EANTC Tests Carrier Ethernet

EANTC showcases the largest ever public carrier Ethernet interoperability test at Carrier Ethernet World Congress 2008

September 22, 2008

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BERLIN -- Today, EANTC AG (European Advanced Networking Test Center) and 28 leading international vendors open the largest and most advanced public Carrier Ethernet multi-vendor interoperability showcase ever staged. The participating vendors have verified that their Carrier Ethernet solutions are feature-rich, resilient and widely interoperable. Carrier Ethernet is ready to be the future network service of choice for all areas such as access, aggregation, and backbone transport for operators around the world.

The vendors participating in the interoperability test event represent more than 90% of the Carrier Ethernet switch and router market share worldwide1: Actelis Networks, ADVA Optical Networking, Alcatel-Lucent, Calnex Solutions, Cambridge Broadband Networks, Ceragon Networks, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, ECI Telecom, Ericsson, Foundry Networks, Harris Stratex Networks, Huawei Technologies, InfoVista, Ixia, Juniper Networks, NEC Corporation, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel, RAD Data Communications, Redback Networks - an Ericsson Company, Rohde & Schwarz SIT, SIAE MICROELETTRONICA, Spirent Communications, Symmetricom, Tejas Networks, Telco Systems - a BATM Company, and Tellabs.

"Carrier Ethernet has grown up. In our fourth interoperability event since 2005, a larger number of vendors than ever before showed flawless interoperability of all established services, proving that it is safe for network operators to deploy multi-vendor Carrier Ethernet networks for business and residential services today," said Carsten Rossenhoevel, Managing Director at EANTC. "We also witnessed multi-vendor E-Tree service and IEEE 1588 clock synchronization interoperability for the first time, two services that are critical for next-generation mobile backhaul. Testing all areas of Carrier Ethernet in a single event has become a great but challenging job these days; vendors and EANTC spent a total of five person years just to complete this single event. I am happy that we are able to help the industry progress so quickly."

European Advanced Networking Test Center AG (EANTC)

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