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Ixia and Deutsche Telekom Partner to Test Pre-deployment 100 Gbps Network



Calabasas, CA. June 14, 2010Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), a leading, global provider of converged IP test solutions, today announced that it assisted Deutsche Telekom in testing a pre-deployment 100 Gbps network link. Deutsche Telekom selected Ixia‘s higher speed Ethernet (HSE) K2 test platform due to its capability to generate and analyze full 100 Gbps line rate traffic, with up to 1 million flows per module. K2’s extensive routing and MPLS protocol emulation allows testing of control plane performance in parallel with layer 2-3 metrics such as real-time latency, inter-arrival time, packet loss, data integrity, and sequence checking.

“With Ixia we are able to test interoperability, performance and features of 100Gbps networking equipment, allowing us to develop the innovative, ultra high speed network service offerings in a timely manner prior to the ratification of  the IEEE802.3ba standard,” said Wolfgang Schmitz, Senior Vice President of DT’s Technology Engineering Center. “Ixia provided the necessary solution to validate our 100 Gbps link test.”

Ixia's K2 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps modules were the first-to-market test solution for network equipment manufacturers and service providers developing 40/100 Gbps devices and networks, providing full IP layer 1-7 measurement and analysis. Test requirements for 40/100 Gbps compliant devices range from generating and analyzing the simplest layer 2 data plane traffic all the way up to sophisticated stateful network communication testing, including IPTV, VoIP, video on demand, HDTV, Internet gaming, and multimedia streaming services.

Ixia’s K2 modules support unframed bit error ratio testing (BERT), allowing individual PCS lane BER test and error injection over a wide range of PRBS patterns, including support for PMD's in IEEE802.3ba draft standard. A full set of BERT-related and bit error ratio (BER) statistics are available.

"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. "DT’s successful trial is proof positive that carrier 100 GE technology is quickly moving to the next phase of deployment and high volume usage."

For more information on Ixia’s HSE testing solution, see the solution page at


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 Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 151 million mobile customers, more than 38 million fixed-network lines and over 15 million broadband lines (as of Dec.31,2009). Its product brands are T-Home (fixed-network telephony, broadband Internet), T-Mobile (mobile communications), and T-Systems (ICT solutions). As an international Group with approximately 260,000 employees operating in around 50 countries worldwide (as of December 31, 2009), Deutsche Telekom generated more than half of its revenue - EUR 64.6 billion - outside of Germany in 2009.


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