Spirent TestCenter reveals anticipated real-world app performance in one unified platform

Spirent Communications plc (LSE:SPT), a provider of test, measurement, assurance and analytics solutions for next-generation devices and networks, has announced an industry first in application testing, the company said.

A new enhancement to the Spirent TestCenter solution now enables full-stack Layer 2 to Layer 7 testing in a single unified platform. This new functionality provides much greater visibility into how business-critical applications perform in complex networks and offers important new insights into the anticipated app performance, stability and actual Quality of Experience (QoE) being delivered to end users.

A new wave of devices connected to the Internet, and heavy social and streaming media content are causing the highest-ever bandwidth demands on provider networks. At the same time, enterprises are moving to wireless local area networks (WLAN) for on-premise connectivity and cloud-based services for productivity applications. As a result, operators, network equipment and device manufacturers and enterprises are demanding real-time traffic testing use cases to ensure QoE.

The latest enhancement to Spirent TestCenter assures QoE and Quality of Service (QoS) by allowing users to test across the full Layer 2 to Layer 7 stack with emulated topologies and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) interfaces, measuring traditional packet and Service Level Agreement (SLA)-specific metrics. Spirent TestCenter can now generate a full stack mix of application traffic, combining existing Layer 2-3 capabilities with robust topology emulation and enhanced Layer 4-7 stateful application traffic generation. The resulting unified view gives unparalleled insight into how streaming and sharing applications will perform based on expected network flows.

Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT) offers test, measurement, analytics and assurance solutions for next-generation devices and networks. The company provides products, services and information for high-speed Ethernet, positioning and mobile network infrastructure markets, with expanding focus on service assurance, cybersecurity and 5G.