Although data traffic is skyrocketing, related revenues are only growing at a fraction of this rate, while costs are growing faster. As a result, service providers are intensifying their return-on-investment (ROI) requirements on newly qualified transmission and test equipment to lower their capital expenses (CAPEX) and achieve greater savings throughout the equipment’s life span.
In addition to addressing bandwidth demand, service providers’ 40G/100G strategies must also target dramatic reductions in operational expenses (OPEX), including truck rolls and technician field dispatch. Therefore, it is becoming more crucial to select the proper multiservice testing solution for rapidly scaling the networks, reducing time-to-service and ensuring turn-up efficiency.
A Game Changer for High-Speed Services
The FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer introduces a new OPEX and CAPEX saving factor, as its FLEX configuration capitalizes on EXFO’s flexible platform architecture to enable any testing capability from 10M to 100G, anywhere, anytime, with simple point-and-click to enable software options. This flexibility guarantees a cost-effective, future-proof offering and ensures immediate access to testing capabilities and faster service provisioning, while avoiding unnecessary costs for shipping back the test equipment.
In addition, since the FTB-88100NGE is housed in the FTB-500 platform, it provides you with the added benefits of EXFO’s FTB Ecosystem—including automated, cloud-based asset and test data management, as well as EXFO’s software Update Manager—allowing you to streamline test operations, from build-out to maintenance.
Powerful, Yet Simple
Regardless of the fact that high-speed technologies and next-generation networks are becoming more and more complex, the FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer addresses all field-testing needs up to 100 Gbit/s without sacrificing simplicity. Thanks to EXFO’s highly intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), streamlined procedures and predefined configurations, it requires minimal to no training for new users. Furthermore, with unmatched connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet or USB ports, the FTB-500 Windows-based platform is accessible in any environment and at any time, reducing unnecessary tier-2 technician dispatching and truck rolls to remote sites.
What's more, the FTB-500 platform allows you to customize your testing solution. Combine the FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer module with any EXFO optical module for fiber characterization and OSNR qualification, and run them simultaneously to speed up testing and accelerate time to service.