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Anritsu Participates in Recent Ethernet Alliance Plugfest Focusing on 25GBASE-R and 100GBASE-R Physical Optical Ethernet Interfaces


Network Master™ Pro MT1000A Part of the Multivendor Event Highlighting High-speed Connectivity

Richardson, TX – March 8, 2018 – Anritsu Company announces that it participated in the most recent Ethernet Alliance plugfest held at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) in Durham, N.H. The Anritsu Network Master™ Pro MT1000A compact, battery-powered multi-function tester was part of the multivendor event that centered on testing of 25GBASE-R and 100GBASE-R physical optical Ethernet interfaces. The highly successful event highlighted the quickening migration to higher speed connectivity for data center and other applications.

Attracting participation from across the Ethernet landscape, the Ethernet Alliance 25GBASE-R and 100GBASE-R plugfest included cable and module vendors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and chipmakers, in addition to Anritsu Company. During the five-day event, more than 1,000 test scenarios were executed on equipment submitted by an array of diverse cable manufacturers, and system and test providers. Performed in UNH-IOL’s vendor-neutral lab, testing encompassed three Forward Error Correction (FEC) scenarios with and without auto-negotiation, resulting in a pass rate of 97% for 25GBASE-R and 94% for 100GBASE-R test cases.

“The deployment of the next era of Ethernet is accelerating, opening the door to innovation-driven opportunities in new markets and application spaces,” said John D’Ambrosia, chairman, Ethernet Alliance. “Our successful 25GBASE-R and 100GBASE-R plugfest shows that the diverse Ethernet ecosystem is united behind Ethernet and ready to deliver on its promise of uncompromised performance and interoperability. We congratulate everyone who took part in this important event.”

“Anritsu was honored to participate in the plugfest and to have the opportunity to demonstrate leading-edge interoperability among data center interconnections. As a world-class leader in signal integrity, transport and data network testing solutions, Anritsu welcomes its role in the Ethernet Alliance, as it enables us to showcase our test capabilities alongside market leaders in their respective industry segments in a true, real-world application,” said Daniel Gonzalez, Anritsu Company Business Development Manager.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

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About the Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new Ethernet technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education.

Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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