Ethernet Services Operational Overview
Providers are discovering an operational efficiency gap left from TDM to Ethernet/IP migration efforts. This gap is of concern as it increases Opex at a time when traffic is exploding to record levels.
Spirent’s TestCenter Live solution and innovative probe architecture enables providers to specifically address operational functionality and reduce opex.
This operational/solution overview will help you:
TEST CENTER Live
PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND TESTING FOR ETHERNET SERVICES
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SPIRENT TestCenter Live
Spirent TestCenter Live enables operators to efficiently address service activation,
performance monitoring and fault isolation milestones. Flexible, highly scalable, software
and hardware platform provides service visibility and SLA management over 1 and 10 GbE
access. The platform—supporting both performance monitoring and test and diagnostic
disciplines—is deployed by providers to optimize service turn up, reduce dispatches,
proactively manage SLAs and meet subscriber reporting obligations.
The traditional model for service provisioning required
coordinated resources dispatched to multiple locations,
Spirent TestCenter Live provides a centralized solution for
provisioning verification, with automated test profiles and
storage of service performance benchmarks for later review.
Service Level Agreements for Ethernet services require
historical reporting on key network and service performance
metrics. Spirent TestCenter Live provides a highly scalable
and customizable 24 x7 performance monitoring solution
with proactive alarms and metrics of network performance
to meet customer reporting requirements.
Spirent TestCenter Live ensures residential,
business, backhaul and wholesale services from
any Ethernet access point. Regardless of the “over”
technology or network, Spirent TestCenter Live
provides visibility to measure and manage service
performance and quality.
Spirent’s modular probe design promotes
operational efficiency across multiple user groups.
With visibility to thousands of endpoints, each 1U
modular Ethernet services probe can support up to
45 simultaneous users or automated sessions.
Spirent’s advanced OS software provides market-
leading automated service access allowing users to
rapidly perform active and passive tests to isolate
service troubles. Spirent TestCenter Live is currently
deployed in support of Ethernet business services,
mobile backhaul, global transport networks, and
TEST AND DIAGNOSTIC OS
An easy-to-use graphical user interface for on-demand
testing of live Ethernet applications and networks. It provides
active testing for service provisioning and troubleshooting
and passive monitoring in real-time for service usage and
PERFORMANCE MONITORING OS
Active and passive performance monitoring for Ethernet
networks and service quality. Designed for multi-user, service
and network operations, users can manage SLA compliance,
Network efficiency, capture performance history and expedite the
trouble resolution process.
ETHERNET SERVICES PROBES
Spirent TestCenter Live 7500 series modular probes provide a
customer-centric diagnostic view of your IP and Ethernet-based
services. These probes measure key performance indicators
for data, IPTV and VoIP services to provide immediate and
actionable status about your network through a combination of
active and passive tests.
Available in a two slot and six slot 1U chassis they offer flexible
modular 1 and 10 GbE configurations.
• Up to 45 simultaneous test sessions per probe
• Single solution for test and PM
• 1000’s of performance monitoring end points per probe
• Field upgradable modular 1 and 10 GbE architecture with
40/100 GbE upgrade path
• OSS supports thousands of probes and hundreds of
• Platform solution for Business Services, Mobile Backhaul,
wholesale, consumer services (Data, IPTV, VoIP)
• Integrated test access control
• Multiple user groups with managed administration
and user rights
Fault Isolation & Troubleshooting
Rapid fault isolation is the key to reducing service repair
time and limiting exposure to SLA penalties. Spirent
TestCenter Live provides a robust suite of active and
passive test capabilities that isolate 80% of troubles
Spirent TestCenter Live 7506
Spirent TestCenter Live 7502
1 GbE Module10 GbE Module
• L2/L3 Loop
• RFC 2544
• Top Talkers
Voice, Video, Data
- Fill the void left by TDM to cover Service Activation, Performance Monitoring and Fault Isolation
- Increase your service visibility to manage SLA management
- Provide assurance for EoX solutions: Business Services, Mobile Backhaul, wholesale transport
- Protect your service assurance investment with a Capex friendly migration strategy