SUNNYVALE, California, February 11 /PRNewswire/ --

- Spirent Solutions Benchmark Next-Generation Converged Networks against Realistic, Accurate Performance Metrics

Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT), a global leader in network and services testing, today announced its participation in the EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center) interoperability showcase of MPLS and Ethernet solutions. Specifically, Spirent TestCenter(TM) as well as Spirent GEM Network and Impairment Emulators provided realistic and accurate performance metrics during extensive testing scenarios among multiple equipment manufacturers. The interoperability event was conducted in EANTC's labs in Berlin, Germany and results are featured at a demonstration alongside the MPLS Ethernet World Congress this week in Paris.

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In an increasingly advanced and complex technology arena, service providers expect a high level of multi-vendor interoperability, said Carsten Rossenhoevel, Managing Director at EANTC. As a result, we welcome the experience and expertise of testing industry leaders such as Spirent to deliver the realistic end-to-end test scenarios constructed during our interoperability tests.

With a long history of providing Ethernet testing solutions that offer the realistic testing scenarios required to ensure Quality of Experience (QoE), Spirent continues to demonstrate why leading network equipment manufacturers and service providers demand its offerings. To meet the requirement of next generation services, carriers must measure Layer 4-7 applications realistically in addition to testing the Quality of Service (QoS) at the Layer 2-3 level to meet stipulated Service Level Agreements.

The recent activity in Berlin included the testing of IPv6 Virtual Private Networks, E-Tree service based on MPLS virtual private LAN Services and inter-carrier solutions as well as pre-standard implementations of the MPLS Transport Profile. Multi-vendor interoperability of Ethernet Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) performance management technology verified the service availability, latency, jitter and any packet loss continuously in service. Those same tests are being demonstrated at the MPLS Ethernet World Congress.

Offering a robust and scalable test platform with a flexible user experience for conducting end-to-end Layer 2-7 testing at Gigabit or 10Gigabit line rates allows our customers to succeed, said Tim Jefferson, general manager, Converged Core Solutions group at Spirent Communications. We enable test engineers to invest in the most complete solution for their entire testing requirements ultimately aiding in the reduction of capital expenses while staying within limited operational budgets.

Communications industry leaders such as Brocade and Alcatel-Lucent depend on multi-functional, comprehensive solutions from Spirent to help ensure that the multi-play networks and multi-technology platforms of tomorrow deliver the QoE which service providers demand today. Testing the converged network is a strategic imperative for service providers and network equipment manufacturers to reduce churn and increase revenue potential.

Demonstration of Spirent solutions including Spirent TestCenter and Spirent GEM Network and Impairment Emulators are available at Spirent's Proof of Concept (SPOC) Lab and collaboration centers in Sunnyvale, London and Beijing. For more information visit


The European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) offers vendor-neutral consultancy and test facilities for network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprise customers. Primary business areas include interoperability, conformance and performance testing for Carrier Ethernet, IP/MPLS and Triple Play technologies and applications. For more information, contact Carsten Rossenhoevel, Managing Director, at +49-30-3180595-0 or via email at

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