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Agilent’s N2X verifies IPTV service delivery in industry’s first multiservice interworking network trial

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that its N2X multiservices test offering was used in the industry's first...


October 16, 2006  


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Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that its N2X multiservices test offering was used in the industry’s first validation of IPTV service delivery over Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) and hybrid optical transport networks.

The multivendor interoperability test was conducted at Isocore Internetworking Lab and showcased at the MPLS 2006 public demonstration in Washington, D.C.

The Agilent N2X was used to validate IPTV and triple-play service delivery and for functional testing of network operations at all layers — from GMPLS, MPLS to IP and triple-play service delivery.

Agilent worked with more than 15 leading MPLS, GMPLS and optical vendors at the Isocore Internetworking Laboratory, and supported both the MPLS/QoS/IPV6 triple-play services and hybrid optical test groups.

The test equipment enabled vendors to troubleshoot interoperability issues and increase confidence in the underlying network’s ability to maintain the service quality of experience (QoE).

The N2X was also used to set up label-switched paths by signaling the optical control plane.

Once established, multicast traffic was generated to measure Layer 1 VPN traffic performance. Layer 2+ service interworking between ATM and Ethernet was validated for MPLS-enabled services VPLS and Layer-3 VPN.