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04/08/2013 - Spirent Demonstrates Support for CFP2 100G Optical Transceiver Modules

Finisar's 100GE-LR4 CFP2 transceiver plugs into Spirent 100G test module

Sunnyvale, California – (April 8, 2013) – Spirent Communications, a leader in testing networks, services and devices, today announced support for CFP2 100G optical transceiver modules. Finisar's 100GBASE-LR4 CFP2 optical transceivers were used in Spirent's 100G test module to generate and analyze traffic across this new interface form factor at Ethernet Alliance's demonstration of Optical Ethernet Interoperability during OFC 2013. This CFP2 demonstration showcased Spirent’s commitment to begin delivering the benefits of high-density test modules to customers.

"This was the first time we publicly showcased our CFP2 modules carrying error-free traffic through interoperability demonstrations with multiple partners, including Spirent," said Christian Urricariet, Director of Marketing for High-Speed Optics at Finisar. "CFP2 modules allow system vendors to support significantly increased port density and lower the power dissipation per 100G port compared to previous generation designs."

CFP2 optical transceiver modules are half the size of the currently used CFP modules and consume less than half the power, making them attractive for new designs and implementations. This means that network equipment manufacturers can double the front-panel port density by migrating to the CFP2 modules. The quest to increase the network scale without significantly expanding footprint while reducing the cost and power per port is driving the demand for CFP2 optical modules. This joint demonstration by Spirent and Finisar showcased the readiness of CFP2 technology and helps accelerate time to market of these optical modules.

"The adoption of CFP2 modules is accelerating rapidly and this demonstration with Finisar underscores our commitment to driving innovation, while delivering cutting edge solutions to our customers," said Ross Cassan, Director of Product Marketing for Service Provider Segment at Spirent Communications. "With CFP2 support, vendors can evaluate the functionality, performance, and interoperability of the new CFP2 interface."

For more information on Spirent"s high-speed Ethernet testing solutions visit, www.spirentfederal.com/IP/Applications/40_100GbE/Overview

For information on Spirent's CFP2 support capabilities contact us at www.spirentfederal.com/IP/Contact_Sales/

About Spirent Communications plc
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test & measurement, inspires innovation within development labs, networks and IT organizations to enable customers to deploy communications networks, services & applications, and devices that enrich life. Our extensive portfolio of solutions test data centers, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and global navigation satellite systems. With solutions used by more than 1,700 customers in 30 countries, the world’s largest equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprise and governments rely daily on Spirent to help ensure their success. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Spirent Communications has 1,300 employees worldwide.

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