Alcatel-Lucent tests 400G network processor with Spirent’s Ethernet test solution

Spirent Communications announced that Alcatel-Lucent selected Spirent solution to test the performance of its new FP3 400G network processor in advance of its commercial launch.

Validating a high-speed network processor such as the FP3 requires a test tool able to match its performance, scale and density.

The Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics mX 40/100G provided Alcatel-Lucent with the ability to test its FP3-based Service Router modules under real-world scenarios with high-scale services and traffic.

Our innovative FP3 processor delivers a four-fold increase in performance over today’s leading-edge NPU silicon,” said Kevin Macaluso, vice president and general manager of the Service Router product
group with Alcatel-Lucent.

To ensure we are able to address the needs of tomorrow’s IP networks, it is critical to validate how our solutions will perform in the real world as our service provider customers enhance their offerings and deploy 100GE technology,” Macaluso added.

Spirent provides key test capabilities including multi-protocol testing at extreme scale by leveraging an advanced test architecture based on Spirent TestCenter Cloud Core technology, which provides the highest processing power per port.

It offers real-time routing and traffic updates that offer a testing environment representative of dynamic scenarios encountered in service provider networks and highest test port density with one-to-one ratio between test port and device under test, translating to the need for less equipment, power and management with improved cost savings over traditional solutions.

As networks evolve to handle faster data speeds and to support new services, thorough testing of the equipment, components and infrastructure is the key to success,” said Jeff Schmitz, vice president of marketing, Networks & Applications group at Spirent.

We are the only test equipment provider to architect our solutions specifically to address the industry’s move toward multi-protocol environments. Our no-compromise approach doesn’t force our customers to choose one particular aspect of testing over another. With the highest port density, performance per port, and scale testing, our test solution helps determine how tomorrow’s network equipment performs under realistic conditions,” Schmitz added.

Alcatel-Lucent and INEO, GDF SUEZ group recently announced the signing of a Euro 350 million contract agreement with the Direction Generale de l’Armement (DGA), the French defense agency.

Alcatel-Lucent and INEO Defense have the support of financial partners including Caisse des Depots and the South Europe Infrastructure Equity Finance. This Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is backed
by a 16-year contract valued at Eur 350 million.

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