Keysight Technologies announced that China Mobile has completed the industry’s first 800 Gigabit Ethernet firewall test with the CloudStorm test solution from Ixia, a Keysight Business.
The global telecom industry’s first 800 Gigabit Ethernet firewall test enabled China Mobile to test the firewall at 800GE stateful traffic including bandwidth, connection per second and concurrent connections.
Mobile operators, which are making investment in network related infrastructure to support 5G and hyperscale data centers, aim to validate that network equipment can support high Ethernet speeds. Firewalls should be able to support applications and protect infrastructure at massive scale such as 800GE.
“Network equipment manufacturers are introducing hardware to support 5G environments and hyperscale data centers while network operators need to ensure that the new equipment scales to unprecedented speeds,” said Raymond Xiu, general manager for Greater China at Keysight’s Ixia Solutions Group.