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Anritsu Successfully Completes 1st ETSI NFV Interoperability Plugtests


Anritsu part of a team of leading organisations successfully validating and testing Network Functions Virtualization interoperability

Copenhagen, Denmark – February 23rd 2017 – Anritsu A/S, the leading provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) for new generation and virtualized networks announced today the successful completion of the 1st NFV Plugtests™ at the first of its kind event organized 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 23rd and February 3rd 2017 at the 5TONIC Laboratory in Leganes, near Madrid, Spain. 

Anritsu participated with their MasterClaw™ vProbe VNF solution with the aim to validate interoperability with commercial and open-source MANO and VIM implementations.

Participants to the multi-vendor interoperability event included 13 VNF vendors, 9 MANO suppliers and 11 NFVI/VIM solutions. The Anritsu vProbe VNF registered a 100% success rate on the executed test cases, proving multi-vendor compatibility and market readiness. 

“Anritsu understands how crucial these interoperability events are to help progress the industry towards Telco Cloud and we are pleased to have taken part in it. For Anritsu, the event has shown the advances on our journey towards cloud native Service Assurance and what our focus should be on next” stated Neil McKinlay, CTO 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, market leading CX and multi-dimensional network analytics solutions that are key to 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)