Wednesday, August 23, 2006

China Academy of Telecommunication Research Selects Spirent for 10 Gbps Router Testing

The China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) of the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) has selected Spirent for large-scale testing of 10-Gigabit core routers. Spirent test solutions will enable CATR to test the performance of core routers under high-capacity configurations and extreme networks conditions found in real-world operations.

The CATR test environment consists of sixteen 10 Gbps packet over SONET (PoS) interfaces. As a part of the test series, Spirent will assess the performance of MPLS platforms, VPNs, multicast service and IPv6 networks. With these series of tests, CATR will be able to fully access the extreme forwarding capacity of core router devices and understand the technological trend of mainstream routers. The test series also will provide valuable data and experiences to telecom research organizations in China for researches and explorations on router testing methodologies.