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.

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