Central Office Testing

Ethernet is rapidly becoming the predominant method for deploying new commercial services and for expanding backhaul capacity. Carriers are increasingly adopting testing schemes that focus around centralized testing from the central office, for providing visibility of Ethernet performance in order to guarantee and reinforce service-level agreements and improve problem resolution.

The XenaCompact testers are tailored for central office environments, allowing for easy integration into equipment racks in central offices or remote locations, while providing a full suite of test capabilities for end-to-end, bidirectional Ethernet testing, including RFC 2544, and advanced wire-speed traffic analysis.

This application note examines the characteristics of an Ethernet tester in the central office environment.