct. 11, 2022
The demonstration leveraged Spirent’s B2 800G Appliance verifying the performance and the Nokia 7750 Service Routing (SR) platform with Nokia's FP5 network processor silicon.

Spirent Communications plc (LSE:SPT) says it has collaborated with Nokia on a successful demonstration of 800G interoperability in a data center environment. The demonstration occurred at the Nokia SReXperts Americas event held September 13-15, 2022, in Orlando, FL.

The demonstration leveraged Spirent’s B2 800G Appliance verifying the performance and the Nokia 7750 Service Routing (SR) platform with Nokia's FP5 network processor silicon. The demonstration saw 1.6 Tbps of data transported between two Nokia 7750 SR series routers using 800G QSFP-DD DR8 optical transceivers.

“This latest successful 800G demonstration with Nokia to validate their FP5 network processing silicon and 7750 SR platform’s capability to support high-density standards based QSFP-DD 800G ports will ensure successful deployments of this complex new technology, while enabling Nokia’s customers to build deterministic, efficient high-speed networks to meet future needs and deliver high-quality user experiences,” commented Aniket Khosla, vice president of cloud and IP product management at Spirent.

“For today’s IP networks to enable tomorrow’s applications, faster is better but it’s not enough,” added Ken Kutzler, vice president of IP routing hardware at Nokia. “These networks must also be deterministic, secure, efficient, and consumable. Our high-profile demonstration with Spirent helped validate the market readiness of our FP5 silicon – the heart of Nokia’s IP service routing platforms – to deliver the right foundation to ensure IP networks can efficiently scale, evolve, and stay ahead of shifting market demands.”

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