Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Spirent Validates Video Performance of Global Interconnection Demonstration

Spirent Communications provided test and validation capabilities as part of the industry's first live interconnection carrier Ethernet demonstration, which was conducted at the Ethernet Expo: Europe 2009 Conference and Expo.

Dubbed the Global Interconnect Demonstration (GID), the event involved interconnecting Carrier Ethernet services as defined by the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) as well as core and access Ethernet switches that enable these services. Spirent supported the following GID demonstration initiatives:

  • Measured performance of live interconnected Carrier Ethernet between a number of global service providers

  • Validated next generation implementations of protocols and services from multiple core and access switch vendors interoperating together

  • Ran high-bandwidth applications, such as global interactive video services, over circuits interconnecting from the show floor to site around the world

Iometrix served as the GID designer and organizer.

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