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Optical Transport Network - OTN

OTN Technology

Newly enhanced! - MT1100A and MT1000A - Redefining Network Testing

All-in-one transport network testers supports testing from 1.5 Mbps to 100 Gbps - the newly enhanced MT1100A Network Master Flex and MT1000A Network Master Pro redefine the direction of future test platforms by bringing all your network test requirements to a portable device.

These instruments support OTN, MPLS-TP, Ethernet and Fibre Channel, as well as legacy networks, including PDH/DSn and SDH/SONET with new ehnancements that include support of CPRI/OBSAI and RFC 6349 TCP throughput testing, OTN multi-stage mapping for OTU3/4, MDIO analysis, and support of a Video Inspection Probe (VIP) along with several newly added key functions.

With these enhancements, the MT1000A and MT1100A bring unprecedented flexibility, accuracy, and versatility to testing high-speed networks designed for emerging high-bandwidth requirements. Both instruments now support all eight CPRI interface rates as well as testing CPRI over OTN and OBSAI. A new TCP throughput option was added to verify TCP network performance allowing the MT1000A and MT1100A to support the RFC 6349 benchmark standard.

MT1100A Network Master Flex Enhanced - Network Master Flex MT1100A

Supports functions required for developing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining networks at bit rates from 1.5 Mbps to 100 Gbps.

  • Various OTN mappings up to 100 Gbps
  • Up to 4 ports at all rates
  • Easy and intuitive user interface
  • Modular platform ensuring maximum return on investment
  • Supports OTN, Ethernet, CPRI/OBSAI, SDH/SONET, PDH/DSn and Fibre Channel UPDATED
  • RFC 6349-TCP Network transmission equipment performance tests NEW
  • CFP, CFP2, CFP4 (using CFP2/CFP4 adaptor) CXP, and QSFP+interfaces UPDATED
  • CAUI, CAUI4 and XLAUI, electrical interface using extenders UPDATED
  • Colored Reports display threshold settings and Pass/Fail evaluation results UPDATED
  • Multi-user access to each port in one MT1100A independently using dedicated GUI software NEW
  • Event log NEW
                        Enhanced - Network Master Pro MT1000A

The compact, battery-powered and easy-to-use field transport tester has everything in a single, handy tester to install and maintain communication networks from 1.5 Mbps to 10 Gbps.

  • All-in-one transport tester – supports testing from 1.5 Mbps to 10 Gbps
  • Mobile fronthaul installation and verification NEW
  • Easy and intuitive user interface
  • Dual ports at all rates
  • WLAN/Bluetooth/LAN connectivity
  • PDF and XML report generation
  • Remote operation (VCN), dedicated remote GUI software and remote control (scripting) UPDATED
  • Optical Connector Inspection NEW

Optical Transport Network (OTN)

OTN (Optical Transport Network) with the recent updates to the ITU-T G.709 standard is quickly becoming the preferred transport technology for telecom operators across many facets of their network. OTN encompasses many enhancements over the traditional SDH or SONET networks such as “Optimized transport of legacy and future technologies” and “Greater alarming and management of the network”, for these reasons alone it’s the natural progression path for telecom operators. Anritsu is committed to OTN as a technology and has been actively involved with it for many years, please return to this page for future updates and reference material related to OTN.


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Application Notes


Anritsu OTN equipment

Anritsu has several testers which support OTN including:

  • MT1100A - All-in-one transport tester - testing from 1.5 Mbps to 100 Gbps
  • MT1000A - All-in-one field transport tester - testing from 1.5 Mbps to 10 Gbps
  • MD1260A - 40/100G Ethernet Analyzer
  • MP1595A - 40G SDH/SONET Analyzer
  • MP1590B - Network Performance Tester
  • CMA5000a - With the Universal Transport Analysis (UTA) Module
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