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Anritsu Successfully Completes 2nd ETSI NFV Interoperability Plugtests with 100% Success Rate


Copenhagen, Denmark – February 20, 2018 – Anritsu A/S, the leading provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) for new generation and virtualized networks announced today the successful completion of the 2nd NFV Plugtests™ at an event organised by the European Telecommunications Standardisation Institute (ETSI) with the scope of validating and testing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) interoperability.

The event was organized by the ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability and took place between January 15th and January 19th, 2018 in Sophia Antipolis, France at the ETSI Headquarters. 

Anritsu participated with their MasterClaw™ vProbe VNF solution with the aim of validating multi-VIM and multi-VNF interoperability with commercial and open-source MANO and VIM/NFVI implementations.

Participants of the multi-vendor interoperability event included 19 VNF vendors, 12 MANO suppliers and 12 NFVI/VIM solutions. The Anritsu vProbe VNF registered a 100% success rate on the executed test cases, proving multi-vendor compatibility and progress towards a cloud-ready Service Assurance solution. 

“In today’s fast moving networks ensuring interoperability and evolution to the cloud is a key CSP business objective.  Anritsu believes these events help progress the industry towards the vision of the Telco Cloud and we are pleased to have taken part in it. Anritsu has also gained valuable insight into the progress made towards delivering a cloud native Service Assurance and identified areas for future development” stated Neil Tomlinson COO, Anritsu Service Assurance.

Part of Anritsu’s MasterClaw multi-dimensional Service Assurance solution, the MasterClaw vProbe is capable of passively monitoring NFV and SDN networks and services (vEPC, vIMS, vPCEF/PCRF, etc.) enabling use-cases such as network service troubleshooting, real-time service specific KPI monitoring, real-time streaming analytics and slice-and-dice multi-dimensional network analytics with the scope of improving Customer Experience. 

About Anritsu 
Anritsu Corporation ( is 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, customized software 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 multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization, Anritsu provides 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
Email: Eric.Fauxpoint(ATMARK)
Janice Ashton
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123
Email: janice(ATMARK)

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