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Broadband Technology Report’s 2011 Diamond Technology Reviews

BTR 2011 Logo Spirent Communications was recently recognized by BTR Diamond Technology Reviews for providing the cable industry with a solution that is unique, innovative and contributes to profitability. Spirent TestCenter Live 7500 Series Ethernet Services Probes was rated four out of five diamonds by an independent panel of executives from Bright House, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Suddenlink, Sunflower Broadband and Time Warner Cable. The judges commented that they awarded a score of four diamonds for the product’s ease of use, efficiency, and reliability.

The Diamonds judges came away pleased with new enhancements to Spirent TestCenter Live, a service assurance tool designed to provide a way to align service assurance costs with new Ethernet service business models. “[It has a] nice combination of capabilities,” said one judge.

The solution combines 1 GigE and 10 GigE interfaces in a single probe and helps carriers to better plan for service activation and troubleshooting dispatches, according to company specs. The new probes include a future-proof design to support 40/100G speeds, as well as testing and performance monitoring capabilities for those building and operating LTE networks. The system also released its next generation of connectors for automated test configurations without scripting or manual access to network elements.