Spirent Advances MPLS-TP and Mobile Backhaul Testing Through Isocore Interoperability Effort
Oct 19, 2011
Participation in MPLS 2011 Testing Demonstrates Continued Commitment to and Success in Enabling Next-Generation MPLS Applications
Sunnyvale, Calif. – October 19, 2011 — Spirent Communications continues to play a key role in public mobile backhaul testing efforts including its recent participation in a demonstration showcasing the use of MPLS-TP in the transport network. Isocore leveraged the MPLS-TP capabilities of Spirent TestCenter to validate interoperability across a multi-vendor network environment that included solutions from Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Juniper Networks and NEC. The highlights of this interoperability event will be presented at Isocore’s lab following the MPLS2011 International Conference, October 16 – 19 in Washington, DC.
Spirent enabled Isocore to successfully complete a number of interoperability tests, including testing traffic and OAM over statically provisioned MPLS-TP connections and sending and receiving multicast traffic over next-generation multicast VPNs.
“MPLS-TP interoperability is critical to highlight the readiness of MPLS technology for service provider trials and deployments,” said Dr. Bijan Jabbari, president, Isocore. “Testing solutions from companies such as Spirent provide the tools needed to address the requirements of the most challenging interoperability tests.”
During the MPLS 2011 conference, at booth #102, Spirent will discuss its mobile backhaul and MPLS-TP testing solutions. Spirent’s mobile backhaul expertise is further highlighted in a recently published white paper titled “Testing MPLS-TP Deployments in the Mobile Backhaul.” The white paper, explores why MPLS-TP is emerging, the applicability of MPLS-TP in the mobile backhaul and access networks, and the importance of testing new MPLS-TP deployments.
“Spirent is committed to addressing the testing requirements of the mobile backhaul with an emphasis on MPLS-TP, as well as timing and synchronization,” said Rajesh Rajamani, senior product marketing manager, Spirent. “Spirent already provides comprehensive support for the various IP/MPLS protocols and a number of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standardized MPLS-TP protocols. We are committed to keeping up with the MPLS-TP advances in the IETF and the roadmaps of key network equipment manufacturers.”
To download the Spirent white paper on MPLS-TP visit http://www.spirent.com/White-Papers/Broadband/PAB/MPLS_TP_WhitePaper.aspx
For more information on Spirent’s Mobile Backhaul testing solution visit http://www.spirent.com/Networks-and-Applications/Mobile_backhaul/STC_MobileBackhaul.aspx