Spirent launches 400G and 800G test platforms @ OFC 2022

Spirent Communications announced the launch of its latest 400G and 800G test platforms to help the design and development of Ethernet solutions.
Spirent at MWC 2019Spirent A1 400G Appliance delivers the industry’s highest port density to validate infrastructure and services dependent on high-speed Ethernet technologies. Service providers and hyperscale data centers can support massive growth, meet customer expectations, and keep costs in check.

Spirent’s A1 test platform enables large capacity testing of multi-terabit cloud data center fabrics, as any performance degradation in the backbone disrupts fixed and mobile services – potentially bringing SLA penalties, customer support issues, and troubleshooting costs that can run to millions of dollars each year, said Aniket Khosla, Spirent’s VP of Cloud and IP Product Management.

The industry is preparing for the move to 800G to accommodate the expansion of 5G, the growth of 4k and 8k video, and other services that drive demanding performance requirements. Spirent’s 800G product suite is now available to address test and validation needs from 800G to 100M.

The industry’s first 800G test platform accelerates timelines as vendors design, develop and deploy 800G technologies. Spirent’s solution validates forwarding performance, latency, MAC capacity and functional capabilities in an integrated approach that reduces cost of ownership.

The 2022 Lightwave Innovation Reviews recognized two of the company’s 800G solutions, Spirent B1 800G Appliance and B2 800G Appliance among the most innovative products impacting the optical communications community this year.

According to Lightwave, the test platform is ahead of potential competitors in 800DD Ethernet module testing space, with a superb combination of features.

Spirent demonstrated its 400G and 800G test and validation solutions at OFC in San Diego (March 8-10).