Tektronix' G35-WiMAX Solution Selected by WiMAX Forum® as Official Protocol Test Tool
G35 Solution Will Serve as Interoperability Tool as Part of WiMAX Forum Network Interoperability Test (NWIOT) Initiative
RICHARDSON, Texas, April 9

Tektronix Communications, a leading worldwide provider of communications network management and diagnostics solutions, today announced that the WiMAX Forum® has selected the G35-WiMAX protocol test solution to verify the interoperability of WiMAX network nodes in Mobile WiMAX Forum Certified™ Test Laboratories around the world.

As part of the WiMAX Forum Network Interoperability Test initiative, reference networks will be set up in all WiMAX Forum Test Laboratories, against which WiMAX component vendors can test their implementation. Tektronix Communications' G35-WiMAX protocol test solution will serve as the reference point to analyze the responses of individual devices in test scenarios specified by the WiMAX Forum. In this way, the G35 will provide key support in assessing the behavior of the reference network.

"Tektronix Communications' G35 solution provides an ideal platform for the WiMAX Forum to ensure interoperability of WiMAX network elements from different vendors," said Ed Agis, Chairman, Certification Working Group, WiMAX Forum. "Increasingly, service providers are creating end-to-end networking solutions spanning multiple platforms for fixed, nomadic, portable and Mobile WiMAX systems, and the G35 provides a dependable solution that helps ensure compliance within the network."

"Tektronix leads the market in mobile protocol testing which assures the highest quality of test assurance for WiMAX networks," said Othmar Kyas, Director of Strategic Marketing, Network Diagnostics, Tektronix Communications. "As operators prepare to deploy WiMAX networks, the G35-WiMAX solution provides the best platform to test for interoperability to ensure that the highest quality of mobile multimedia applications and services are provided to subscribers on a mass scale."

Tektronix' G35-WiMAX solution was the telecommunications industry's first protocol test platform for functional testing of Mobile WiMAX™ radio access products that are based on the IEEE 802.16e standard. The solution provides real-time decoding and advanced filtering of IEEE 802.16e R1 with Bit Error Rate Test as well as monitoring of vendor-specific R6 and WiMAX Forum compliant R3, R4, R6 and R8 interfaces for both control and user plane. This visibility allows for quick and cost effective diagnosis of all functions, such as network entry, radio resource management and mobility management. The solution also includes the ability to simulate complete network element behavior over the key WiMAX interfaces for the purpose of functional and load/stress testing.

About WiMAX Forum

The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16/ETSI HiperMAN standard. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. Along these lines, the WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. Through the WiMAX Forum Congress Events Series of global trade shows and events, the WiMAX Forum is committed to furthering education, training and collaboration to expand the reach of the WiMAX ecosystem. For more information, visit the trade show link at http://www.wimaxforum.org/.

About Tektronix Communications' G35 Solution

The G35 solution provides protocol simulation, emulation and monitoring in a single, cost-effective unit. This comprehensive platform provides a flexible, modular, high-performance hardware and software platform that allows customers to perform functional and load tests on a wide range of interfaces in mobile networks, including GERAN, UTRAN, packet and circuit-switched core networks, IMS, WiMAX, LTE and femtocell.

About Tektronix Communications

Tektronix Communications provides network operators and equipment manufacturers around the world an unparalleled suite of network diagnostics and management solutions for fixed, mobile, IP and converged multi-service networks. This comprehensive set of solutions support a range of architectures and applications such as LTE, fixed mobile convergence, IMS, broadband wireless access, WiMAX, VoIP and triple play, including IPTV. Tektronix Communications is headquartered in Richardson, Texas. Learn more about the company's test, measurement and network monitoring solutions by visiting http://www.tek.com/communications.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

"WiMAX Forum" is a registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum. "WiMAX," the WiMAX Forum logo, "WiMAX Forum Certified," and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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CONTACT: Alisha Goff of Tektronix, +1-469-330-4405,
alisha.goff@tektronix.com; or Meghan Murphy, +1-972-341-2517,
mmurphy@golinharris.com, for Tektronix

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