Spirent Makes a Smart Move with 2.5G and 5G Base-T Ethernet Test Solution

By CIOReview | Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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SAN JOSE, CA: Today’s technology era industries are shifting towards next generation speed solutions. To match-up its requirements the first global 2.5G and 5G BASE-T Ethernet test solution is introduced to the market by Spirent Communications. Supporting line rate Layer 2-3 test traffic and analysis, Spirent DX2 2.5G and 5G BASE-T Ethernet test solution is a high-density 16-port test module for 100M/1GbE/2.5GbE/5GbE/10GbE interfaces. Compatible with Spirent N11U and N4U modular chassis and its other Ethernet and Wi-Fi products, this module series comprises single-slot blades and building on the expertise of Spirent in Ethernet testing solutions market.

Spirent DX2 BASE-T series modules make the enterprise and service providers capable to utilize scalable high-capacity solutions instantly and efficiently. These high-density platforms hosts 32 multi-speed ports in a compact N4U or 192 ports in an N11U chassis and provides substantial savings in power, cost, and space. To spiel diverse testing requirements, comprehensive investment protection including various multi-speed configurations is served by these modules.

Spirent, a member of NBASE-T Alliance agrees to keep up the standard of 2.5G 5G BASE-T Ethernet throughout its products. The Consortium takes the advice of key stakeholders to frame specifications on the 2.5 and 5 Gbps speeds at up to 100 meters utilizing the large installed base of copper cabling for enterprise networks.

“As the industry begins the shipment of 802.11ac Wave 2 access points, Enterprise customers will now be ready to take advantage of the increase in wireless bandwidth and the ability to run several wireless streams simultaneously on the same access point,” said Peter Jones, Chairman, Alliance, NBASE-T. The efforts of NBASE-T Alliance speeded up 2.5G and 5G test solution at IEEE 802.3 study group, which act as the basic building blocks for providing high-density, cost-effectiveness, and high scalability.

Abhitesh Kastuar, the General Manager of Spirent Communications remarked that requirements of new access points are higher speeds like 2.5G and 5G over existing Cat5e and Cat6 copper cable infrastructures to state bandwidth constraints in enterprise and data center networks which eliminate the need of 1Gbps wired Ethernet link between access points and switches. With Spirent’s new multi-speed 100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10G Ethernet test module, testing for today and tomorrow’s enterprise access speeds has never been easier.