Spirent Supports MPLS-TP and Mobile Backhaul Testing

October 20, 2011. Spirent Communications announced it is continuing to play a key role in public mobile backhaul testing efforts, citing its recent participation in a demonstration showcasing the use of MPLS-TP (Multiprotocol Label Switching Transport Protocol) in the transport network. Spirent said Isocore leveraged the MPLS-TP capabilities of Spirent TestCenter to validate interoperability across a multi-vendor network environment that included products from Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Juniper Networks, and NEC.

Spirent enabled Isocore to successfully complete a number of interoperability tests, including testing traffic and OAM (Operations, Administration, and Maintenance) over statically provisioned MPLS-TP connections and sending and receiving multicast traffic over next-generation multicast VPNs.

“MPLS-TP interoperability is critical to highlight the readiness of MPLS technology for service provider trials and deployments,” said Dr. Bijan Jabbari, president of Isocore. “Testing solutions from companies such as Spirent provide the tools needed to address the requirements of the most challenging interoperability tests.”

“Spirent is committed to addressing the testing requirements of the mobile backhaul with an emphasis on MPLS-TP, as well as timing and synchronization,” said Rajesh Rajamani, senior product marketing manager at Spirent. “Spirent already provides comprehensive support for the various IP/MPLS protocols and a number of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standardized MPLS-TP protocols. We are committed to keeping up with the MPLS-TP advances in the IETF and the roadmaps of key network equipment manufacturers.”

To download the Spirent white paper on MPLS-TP, visit http://www.spirent.com/White- Papers/Broadband/PAB/MPLS_TP_WhitePaper.aspx

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