EXFO has announced that its Ethernet portfolio is fully compliant with the recently approved ITU-T Y.1564 standard, formerly known as Y.156sam. EXFO recognized the need for a more efficient and complete way to commission and troubleshoot mobile backhaul and business Ethernet services, and introduced the concept of the new ITU-T Y.1564 standard in June 2009. EXFO has worked closely with industry experts throughout its adoption process.

With multiclass Ethernet services being deployed globally, legacy test standards such as RFC 2544 were no longer adequate to validate today’s service-level agreements (SLA). Customers wanted a new test methodology due to aggressive deployment plans, largely driven by the migration to packet-based, mobile backhaul infrastructure worldwide.

The EtherSAM test suite is available on all of EXFO’s datacom modules housed in the FTB-1, FTB-200, FTB-400, FTB-500 and IQS-600 platforms. The RTU-310 and RTU-310G remote test units also support this service activation methodology.

EtherSAM functionalities will be showcased at CTIA Wireless 2011, March 22-24, in Orlando, Fla.

The Daily



Jeff Murphy joined Charter as svp, corporate finance and development. Murphy previously spent over 20 years at Credit Suisse Group, leaving in May 2020 as vice chairman of the investment banking and capital markets division as well as a managing director in the global TMT group based in New York. — Nexstar promoted James Baronet […]

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up


Jul 16
Diversity List – 2021 Nominations Due: July 16, 2021
Sep 10
Most Powerful Women – 2021 Nominations Due: Sept 10, 2021
Dec 7
Most Powerful Women CelebrationSave the Date!
Full Calendar


Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.