The European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) and Juniper Networks used Spirent solutions to test Juniper’s MobileNext Broadband Gateway, including how it supports large metropolitan areas with several million subscribers accessing 3G or LTE applications.

Using Spirent’s TestCenter and Landslide applications, EANTC validated that Juniper’s MobileNext packet core solution supported 8 million mobile subscribers; a throughput rate of 434 Gbit/s; and support for 168,000 transactions per second in a fully redundant configuration.

With Spirent’s mobile emulation offering, EANTC performed both intra-RAT and inter-RAT handovers of 3G and LTE with no impact to the performance of the gateway. The test also demonstrated the ability of the MobileNext Broadband Gateway to support key features like IPv6, MPLS VPNs, Traffic Policing and Charging “with no impact on performance,” the test center said.

“Juniper’s MobileNext packet core solutions give mobile operators the ability to transform their legacy networks into an open, secure and scalable mobile broadband network that will enable them to profit from the smartphone revolution,” comments Kumar Mehta, vice president/Engineering, Mobile Business Unit at Juniper Networks. “Working with Spirent, we successfully verified that our solution delivered the scale, performance and services required today and well into the future. This was the most impressive performance that has been seen to date in the public testing of a mobile gateway.”

To read the EANTC test report, click here.

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