JDSU introduced a set of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GE) test solutions that will help 100GE component developers, network equipment designers and service providers unlock the performance and revenue potential of 100GE technology.

The JDSU suite evaluates and verifies components, subassemblies and network equipment. Additionally, it helps service providers ensure reliable performance on new network builds.

According to the research firm IDC, 100G solutions are poised to come to market faster than 40G. Demand for 100G is accelerated by access technologies and services converging increasingly onto the same networks. This is driving greater capacity and bandwidth requirements and also introducing greater complexity. As the number of services and applications sharing high-speed networks increases, IDC believes full testing and compliance takes on greater importance.

"The current shift towards 100 Gigabit Ethernet represents a major discontinuity in network infrastructures that creates a greater importance on the value of testing to ensure quality. At the same time, testing challenges are expanded by the growing service provider focus on customer experience," Elisabeth Rainge, IDC’s Director of NGN Operations, said in a statement. "We see JDSU well positioned to meet this challenge in the earliest stages of deployment and beyond."

Specifically, JDSU solutions support 100GE physical layer test including photonic and electrical signal testing as well as protocol testing for layers 1, 2 and 3.

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