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Ixia and NTT Com Test a 100 Gbps Network Between Makuhari (Chiba) and Otemachi (Tokyo)

Ixia’s K2 higher speed Ethernet test solution used to successfully transmit and receive Ethernet traffic at 100 Gbps over LR-4 transceivers using Interop Tokyo’s ShowNet

TOKYO, June 09, 2010 Ixia(NASDAQ: XXIA), a leading, global provider of converged IP network test solutions, today announced that Ixia’s K2 100Gbps layer 2-7 network test solution was used to validate a next generation ultra high speed network between Makuhari (Chiba) and Otemachi (Tokyo) via LR-4 transceivers. The test transmitted traffic over 50 kilometers using NTT Communications equipment and Ixia’s K2 higher speed test (HSE) test solution.

Ixia’s K2 100 GE test solution both employed Opnext’s CFP 100GBASE-LR4 transceivers which are compliant to the CFP MSA and IEEE P802.3ba draft standard. 100GBASE-LR4 operates by running two single-mode fibers, each running at 25 Gbps, with a different wavelength per fiber. 100GBASE-LR4 is designed to transmit data up to 10 kilometers at 100Gbps on a point-to-point link.

“Ixia is the top company who has delivered a 100 Gbps network testing solution that is reliable and functionally able to show 100 Gbps interoperability. Their solution provides a flexible, real-world environment,” said Mr. Kohei Kitade of the IP Network Department of Network Business Division of NTT Communications. “With Ixia, we are able to test the interoperability, performance, and features of 100 Gbps gear, allowing us to move forward in the development of next generation ultra high speed network service offerings in compliance with IEEE802.3ba specifications.”

During Interop Tokyo, a public demonstration to showcase the next generation ultra high speed network technology was held connecting NTT Communications’ booth to one of their sites in Otemachi, Tokyo via Interop Tokyo’s Shownet (an interoperability test demo environment at Interop Tokyo) in order to test the interoperability and the performance of 100 Gbps routers, switches, and transmission equipment.

Ixia’s converged IP testing solutions enable users to test the performance of network equipment, Internet service and applications. Its recently released 100 GE testing solution, known as K2, is the only module available in the market today that can test IEEE802.3ba standard-based products. The IEEE802.3ba standard is expected to be ratified in June 2010. K2 modules can generate and analyze full 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps layer 1-7 line rate traffic with up to 1 million distinct flows per port. Module testing capabilities include such metrics as real-time latency, inter-arrival time, packet loss, data integrity, sequence checking and packet capture.

“Ixia is the only testing company with proven test solutions to assist network equipment manufacturers and carriers with successful roll-outs of 100 GE devices and networks," said Errol Ginsberg, Chief Innovation Officer at Ixia. "NTT Communications successful demonstration using Ixia’s HSE test solution is proof positive that 100 GE technology is quickly moving forward to real-world deployment.”

K2 modules can measure and analyze the performance of HSE standard-compliant devices at line rate, and are compatible with Ixia's chassis and broad range of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 10 Gbps interfaces, allowing real-world, full product testing in a single box. For more information on Ixia or their higher speed Ethernet solutions, please visit Ixia’s HSE product page.


About Ixia

Ixia is a leading provider of converged IP performance test systems and service verification platforms for wireless and wired infrastructures and services. Ixia’s test systems are used by network and telephony equipment manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, service providers, governments and enterprises to validate the performance and reliability of complex networks, devices and applications. Ixia’s multiplay test systems address the growing need to test voice, video and data services and network capability under real-world conditions.

About NTT Communications

NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit


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