Spirent conducts 400GE technology verification with China Telecom

Spirent dX3 2-Port 400GbESpirent Communications today announced that it conducted the verification of 400 Gb/s Ethernet (400GE) technologies in partnership with China Telecom, Guangzhou Research Institute and Huawei.

Spirent in a statement said that it conducted verification of 400GE port functions such as line-speed forwarding, multi-service stacking, and fault reporting for short- and long-range technologies.

Spirent, a leading test and measurement company, provided testing equipment, including TestCenter with DX3-400GO-P2 400G and FX3-100GO-T2 100G test modules for the project.China Telecom conducted the trials in China Telecom’s network and terminal key laboratory using test cases based on real-world network applications. Guangzhou Research Institute was responsible for network requirements, test-case design, and execution.

“The IEEE 400GE standard is expected to be adopted by the end of 2017 and, as various international bodies are accelerating the standardization process of 400GE, the perfection and establishment of these standards will rely on early and sufficient testing to verify their performance,” said Zhu Yongqing, director for IP technology research of the China Telecom Research Institute.

“The joint innovation endeavor of the Guangzhou Research Institute, Huawei and Spirent lays a solid foundation for the industry-wide maturity of 400GE technologies, marking the threshold for the commercialization of next generation high capacity port technologies provided by 400GE,” said Zhou Jiaxin, Sales Director for Spirent Communications.

Spirent has adopted a high-density mandate to offer test solutions with more 100GbE ports in one test module than any other vendor. Spirent expects to continue this standard of high port density in future releases, giving customers a higher return on investment and smaller footprint of rack space.

Spirent has released the DX3 series and PX3 series, 400G and 200G testing modules on its flagship product, Spirent TestCenter, providing single-slot 2-port density and CFP8 and QSFP-DD interfaces to help the industry to advance the commercialization of 400GE in carrier networks and data centers.