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Ixia Optimizes Video Streaming for Millions at Sapporo Snow Festival

Ixia solutions test broadcasting technology’s high-load compliance and quality of service

 TOKYO Feb. 15, 2013 Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a provider of test, assess and optimization solutions that accelerate and secure application delivery, validated the resiliency and quality of broadcast networks at the 2013 Sapporo Snow Festival. Ixia solutions, including IxNetwork 7.0, the XM2 chassis and BreakingPoint Storm, were used in a demonstrative experiment of the futuristic broadcasting distribution technologies at the 64th annual festival, which took place Feb. 5-11, 2013, in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Ixia Supports Sapporo Snow Festival
For the first time, Ixia participated in an annual demonstrative experiment conducted by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology to deliver festival video content to global audiences with its JGN-X network. Ixia’s participation enabled the organization to analyze and monitor real-time network behaviors by using the latest networking technologies.

Ixia joined a global team of industry-leading corporations and research institutes for the experiment to create and showcase the close cooperation between industry and academia with a focus on the next-generation networking technologies. Ixia, via IxNetwork, the XM2 chassis with Xcellon-Flex AP as well as BreakingPoint Storm, tested and verified the Sapporo Snow Festival video distribution service’s network quality to ensure it was constantly maintained, even under the most extreme operating conditions.     


“As a provider of innovative enterprise-class testing solutions, we are honored to have joined, for the first time, the demonstrative experiment conducted by NICT,” said Kenji Murakami, representative director of Ixia Communications K.K. “As telecommunications services become faster, data traffic rapidly increases and services diversify, pretests are essential for building high-quality networks. We are committed to further contributing to the evolution of the networks with our testing solutions.”  

Please visit the NICT website for more details of the demonstrative experiment.

About Ixia
Ixia solutions deliver actionable insight through real-time monitoring, real-world testing and rapid assessment. This visibility provides organizations with a complete understanding into user behavior, security vulnerabilities, network capacity, application performance and IT resiliency. From the lab to the network to the cloud, Ixia solutions enable its customers to optimize networks and data centers to accelerate, secure and scale application delivery. For more information, visit 

About NICT:

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology is a research institute established on April 1, 2004, through a merger with the former bodies of the Communications Research Laboratory and the Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan. It comprehensively conducts research and development in advanced information and communications technologies including network technologies, universal communications technologies, advanced ICT and applied electromagnetic technologies as well as providing business supports in information and communications areas. NICT currently has 9 research institutes and 2 radio transmission stations in Japan. For further details, please visit    

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