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  • EXFO, Inc. (EXFO) Adds Packet Network Synchronization Testing To FTB-800 NetBlazer 2.0 Series 0 comments
    Feb 26, 2013 10:39 AM | about stocks: EXFO

    EXFO, a leading provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers, yesterday announced the addition of packet synchronization testing functionalities to its NetBlazer 2.0 series. This capability expansion includes performance assessment of SyncE and precision time protocol (IEEE 1588v2), giving field technicians the capability to validate sync services during Ethernet backhaul turn-ups.

    Operators can no longer rely on traditional synchronization technologies because the penetration and prevalence of LTE networks and packet-based backhaul results in a significant change of synchronization distribution throughout the network. Precision time protocol/1588 and all other new packet based synchronization technologies have caused a broad array of new challenges concerning the validation and troubleshooting processes of synchronization performance because these services are very sensitive to basic network impairments. If these impairments are left unchecked, serious consequences, such as lost data and dropped calls can precipitate.

    Packet-based synchronization technologies are also used to synchronize small cells. This is a critical functionality as mobile network operators rely progressively more on small cells to effectively manage the LTE-advanced spectrum, while expanding their service coverage and increasing network capacity. In order to be successful in the future, most network operators will require the ability to turn up, validate, and troubleshoot packet-based services quicker and more accurately than ever before, as the number of small cells shipped annually swells to five million by 2017.

    Thanks to its added synchronization testing functionalities, the NetBlazer 2.0 series now provides operators with such flexibility and adaptability to overcome their cell-site deployment challenges. And combined with the SyncWatch-110 Synchronization Test Unit, it makes for a complete packet-synchronization testing and monitoring solution that delivers detailed and accurate sync validation throughout the network lifecycle.

    "With the proliferation of LTE networks, small cells and Ethernet backhaul links, packet-synchronization validation is becoming a major concern for operators. Being able to test and troubleshoot all these services with one comprehensive tool gives them the flexibility to adapt their operational processes and make their field teams as efficient as possible," said Étienne Gagnon, Vice-President of EXFO's Test and Measurement Division.

    For further information, visit EXFO.com

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