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Telco Systems completes multi-vendor Carrier Ethernet interoperability testing

Telco Systems, a provider of carrier-class transport and access products for public and private IP and TDM networks...


November 9, 2006  


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Telco Systems, a provider of carrier-class transport and access products for public and private IP and TDM networks, today announced that it has successfully passed a range of Carrier Ethernet interoperability tests with multiple vendors.

The testing was completed during the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) Carrier Ethernet Interoperability showcase presented at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Madrid, Spain, in September.

The test environment included over 50 products supplied by 16 vendors and revealed many improvements over last year’s test results including:

* Multi-vendor interoperability of IEEE 802.1ah EFM OAM standard and 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management draft standard.

* IEEE 802.3ad Ethernet link aggregation tests for native Ethernet link resilience.

* MPLS as a foundation for large Carrier Ethernet networks.

* Support for advanced traffic engineering in MPLS.
Telco Systems provided its T-Metro 100, T-Metro 200, T-Marc 250, and T-Marc 254 for testing in the access and edge network and interoperated with other vendors in T-MPLS rings, EFM OAM (IEEE 802.3ah), VLAN-based OAM connectivity messages (IEEE 802.1ag), link aggregation (IEEE 802.1ad), and Circuit Emulation Services (CES) over Ethernet.