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Carrier Ethernet Testing

In recent years Ethernet has made a strong move from the local area network (LAN) to the wide area network. Service providers, in an increasing number of regions, are offering Metropolitan Area Network services based on Ethernet where enterprises' LANs are connected over a wide area network. These networks pose many challenges to service providers in such areas as bandwidth preservation, provisioning, multicast support and scalability.

As an active member of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and through numerous interoperability test events and commissioned tests, EANTC is well positioned to support your needs in the carrier Ethernet market.

Interoperability Testing
EANTC has been organizing and leading the Carrier Ethernet World Congress interoperability test events since their inception. We offer interoperability testing tailor made for your network devices, thus guaranteeing that your existing infrastructure will interoperate with new devices.

Design and Implementation
Through ongoing involvement with both the MEF and the IETF EANTC possess a hefty body of knowledge and is positioned to consult your organization in preparing and executing Ethernet service offering. We offer network design consulting, review and implementation testing for all aspects of Ethernet services. Our services include devices interoperability, billing systems accuracy, Quality of Service test and service verification to name but a few.

Performance, Scalability and Resiliency
Modern switches, aimed for the Carrier Ethernet market segment are facing new challenges.  More than ever, switches are expected to deliver carrier class performance.  Switches are expected to learn MAC addresses faster, have a greater MAC address capacity, perform at line rate regardless of the traffic mix and implement modern resiliency mechanisms.  EANTC offers a wide range of scalability, resiliency and performance testing to prove that your device is indeed carrier class.

OAM Validation
Through two recent IEEE standards, Ethernet based OAM is now a reality.  EANTC offers conformance testing for the IEEE Connectivity Fault Management (801.ag) and Ethernet in the First Mile (802.3ah).  Both standards provide tools akin to traceroute and ping in addition to loopback and Dying gasp messages for Ethernet devices and networks.  Knowing that your device's OAM implementation meets the defined standards will save costly efforts and greatly increase your customers' satisfaction from your new Metro Ethernet device.