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Agilent releases MEF 14 conformance test suite

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced what it called the industry's first conformance test suite for the Metro ...


February 6, 2006  


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Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced what it called the industry’s first conformance test suite for the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) technical specification 14.

Network equipment manufacturers and service providers can use the Agilent N2X MEF 14 conformance test suite (CTS) together with Agilent’s existing N2X MEF 9 CTS to verify that E-LAN and E-Line services carried by their Carrier Ethernet equipment comply with the Ethernet services attributes specified by the MEF.

MEF 14, Abstract Test Suite for Traffic Management, is the second test specification to be officially ratified by the MEF.

It incorporates bandwidth profile and Ethernet virtual-service attributes test cases to ensure time-sensitive triple-play services can be delivered with high quality of service using Carrier Ethernet.

The N2X MEF 14 CTS incorporates 170 individual test cases, which Agilent says will save test engineers hundreds of hours of programming needed to comprehensively verify Carrier Ethernet service attributes.

The specification provides fine-grain test cases for Frame Delay, Frame Delay Variation, Frame Loss Ratio, and Bandwidth Profile Rate Enforcement, verifying service attributes that must be met for a device to comply with the cornerstone MEF 10 specification.