EXFO has launched a 400G testing solution for telecom network equipment manufacturers, carrier labs and data centres. The company says the FTBx-88400NGE Power Blazer is “the most compact and only solution that offers advanced testing for the full suite of new 400G technologies, including support for FlexE (Flex Ethernet), 400G Ethernet and high-speed transceiver validation.”
The new multiservice testing solution arrives as the industry is quickly gearing up for 400G—the next step in the evolution in speed driven by explosive demand for increased bandwidth on the network.
As a result, the pressure is on for network equipment manufacturers to develop infrastructure solutions that support 400G technologies; data centres and service providers are also evaluating the new high-speed technologies and planning to adopt them. All will require advanced testing solutions in order to validate and deploy higher-speed links.
“The telecom industry is racing to innovate smarter and more powerful solutions that meet the needs of a 400G world, despite the challenges of time-to-market and new advanced technologies,” said Stéphane Chabot, EXFO’s vice president, test and measurement. “EXFO’s FTBx-88400NGE Power Blazer offers a critical competitive edge by providing the industry’s most comprehensive 400G test solution to offer support for 400G technologies from in-lab innovation to testing in the field.”
The FTBx-88400NGE Power Blazer maximises the potential of precious lab space and accelerates testing time. When deployed in EXFO’s FTB-4 Pro platform, the Power Blazer is the only portable 400G test solution on the market. In addition, EXFO’s LTB-8 rackmount platform can accommodate two 400G modules, making it the only solution that can test up to 800G simultaneously.