Exfo has its optical network test abilities to cover 100G/40G Ethernet.
Specifically, the company added 100G/40G Ethernet mapping over optical transport network (EoOTN) testing capabilities to its Packet Blazer 100G/40G Ethernet Test modules.
With the new capabilities, the Packet Blazer can map 100G Ethernet services into OTU4 (111.81 Gbit/s) and transcoded 40G Ethernet services into OTU3 (43.018 Gbit/s) using generic mapping procedure (GMP) as per ITU-T G.709.
The added functionalities are available through a software option for existing 85100G Packet Blazer modules – housed in Exfo’s FTB-500 platform and IQS-600 Integrated Qualification System.
“100G/40G Ethernet trials and early deployments can prove complex and cumbersome to perform when conducted without the proper test equipment, and Exfo is excited to bring its technological innovations to accelerate and simplify these operations,” said Étienne Gagnon, Exfo’s vice president of wireline division and corporate marketing.