Spirent and China Mobile Collaborate to Address Mission-Critical SPN/MTN 5G Testing

Spirent Communications, the trusted provider of test, measurement, assurance and analytics solutions for next-generation devices and networks, announced that it will collaborate with China Mobile to assure readiness of mission-critical 5G applications via network slicing transport standard testing and validation.

The newly-launched Spirent FlexE-100 test module has been chosen to test functional and performance aspects related to 5G transport SPN (Slicing Packet Network).

Spirent is first to market with its comprehensive, end-to-end 5G transport and network slicing testing solution, which addresses the challenges of 5G transport by offering scalable protocol emulation and L2-L7 traffic generation over the slicing channel layer. It provides comprehensive feature support, unmatched scalability and the highest port density and forwarding performance. Spirent’s solution expands SPN network slicing test capabilities to help ensure the diverse bandwidth, latency, security and time synchronization required by 5G applications.

Spirent’s FlexE-100 solution is the world’s highest density FlexE 100GBASE-R PHY tester. It is designed for validating next-generation Flex Ethernet supported routers and data center fabrics to promote the deployment of FlexE technology in data centers, MAN, as well as for validating SPN/MTN network devices to enable channel switching and network slicing in the 5G transport network.