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Ixia Announces First 400 Gigabit Ethernet Test Solution Shipment

Ixia reinforces leadership role in delivering solutions that enable customers to successfully validate and deploy higher speed Ethernet technology

Ixia has announced it is the first to ship a 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) test solution to a major, worldwide carrier, who will leverage the technology to ensure network readiness for accommodating a growing subscriber base, support for bandwidth intensive applications, and delivery of a quality user experience.

Industry-leading network equipment manufacturers are heavily investing in the development of new Intellectual Property (IP) and ASICs for the next generation of higher speed switches and routers to address the growing bandwidth requirements of expanding hyperscale data centers. Ixia recognizes the importance of the 400GbE ecosystem. Carriers and service providers require robust test tools to assess the interoperability and performance of future network equipment, optical transceivers, and copper cable media with 400GbE speed capability from their supplier base of network equipment manufacturers.

Dennis Cox, Chief Product Officer at Ixia said, “Ixia continues to lead the market in developing validation solutions and our list of firsts continues to grow. Over the past 15 years, Ixia has been first to develop test systems supporting 10GbE, 100GbE, 40GbE, 25GbE, and 50 GbE, and now 400 GbE.”

Ixia was the first vendor to successfully and publically demonstrate leading edge, IEEE802.3bs draft compliant 400GbE technology at several industry events in 2016. These demonstrations, held in Japan and Germany, confirmed that 400GbE technology, including key elements such as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) running Ixia intellectual property, CFP8 connectors, and optics, are available and ready to build the next generation of high speed networking products.

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