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Jun 4, 2012 - Spirent Tests HP Enterprise Routers
Testing ensures routers deliver quality of experience for campus and remote users.

Jun 4, 2012 - EVE and Spirent to Integrate ZeBu SoC Emulation System
Joining forces to integrate EVE'S ZeBu system-on-chip hardware-assisted verification platform with Spirent's Ethernet test solutions.

May 16, 2012 - Spotlight on data center testing from professional services
Costly business disruption and remedial work can be attributed to performance problems in data centers, operational network systems and software applications.

May 16, 2012 - Burnin' rubber with v6 under your bonnet
Pressure driving the enterprise to migrate to IPv6 and the positive performance benefits it could bring.

Jan 26, 2012 - Industry's First Independent Data Performance Benchmark Test of Commercial LTE Chipsets
Using a lab-based testing approach on the Spirent 8100 solution, SRG collected and analyzed the data performance of five commercial devices.

Jan 25, 2012 - Crossbeam, Spirent test 4G/LTE Network Security
Crossbeam, Spirent test 4G/LTE network security Test results provide guidance for building more secure mobile networks.

Jan 19, 2012 - Crossbeam secures 1 million simultaneous users
The network security test, which was conducted with vendor Spirent Communications and independent testing firm EANTC, were officially announced...

Jan 17, 2012 - Crossbeam, Spirent partner
Crossbeam and Spirent Communications announced results of the industry's first public network security tests that emulate more than a million simultaneous mobile subscribers using their smartphones and tablets.

Jan 17, 2012 - Demand grows for multiple-services testing
There is a prevailing trend in the telecommunications industry to offer VoIP, data, and IPTV services over a single converged network.

Jan 17, 2012 - European test center takes network security for a 4G ride
The move to high-speed 4G mobile networks poses challenges for carriers and vendors to deploy security products that can handle those high speeds and data volumes, a challenge that the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) recently put to the test.

Jan 16, 2012 - SRG uses Spirent for Independent Data Performance Benchmark Test of LTE Chipsets
SRG uses Spirent for Independent Data Performance Benchmark Test of LTE Chipsets Signals Research Group, LLC (SRG) has announced the findings.

Jan 09, 2012 - Spirent Avalanche Virtual all-in-one cloud testing solution
The Spirent Avalanche Virtual all-in-one cloud testing solution from Matrium Technologies tests and measures the performance, availability, security and scalability (PASS) of virtualised network infrastructures and applications, real or replayed, in the cloud.

Jan 04, 2012 - Bandwidth bottlenecks loom large in the cloud
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) CIO Tom Conophy has no reservations when it comes to the cloud.

Dec 8, 2011 - Spirent Celebrates Decade with Testing Achievements, Workshops
This month, Spirent Federal Systems commemorates its 10th anniversary as a proxy company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Spirent Communications, provider of network, device, and services test solutions and GPS/GNSS test equipment.

Dec 4, 2011 - Spirent Extends Capability of GNSS simulation
Spirent Communications announced the launch of its new automation and reporting tool, TestDrive-GNSS™ for SimGen™ and SimREPLAYplus controlled GNSS test systems.™

Nov 27, 2011 - Spirent extends functionality of TestCenter HyperMetrics
Spirent has added its Avalanche application's performance and security testing capabilities to Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics mX 40/100G module, enabling users to assess stateful layer 4-7 traffic and layer 2-3 traffic on a single module.

Nov 22, 2011 - Are MNO backhaul plans broken?
Mobile operators will need to up their game if tomorrow's increased traffic levels are to be handled. But is this a challenge they are in danger of underestimating, or one they are on top of?

Nov 22, 2011 - Spirent Intros Field Management App - Broadband Technology Report
Field technicians can increase installation and maintenance process compliance while storing test results and managing inventory, which is accessible by field and operations personnel.

Nov 18, 2011 - Where's the Beef? Business Services!
According to speakers at a workshop at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, there's money to be made in the business market.

Nov 16, 2011 - Spirent to Provide Service Assurance Platform to NA firm
A North American provider of cable TV and broadband services has selected Spirent TestCenter Live as its service assurance platform.

Nov 15, 2011 - Tec Expo Panel: MSOs Can Advance in Commercial Services
Spirent's Sean Yarborough discusses SLAs during a recent panel at Cable-Tec Expo.

Nov 15, 2011 - ARRIS Expands Portfolio of Test Equipment
ARRIS is expanding its portfolio of test equipment with the introduction of Spirent's Tech-X Flex home analyzer.

Nov 15, 2011 - ARRIS to Resell Spirent's MoCA-Certified Tester
ARRIS Group struck a deal to resell Spirent Communications' Tech-X Flex home analyzer as well as DOCSIS 3.0 and other services to cable service providers deploying multiroom DVR solutions.

Nov 15, 2011 - ARRIS to Carry Spirent MoCA Test Gear
ARRIS announced the expansion of its broadband portfolio of test equipment with the introduction of Spirent's Tech-X Flex home analyzer, a hand-held MoCA-certified tester of cable service providers deploying whole home solutions.

Nov 15, 2011 - MSO Taps Spirent for Backhaul Help
A leading North American provider of cable TV and broadband services has selected Spirent TestCenter Live as its service assurance solution.

Nov 15, 2011 - ARRIS Resells Spirent's Home Net Tester
ARRIS announced the expansion of its broadband portfolio of advanced test equipment with the introduction of Spirent's unique Tech-X Flex home analyzer.

Nov 15, 2011 - Spirent Debuts Field Test App
To better increase the efficiency of field technicians and reduce time spent troubleshooting potential issues, Spirent Communications has introduced a Field Management System application for its Tech-X Flex field test solution.

Oct 31, 2011 - DTR 2011: Spirent TestCenter Live.
The Diamonds judges came away pleased with new enhancements to Spirent TestCenter Live

Oct 13, 2011 - Spirent Looks to Asia for Revenue Gains
Spirent expects half of its revenues will come from the Asia-Pacific region within five years.

Oct 12, 2011 - Tech Companies Unite to Create Platform for Monetizing OTT Video Traffic
An international collaboration among leading ICT and digital media firms including Spirent is unveiling a "disruptive" new system to profit from the convergence of video, mobile and the Internet with enhanced OTT video services.

Oct 12, 2011 - Spirent Test Solution Performs Validation in Juniper Networks' Cloud Virtualization Environment
Spirent Communications' cloud computing testing solution has been selected to validate the performance of network designs created within the Junosphere Lab virtual environment.

Oct 11, 2011 - CONNEXUS Aims to Monetize OTT video
A collaboration of solution providers, including Spirent, aiming to enable monetization of over-the-top (OTT) video today announced the launch of CONNEXUS.

Oct 6, 2011 - Juniper Unveils Cloud-Based lab for Customer Testing
Juniper is harnessing the cloud to make it easier and less expensive for customers to test its products.

Oct 3, 2011 - Spirent Offers Testing Capabilities to Alcatel
Alcatel-Lucent tested its FP3 processor, the 400G Network processor, at Spirent

Oct 3, 2011 - Got Fifty Bucks? Test and Design Juniper Platforms in the Cloud
The new Junosphere Lab will let service providers gain virtual access to the latest Juniper equipment on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Oct 1, 2011 - Morning Highlights - Chips, Clouds, Motion, and Vision
Spirent Communications said its cloud-computing testing solution has been selected to validate the performance of network designs created within the Junosphere Lab virtual environment.

Oct 1 2011 - IPv6 Stresses Network Testing
With that deployment of IPv6 comes the need for vendors to test equipment and networks that operate with the new protocol and also maintain IPv4 compatibility

Oct 1, 2011 - IPv6: China's next-Generation Internet
Spirent was chosen by the Chinese as a provider of test solutions for new routers as the country prepares to launch the world's largest pure next-generation Internet network.

Sep 21, 2011 - ARCOM Enters into Partnership with Spirent Communications
ARCOM Telecom Limited recently inked a partnership with Spirent to offer test and measurement solutions across Canada.

Sep 20, 2011 - Alcatel-Lucent Taps Spirent for 400Gb/s Test Help
Alcatel-Lucent is using Spirent's high-speed test platform to test router modules built on the new silicon in real-world, high-scale scenarios.

15 Sep, 2011 - Spirent Puts ALU's Huge Processor Through its Paces
Spirent has scored a flagship deal with Alcatel-Lucent to test the latter's new FP3 400G network processor to destruction.

Sep 26, 2011 - Testing Cloud-Based Systems, End-to-End
We think you'll be hearing more about Spirent as it moves more into the mainstream IT offering tools and services to help test cloud-based systems.

22 Aug, 2011 - CSO - Spirent Equipment Used to Test Palo Alto PA-5060 Firewall
Spirent Avalanche was recently used to test the performance of Palo Alto's new firewall.

15 Aug, 2011 - SNS Europe - Virtualization - A Critical Solution Demanding Critical Testing
Network performance and reliability have always mattered, but virtualization makes them critical. Rigorous testing is needed at every stage.

15 Aug, 2011 - Microwave Journal - Simplifying and Improving Advanced - Technology MIMO Receiver Testing
Spirent Communications' new VR5 HD Spatial Channel Emulator addresses the problems associated with testing RF receivers used in modern high-antenna-count wireless technologies.

15 Aug, 2011 - Mobile Development & Device - The Secret To Successful LTE and Other MIMO-Based Wireless: Improved RF/MIMO Testing
Today's wireless technologies depend on increasingly complex multi-antenna radio techniques like multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and beamforming and testing plays a key role in their successful deployment and operation.

11 Aug, 2011 - Converge! Network Digest - Spirent Reports Growth in Wireless Testing
Citing the ongoing demand for data service on mobile devices and the continued global deployment of LTE, Spirent reported strong results for its wireless test products during the first half of 2011.

9 Aug, 2011 - Wireless Design & Development - AT4 Wireless Provides LTE Pre-testing Services through Spirent
The 8100 Performance Test system from Spirent Communications is available through AT4 Wireless, a leading wireless testing laboratory.

4 Aug, 2011 - Investors Chronicle - Data Demand Drives Sales at Spirent
The adoption of smartphones and the growth of cloud computing has continued to drive demand for Spirent Communications' testing equipment.

4 Aug, 2011 - Voice & Data -Chunghwa Telecom Selects Spirent for Cloud Security Testing
Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories has chosen solutions from Spirent to help validate the security of its cloud computing centers.

4 Aug, 2011 - International Business Times - Spirent Expects Further Progress in Second Half
Spirent Communications has announced its half-year results for the six months ended July 3, 2011 showing revenue up 15 percent to $260.4 million, with growth across all lines of business geographies.

4 Aug, 2011 - Total Telecom - Spirent Profits Up 14 Percent as Wireless Testing Market Booms
Spirent Communications posted a 14 percent rise in first-half pretax profit, as demand for data-hungry devices such as smart phones boosted the market for testing.

3 Aug, 2011 - Light Reading - AT4 Provides LTE Pre-Testing Services with Spirent Solutions
AT4 Wireless is using the 8100 Performance Test system from Spirent to offer pre-testing services to LTE device manufacturers and developers who need to verify their products.

1 Aug, 2011 - Test & Measurement World - After a Disastrous 2009, the Large Publicly Held Test Companies Enjoyed Booming Business in 2010
For Spirent, a 13 percent jump in 2010 revenue can be traced to equipment that supports such markets as Ethernet installations, LTE, advanced GPS, and data centers focusing on cloud computing.

1 Aug, 2011 - TMCnet - Spirent Joins Symmetricom's Syncworld Ecosystem Program
Spirent has announced its participation in Symmetricom's SyncWorld Ecosystem Program.

14 Jul, 2011 - VARIndia - CHTTL selects Spirent for Cloud Security Testing
Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories clearly understands the need to ensure secure and reliable cloud services, and is relying on solutions from Spirent to help validate the security of its cloud computing centers.

13 Jul, 2011 - TMC's info Tech Spotlight - Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories Picks Spirent for Cloud Security Testing
To deliver reliable and secure services to customers, Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories Picks Spirent for Cloud Security Testing

12 Jul, 2011 - Connected Planet - Testing in Cloud ‘Tests' Line Between Provider, Customer
Spirent today announced a deal with Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories to help the Taiwanese telecom, and now cloud, provider to ensure the security of its cloud computing environments.

12 Jul, 2011 - Light Reading - Chunghwa Telecom Tests Cloud Security with Spirent
Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories understands the need to ensure secure and reliable cloud services and is relying on Spirent to help validate the security of its cloud computing centers.

12 Jul, 2011 - Telecom TV - Let the Cloud Take the Lead
The automation and the massive bandwidth available to end users will make the cloud a success, but security is a challenge.

07 Jul, 2011 - Electronics Weekly - Meeting the Challenge of Over-the-Air MIMO Testing
MIMO antenna techniques are a key factor in achieving the high data rates promised by next-generation wireless technologies such as LTE and LTE-Advanced.

06 Jul, 2011 - Voice & Data - Test & Measurement
The demand for testing has always been a requirement of all market segments. All products have to be tested before being delivered to the end customer

20 Jun, 2011 - Spirent Helps Service Providers Overcome Operational Challenges of Ethernet Mobile Backhaul Migration
As service providers make the transition from TDM to Ethernet in the backhaul, they are quickly discovering the operational challenges of managing these new networks

17 Jun, 2011 - Wireless Testing: LTE Calls for More Advanced Tools
LTE is one more indication that network operators are moving away from legacy technologies and toward all-IP infrastructure. While the move to these IP networks would seem to simplify things from a deployment and management standpoint it creates entirely new challenges.

17 Jun, 2011 - Testing for Optimal Performance and Threat Elimination: Spirent
If you aren't sure if it is important to test your environment before you go live, Spirent may want to clarify that it is not only important, it is essential.

1 Jun, 2011 - Success of Industry's First High Speed 100 Gigabit Ethernet Joint Interoperability Test
Internet Multifeed Co. announced the success of industry's first 100 Gigabit Ethernet IX interoperability test. Equipment from Spirent was used to conduct the test.

1 Jun, 2011 - Japanese ISPS Test 100 Gigabit Ethernet Internet Exchange
Leading Japanese ISPs including Internet Multifeed Co., Internet Initiative Japan Inc. and NTT Communications completed a 100 Gigabit Ethernet joint interoperability test

18 May 2011 - TIA 2011: Sandvine, Spirent team to ensure mobile data networks hold up
Sandvine will use Spirent's mobile test gear to ensure that its network policy switches work as promised, particularly under the heavy duress of today's mobile data networks.

13 May 2011 - Interop 2011: Super fast switches everywhere
Larry Chaffin of Network World shares his excitement about Spirent test equipment.

11 May 2011 - Performance metrics important to public-safety LTE
A report has been released from Signals Research Group which independently measured the performance of HSPA chipsets and found significant performance differences between chipsets and devices.

10 May 2011 - Signals Research Group Reveals Results of HSPA+ Chipset Data Performance Test
Signals Research Group (SRG) has announced the results of an HSPA+ chipset data performance test.

9 May 2011 - Spirent gains momentum on mobile cloud growth
The rapid changes in network and handset trends are forcing carriers to test more technologies, and with a far broader set of functions and applications to trial.

6 May 2011 - Spirent warns that cloud requires 'holistic testing, measurement'
As operators interconnect more and more sites in cloud environments, they will have to expand their testing.

08 Jun 10 - Voice & Data - Industry Believes Test and Measurement Market Will Keep Growing
Spirent-one of the key players in the T&M vendor segment strove hard to bite a bigger share of the market and it managed to pocket some big projects.

03 Jun 10 - IntoMobile - QoTD: HSPA+ can deliver 21 Mbps, but...
Spirent Communications and Signals Research got together and tested America's networks using the latest HSPA+ equipment from chip makers such as Qualcomm and ST-Ericsson.

01 Jun 10 - Connected Planet - Testing finds HSPA+ speeds still no match for LTE
While some operators are looking to HSPA+ as an alternative to LTE, independent testing from Spirent and Signals Research finds that HSPA+ speeds aren't quite as fast as advertised.

25 May 10 - Network World - Six Misconceptions about Cloud Apps
Tim Jefferson, general manager, networks and applications group at Spirent, discusses how not all cloud providers are created equal.

17 May 10 - Mobile Dev & Design - Use Test To Pave The Way For LTE Network Deployment
Before we make the move to 4G, we need to overcome four critical testing challenges that these advanced radio technologies present.

19 Apr 10 - TMCNet - Spirent Validates Carrier Ethernet Interconnectivity Across Eight European Service Providers
Spirent Communications announced it has validated advanced Carrier Ethernet service interoperability across eight European service providers.

14 Apr 10 - Connected Planet - Carrier Ethernet Interconnect Demo Keeps SLAs Intact
Eight carriers are to participate in demo to show it is possible for wholesalers and retailers to retain service-level management attributes as they partner to deliver enterprise services.

01 Mar 10 - MPD - Can Operators Deliver On the Promise of LTE?
Spirent discusses the transition from legacy technologies to LTE noting it is the most significant and complex transition since the first analog cellular systems came online.

24 Feb 10 - TMCnet - Spirent 8100 Mobile Device Test System Minimizes LTE Performance Issues
The Spirent 8100 Mobile Device Test System is being used by mobile operators and their LTE device providers to minimize LTE device and service performance issues.

16 Feb 10 - FierceTelecom - Spirent targets Ethernet backhaul opportunities
Spirent believes it can accommodate the migration from circuit switched TDM to Ethernet-based wireless backhaul with its newly debuted integrated 1/10 GigE TestCenter Live.

20 Jan 10 - Connected Planet - Verizon Wireless Reveals Another LTE Vendor
Verizon Wireless announced its first testing solutions vendor, Spirent Communications, will handle the initial certification of 4G devices.

27 Aug 2009 - 4G Wireless Evolution - Spirent Communications, AT4 Wireless Offer New LTE Device Testing Solution
As Long Term Evolution deployment gathers momentum worldwide, Spirent Communications, a provider of test, measurement and service assurance solutions, announced Spirent LTE (News - Alert) Network Emulator, in collaboration with AT4 wireless.

17 Aug 2009 - TMCnet - Spirent Communications Validates Cisco's Medianet Solution
Spirent Communications PLC, a communications and network testing company, has reportedly supported the Medianet MegaTest conducted by European Advanced Networking Test Center AG by validating the resiliency and video quality of the Cisco Medianet solution.

12 Aug 2009 - one stop click - Spirent tests 100 Gig Ethernet circuits switch
A new switch that is based on a super-fast Ethernet circuit platform has been tested by Spirent Communications.

12 Aug 2009 - Light Reading - Spirent Demos Interconnected Ethernet
Spirent Communications plc, in its continuing role as a leader in network, services and device testing, played a critical part in the industry's first live interconnection carrier Ethernet demonstration conducted at the Ethernet Expo: Europe 2009 Conference and Expo.

11 Aug 2009 - Datacenter Dynamics - 100 Gigabit Ethernet switch tested in Silicon Valley
A Silicon Valley data center networking equipment tester announced successful completion of testing procedures for a new core switch based on a 100 Gigabit Ethernet platform. The new switch, manufactured by H3C, supports 40 GigE, 100 GigE and FCoE (Fiber Channel over Internet) links.

11 Aug 2009 - Manufacturingtalk - Over-the-air test solution delivered to 7 Layers
Spirent Communications has announced the first delivery of its over-the-air (OTA) test solution for assisted GPS (A-GPS) in mobile devices to 7 Layers in Irvine, California.

07 Aug 2009 - - Case study: Exeter University - a study in wise IT selection
Exeter University is a rising star in the increasingly competitive world of higher education. Named 2007/08 University of the Year by the Times Higher Education Supplement, Exeter is also among the most popular, seeing an 84% rise in international student applications for the 2008/9 academic year, and a 22% rise in home applications compared with the national average of 8%.

05 Aug 2009 - Electronic Specifier - Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Spirent's Ethernet Testing Market Leadership
Spirent Communications plc has been recognized as the market leader for Ethernet testing by Frost & Sullivan according to the World Gigabit Ethernet Test Equipment Market report.

03 Aug 2009 - Telecommunications - Searching for energy efficiency
With energy usage accounting for up to 50 percent of an operator's operating expenses, energy costs on the rise, and IP technology delivering new bandwidth-intensive services to an ever-growing number of fixed and mobile subscribers, service providers need greater insight into where they can find efficiency in the network without impacting service delivery.

03 Aug 2009 - Voice & Data - Data Center Testing : Tasting of Data Center Testing
Spirent Communications, a test and measurement solutions provider in wireline, wireless, and satellite space, in association with VOICE&DATA held a seminar titled 'Data Center and Web Application Testing'.

08 Jul 2009 - EE Times - Huge variations seen in mobile phone performance
There are enormous variations in voice call performance amongst leading brands of high-end mobile phones, an independent test has shown

06 Jun 2009 - T&M: Defying the Heat-Voice & Data
The telecom T&M market has registered a robust growth rate of 23.01% in the FY 2008-09 over the previous fiscal, clocking a revenue of Rs 721.93 crore.

05 Jun 2009 - Video Experience & Monetization: A Deep Dive Into Cisco's IP Video Applications-Light Reading
As discussed in the previous report in this series, Cisco has been marketing its ability to deliver multifaceted visual media over IP networks. These media-aware networks Cisco calls "medianets" encompass network elements ...

01 Jun 2009 - Drive Test Adapts to VoIP, Moves into Lab-Test & Measurement World
"Can you hear me now?" So asks the advertising character who personifies the complex drive testing that wireless carriers perform to test the reliability of their networks, monitoring parameters like BER (bit-error rate), FER (frame-error rate), ...

13 May 2009 - Spirent Tests Data Centers, Cloud Environments-Billing & OSS World
Spirent Communications has introduced TestCenter Virtual, the industry's first solution specifically designed to holistically validate the performance of all elements of the data center and cloud computing environments, including virtual machines (VM), servers and storage devices.

20 Apr 2009 - 100 Gigabit Ethernet: Bridge to Terabit Ethernet-NetworkWorld
IT managers who are getting started with - or even pushing the limits of -- 10 Gigabit Ethernet in their LANs and data centers won't have to wait long for higher speed connectivity.

20 Apr 2009 - How we tested 3Com's switch-NetworkWorld
We assessed the 3Com S7900E/H3C S7500E in six areas: performance with layer-2 traffic, layer-3 routed IPv4 traffic, and IPv4 multicast traffic; features; power consumption; and manageability and usability. We originally planned to include a seventh category of tests, layer-2 performance across two 10Gigabit Etheret ports, but time constraints prevented us from completing those benchmarks.

07 Apr 2009 - ETS-Lindgren's platform meets CTIA 3.0 A-GPS test
ETS-Lindgren announced an integrated platform that lets wireless device manufacturers test their products for compliance with CTIA's new requirement for over-the-air performance testing of A-GPS (Assisted-GPS) enabled mobile devices.

07 Apr 2009 - Spirent renames its Best in Test-winning protocol-analysis
When Test & Measurement World accepted product nominations for the Best in Test awards last fall, Spirent Communications nominated its TestCenter 3000 Series module. Readers chose that as their favorite in the Protocol Analyzers category, but before the decision was announced, Spirent had already rebranded its winning product, naming it the TestCenter HyperMetrics Converged Multi-play (CM) module.

06 Apr 2009 - Virtual feature brings real-world into wireless test lab-EE Times India
Spirent Communications plc, a wireless infrastructure, devices and application testing company, has announced the Virtual Drive Test and Fading Lab functionality on Spirent's SR5500 wireless channel emulator. Virtual Drive Test allows rapid re-creation of RF conditions to bring real-world field testing of mobile devices into the lab. Fading Lab enables the creation or replay of highly-detailed, advanced radio environments from a wide range of data sources.

06 Apr 2009 - Spirent Teams With SGS For UMTS Test Quality-RF Design
... Spirent Teams With SGS For UMTS Test Quality 2009-04-06 10:00:23. Spirent Communications plc and SGS Wireless have signed an agreement to provide validation and testing services on the Spirent UMTS Location Test System (ULTS) ...

02 Apr 2009 - A-GPS big at CTIA-Microwave Journal Blog
... Spirent Communications, a mobile device, application, and wireless network testing company, has partnered with ETS-Lindgen, a provider of RF chambers and antenna measurement solutions, to integrate Spirent's UMTS Location Test System ...

01 Apr 2009 - RF/Microwave Pavilion Opens at CTIA-Microwave Journal Blog
... They make testing solutions for real world testing of more types of wireless systems and announced that ETS-Lindgren now supports Spirent's UMTS Location Test System. This will allow wireless device manufacturers to quickly and easily ...

26 Sep 2008 - Spirent Launching FCoE Test System-Storage Newsletter
Spirent Communications plc, a provider of performance analysis and service management solutions, announced the launch of Spirent TestCenter Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Solution, the industry's first test product to validate the performance characteristics of FCoE systems, an emerging technology for enterprise data center networks.

15 Sep 2008 - Spirent Launches Fiber Channel over Ethernet Test System-Converge! Network Digest
Spirent Communications introduced its Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) test solution to help assess the interaction of storage and data centre traffic over a common interface. Test engineers now have the ability to analyze a number of critical occurrences including the encapsulation of a native Fibre Channel frame into an Ethernet frame, the emergence of Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) to help ensure lossless fabric, and the effect of replacing a Fibre Channel link with MAC addresses in CEE environments.

01 Sep 2008 - How we tested Cisco's switch - Network World
We assessed the Cisco Nexus 7000 in six areas: high availability and resiliency; performance with layer-2 traffic, layer-3 IPv4 traffic, and IPv4 multicast traffic; features; and manageability and usability. For all tests, we configured the Nexus switch to use 256 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, redundant management modules and up to five switch fabric modules. Also in all tests, we configured the Nexus switch to use a 7,000-line security access control list to each of eight line cards; a 500-line QOS ACL to each of eight line cards; and Cisco NetFlow to track up to 512,000 flows.

15 Jul 2008 - Spirent ensures delivery of 200 IPTV Channels - IPTVwatch
The University of Exeter is investing £5.5m to upgrade its cross-campus network, including the provision of 1Gbps bandwidth to the desktop, and 200 IPTV channels showing lecture material and other information relevant to courses of study. Spirent Communications is playing a key role in the upgrade by assessing the switching and routing capabilities of the network systems offered by various vendors, via its Spirent TestCenter and Spirent Avalanche testing solutions.

24 Apr 2008 - Measuring jitter accurately - LIGHTWAVE
Understanding latency characteristics in networks and devices has become even more critical thanks to the increase in delay-sensitive voice and video traffic over IP and Ethernet networks. Two key statistics should be measured when characterizing the temporal performance of a network: latency and jitter. Too much latency renders interactive applications such as voice and two-way video unusable, as the typical person will not tolerate excessive delays in conversation.

18 Apr 2008 - The broadband crunch -
An 'exabyte' is a lot of data. It is 1.074 billion gigabytes of data, to be exact. It would take 14 million laptops like mine to store an exabyte. Two exabytes equals the total volume of information generated back in 1999. Today, the internet is handling one exabyte of data every single hour.

10 Jan 2008 - Cisco virtual switch offers stellar performance - IT Business Canada
Virtual switching system eliminates redundancy and achieves a 20 fold improvement in failover time

03 Jan 2008 - How we tested Cisco's VSS - Network World
We assessed VSS performance with three sets of tests measuring fabric bandwidth and delay, failover times, and unicast/multicast performance across a network backbone.

01 Jan 2008 - Why Use One Radio When Four Will Do? - Evaluation Engineering
Which multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) test methods are most appropriate depends on the purpose of the testing.

27 Dec 2007 - Ethernet hits the Highway-IET
The Metro Ethernet Forum has just launched its 'Carrier Ethernet for Business' world tour. Carrier Ethernet advocates are saying the LAN protocol is grown up enough to traffic across the wide-area network.

19 Dec 2007 - End-to-end Ethernet testing matures-Lightwave
As you might expect from a predominantly LAN-based technology that has migrated into the WAN, Ethernet has suffered from a relative lack of standardization when it comes to test approaches in carrier networks. Until recently, vendors and service providers used proprietary test methods to monitor network performance and verify service-level agreements (SLAs).

10 Dec 2007 - How we tested the firewalls-NetworkWorld
For this test, we used the same firewalls and configurations that had been submitted by all vendors that had participated in our UTM firewall test.

06 Dec 2007 - 100-Gbps Ethernet is
A 100-Gbps Ethernet (100 GigE) link will require multiple transport lanes, but the channel architecture is currently undefined.

01 Dec 2007 - Emulator Tests RF Interference-MRT
Spirent Communications unveiled the SR5500 wireless channel emulator, a hardware and software offering that recreates radio frequency fading and interference effects in order to test wireless receivers.

01 Dec 2007 - It's All About Quality-Wireless Week
Quality of service (Qos) is one of those elusive goals for wireless carriers and other service providers. Everyone wants it but it can be difficult to define, and tougher to achieve. Still, it's at the top of everyone's list of key performance indicators.

28 Nov 2007 - The Business Case for IMS-TMCnet
IMS is more of a guideline to the future that a specific battle plan for taking on the world's telecom infrastructure overnight. Certainly service providers have bought into it, so their decisions continue to be guided by it, but then they also have differing interpretations of what IMS is and what stage it's currently at.

26 Nov 2007 - Laserwire makes light work of 10GigE-IT WEEK
IT managers needing fast network server connections could be tempted by Finisar's new 10Gbit/s serial active optical cabling system.

23 Nov 2007 - Denton Wilde Sapte offsite datacentre double network speeds-Computer
International law firm Denton Wilde Sapte has doubled network connectivity speeds between 1300 employees at offices in 12 countries 5 Gbps within two months by upgrading from its legacy local server environment to an off-site datacentre running blade servers.

12 Nov 2007 - How we tested UTM firewalls-Network World
We invited all major firewall vendors to participate in this Enterprise UTM Firewall test last June. To prepare for the test, we wrote a test methodology, which we circulated to enterprise network managers, other Network World testers and some contacts in the vendor community.

12 Nov 2007 - Fulcrum Selects Spirent TestCenter for 10-Gigabit Ethernet Testing-Converge!
Fulcrum Microsystems, a fabless semiconductor company focused on developing low latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch/router chips for next-generation networking systems, has selected Spirent TestCenter's 10GBASE - CX4 test system to demonstrate the packet forwarding capability and low latency of its new FocalPoint FM4000 router chip.

05 Nov 2007 - MSF to Test NGN Services-Light Reading
Building on the success of GMI 2006, the MultiService Forum (MSF) today announced plans for GMI 2008 to be held 4Q/2008. Providing a global worldwide multi-vendor interoperability test environment for end-to-end practical network deployment, GMI2008 will bring together product implementations supporting the MSF Release 4 architecture. Interoperability of critical NGN elements will be verified in practical scenarios supporting IMS based fixed/mobile convergence.

24 Oct 2007 - TelcoTV: Spirent unveils IPTV QoE field tester-Telephony Online
Spirent Communications unveiled a handheld field tester for triple play networks and services this week at the TelcoTV show. The Tech-X Plus device will allow field technicians to verify IPTV subscribers' quality of experience (QoE) by measuring both network transport and video content, eliminating the standard "watch and see" technique of verifying quality.

23 Oct 2007 - WAN Acceleration Offers Huge Payoff-Information Age
Those aren't just idle claims. Seven months of rigorous testing showed us why application acceleration is such a hot area: These devices really work.

23 Oct 2007 - WiMAX Forum Endorses Industry's First WiMAX Broadband Wireless Application Lab in Taiwan-Broadband Wireless Exchange Magazine
More than 3,000 visitors and 50 WiMAX Forum member companies converged to participate in the WiMAX Forum Taipei Showcase and WiMAX Forum conference this week to experience the demonstration of live Mobile WiMAX products and services.

10 Oct 2007 - ISPs should use popularity of P2P Web TV as a learning experience for IPTV, says Spirent Communications-ipTVnews
Internet service providers(ISPs) should use the burgeoning popularity of the BBC iPlayer and similar peer to peer (P2P) Web TV services as a valuable learning experience for IPTV, according to telecoms test and measurement company Spirent Communications.

09 Oct 2007 - IPTV services bring network testing into the home - Spirent-Total Telecom
Telecom operators offering IPTV services are increasingly in need of network testing equipment for use in the consumer's home, according to test and measurement company Spirent.

04 Oct 2007 - Mobile WiMAX momentum concentrates industry
Mobile WiMAX is progressing with great urgency as the industry scrabbles to gain a place for the high bandwidth wireless technology among the longer established wireless technologies and their enhancements.

03 Oct 2007 - MSF Opens Permanent Interop Testbed-ScreenPlays
The MultiService Forum and University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab have launched a permanent test bed, promising to lower costs and speed implementation of IP- and IMS-based Next Generation Network infrastructure.

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