Isocore announced the completion of its fall Leading Edge Code (LEC)
testing. The testing involved interoperability of key features, which
are critical to the transport networks, large public and private
networks supporting both unicast and multicast traffic.
The recently concluded testing focused on testing interoperability of
standard-based MPLS-TP (MPLS-Transport Profile) technology, which
included verification of statically provisioned label switched paths
(LSP) with protection switching, Ethernet services over static PWs, OAM
including BFD connectivity check (CC), and LSP ping for on-demand
connection verification (CV). Y.1731 based OAM including CC and delay
measurement (DM) was also tested over an MPLS-TP LSP segment.
"We at NTT are pleased to see the continued testing of key features of
MPLS and MPLS-TP by Isocore which are extremely valuable to the
industry," said Mr. Yukio Ito, Senior Vice President, Service
Infrastructure Division at NTT Communications. "These validations show
major vendors' commitment for interoperable features in order for
service providers to expedite the deployment of new technologies."
The testing also focused on other key features including multicast LDP
(mLDP) in global context, next-generation multicast VPN (Virtual Private
Network) using point-to-multipoint traffic engineering tunnels, Ethernet
Ring Protection and enabling MPLS-based services on high-speed 100
Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
The test setup for the event consisted of network elements from
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), Brocade Communication
Systems (NASDAQ GS: BRCD), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), Ixia (NASDAQ:
XXIA), Juniper Networks (NASDAQ: JNPR), NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE:
6701), and Spirent Communications (UK: SPT).
MPLS2011 public interop demonstration, taking place following the
MPLS2011 International Conference (www.mpls2011.com)
at Isocore, will showcase the results of this recently concluded testing.
Isocore provides technology validation, certification and product
evaluation services in emerging and next generation Internet and
wireless technologies. Isocore is leading validation and
interoperability of novel technologies including Carrier Ethernet, IPv6,
IP Optical Integration, wireless backhauling and Layer 2/3 Virtual
Private Networks (VPNs) and currently focuses on deployable Future
Internet service architecture validation and design. Major router and
switch vendors, Service Providers, and test equipment suppliers
participate in Isocore activities. Isocore has major offices in the USA
(Washington DC area), Europe (Paris, France) and Asia (Tokyo, Japan).