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AMS-IX selects new 100 Gigabit Ethernet Analyzer MT1100A from Anritsu to manage the growth in traffic volumes


Anritsu’s Advanced MT1100A Network Master Flex Analyzer provides multiple protocol test coverage, full OTN client emulation and multiport testing for routers and switches

MT1100A, AMS

Luton, UK – 19 April 2016 – Anritsu Corporation, market leader in communications test equipment, is pleased to announce that Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) has selected the new MT1100A 100G/OTU4 Network Master Flex Analyzer. This increases the test and measuring investment that AMS-IX has made with Anritsu following on from the two MD1260A 100G IP/Ethernet Analyzers that were implemented in 2011.

Anritsu’s latest analyzer offers multiport 100GbE/OTU4 simultaneous testing, which perfectly supports one of the key objectives of AMS-IX – the world’s largest internet exchange in connected parties – to focus on continuous growth, as this is what defines the value of an internet exchange. 

Today, AMS-IX grants an average traffic rate of 3Tb/s, with peaks of over 4.5Tb/s and a total capacity of over 18Tb/s, and provides global ultra-high speed links, with an architecture based on 100GbE-standard routers and switches. Testing and maintaining this advanced platform, while simultaneously establishing new connections, requires powerful, highly reliable and remotely controlled network analyzers. 

Anritsu’s MT1100A Network Master Flex is designed to meet all of these demands, and to provide all the testing requirements for the second wave of innovation in the 40/100GbE networks, while being 400GbE testing ready. Thanks to independent multiport testing, support of all the latest high speed optical modules, and powerful connectivity with remote control of its innovative user interface, the Network Master Flex is the ideal solution for Service Providers, Carriers and Network Operators dealing with the latest and next generation IEEE/ITU-T standards. 

The CTO of AMS-IX, Henk Steenman, said: “AMS-IX has relied on Anritsu’s test and measurement solutions for more than 12 years now. To be able to continuously offer a stable, secure and non-blocking distributed switching infrastructure, we have again selected Anritsu’s test and measurement solutions. Their new Analyzer and powerful multiport remote control capabilities allow our engineers to test our links from both ends, while sitting in their office in Amsterdam.” 

Hirokazu Hamada, head of R&D at Anritsu Japan, said: “Current demand for ubiquitous high speed connectivity, cloud based services and high performance data centers is pushing network and service providers to ensure top performances in terms of reliability, speed, low latency, and global coverage. For this purpose, successful service providers rely on test and measurement solutions offering the top quality features and strong analysis and monitoring capabilities. Anritsu is proud of offering our new MT1100A Network Master Flex, and maintaining strong relationship and support for AMS-IX strategy as the number one global player for Internet Exchange services”

About Anritsu 

Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 years. The company’s test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

For further information please contact:  

Eric Fauxpoint
Director - EMEA Business Development
Anritsu EMEA
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50
Janice Ashton
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123

About AMS-IX

Established in the early 1990s, AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral, non-profit and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. More than 4.5 Terabits per second (Tb/s) of peak Internet traffic is being exchanged between more than 750 IP networks at AMS-IX, making it the largest Internet Exchange in the world. 

The AMS-IX platform provides high-quality IP interconnection and peering services for all types of IP traffic, from regular IP data, Voice over IP, mobile Internet traffic to video. Peering allows these networks to offer their end-users (consumers and companies) stable, fast and cost-efficient Internet services.

AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering points worldwide: The Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX). AMS-IX deploys two exchanges abroad: AMS-IX Hong Kong in the Asia Pacific region and AMS-IX Caribbean in Curacao. AMS-IX’s affiliate AMS-IX USA Inc. deploys AMS-IX Bay Area, AMS-IX Chicago and AMS-IX New York in the United States.

For further information about AMS-IX please contact:

Pauline Hartsuiker 
PR & Communications Specialist at AMS-IX
Tel: +31 (0)20 305 8999

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