Publishes study of carrier requirements for core routers, invites vendors to submit products

February 27, 2002

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IPSWICH, U.K. -- BTexact Technologies, BT's advanced research and technology business, today announced the completion of a comprehensive study of carrier requirements for core IP routing platforms. The study combines expertise and research from BTexact with the results of a survey of network architects at leading global carriers. BTexact is now inviting suppliers to have their equipment evaluated against their customers' requirements.

The study was developed in response to growing customer demand. It is widely recognised that sterile one-dimensional tests do not accurately reflect the demands placed upon routers in a carrier's network. This study identifies the performance requirements of a router to meet the stresses of a multi-protocol operational environment. In today's business environment, companies must evaluate technology, assess risk, test and deploy products and applications quickly and with minimum disruption.

Graham Reid, director of the engineering practice at BTexact Technologies, said: "This study gives a clear indication of the requirements of today's carriers. It identified reliability, scalability and performance, as the three primary design attributes required of core router platforms.

"By working with BTexact to evaluate new technology customers can measure themselves against an objective benchmark and assess very quickly and efficiently whether their equipment meets the market requirements. The survey findings will ensure that the evaluation process can be accelerated for potential customers."

Graham concluded: "To test or evaluate any area of technology, you need to have the right experience, the right people, the right partners and the right facilities. Many of the people working at BTexact are world leaders, not only in defining standards but also in their ability to test well beyond the established parameters and define the upper limits of performance, and our facilities bear comparison with any other in our field."

BTexact has the facilities to replicate network conditions within a safe yet representative environment, allowing testers to carry out their work without impacting customers' day-to-day business. BTexact has extended an invitation to leading vendors of core router equipment to participate in testing of their equipment against objective carrier requirements.

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