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The path to smarter 100G transport network testing and validation

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François Marcotte

Subject Matter Expert

François Marcotte is a Senior member of technical staff and Subject Matter Expert at EXFO. With 30+ years in the telecom industry, he started as a repair tech for DMS-100 systems. Over the years, François has acquired expert knowledge on Ethernet, IP, OTN and high speed optical technologies. He is continuously working with customers as a technical advisor for testing high speed systems and troubleshooting 5G performance. François is involved with product definition and guidance at EXFO for Ethernet and optical transport solutions. He regularly contributes as a speaker in various seminars and webinars. François graduated in electrical engineering from Polytechnique Montreal.

Steve Lépine

Product Specialist, Transport and Datacom

Steve Lépine is an expert in Ethernet and Fibre Channel technologies. He has over 18 years of experience with EXFO in T&D. Steve was involved for 15 years as FPGA designer in R&D. He is currently a Product Specialist. Steve is a key contributor in the development of several test applications for high-profile product lines such as the NetBlazer, Power Blazer and BV series. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Microelectronics from Université du Quebec à Montréal (UQAM).

To keep pace with bandwidth demands, network operators are supporting higher transmission rates and upgrading both the network capacity and the number of transport links. 10Gbp/s metro network links are now being upgraded to 100Gbp/s links to support IoT, big data, Cloud and 5G services. It is becoming imperative to understand the impact of 100G Ethernet transport in the metropolitan area network, the challenges of new optical interfaces and most importantly how to implement the right testing processes to deliver flawless quality of service (QoS).

In this webinar, we will focus on testing examples using an advanced solution that integrates EXFO's unique flexible Open Transceiver System.

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding the evolution of the optical interface
  • 100G technology review: What's out there in terms of transceivers?
  • 100G Ethernet testing simplicity using the iSAM application
  • An overview of OTU4 testing use cases
  • Transceiver validation and testing considerations using the iOptics application

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