Tektronix Solution Enables Faster and Effective Testing and Simulation of Femtocell Networks
Tektronix' G35 Protocol Analyzer Offers Simulation, Emulation and Monitoring in a Single Low-Cost Unit

Tektronix Communications, a leading worldwide provider of communications network management and diagnostics test solutions, today announced the successful deployment of its powerful protocol analysis solution for effective and efficient development test of femtocell access point elements.

Customers seeking to develop femtocell technologies can use the G35 protocol analyzer to provide simulation and emulation of key elements of their femtocell designs including UMTS core network interfaces over IP such as Iu-CS and Iu-PS, allowing a significant reduction of both cost and footprint of their labs' infrastructure as network elements can be effectively replaced by the test unit.

Femtocells, also known as personal base stations, have the potential to transform communications by making mobile devices the tools of choice, even in home settings. Tektronix' G35 protocol analyzer provides a comprehensive platform for functional testing of a wide range of interfaces for femtocell and all the latest mobile technologies.

In the past 18 months, femtocell technology has developed into a 'real world' technology that will work with any existing GSM or UMTS device and provide seamless handovers for voice and data services from public mobile to femto networks inside buildings. Femto uses existing technology but in a highly integrated, smaller form eliminating the need to change phones, networks or services and services that have fixed-line prices which present a real challenge to the fixed line service providers.

Tektronix' G35 provides protocol simulation, emulation and monitoring in a single, cost-effective unit that has already enabled the successful evolution from 2G to 3G and now to next generation wireless standards such as LTE and Mobile WiMAX all around the world. The solution will meet network mobile equipment manufacturers and service providers' needs for powerful simulation capabilities for their development test environment, including simulation of voice and video over IP in a single, cost-effective solution.

"As a first-to-market provider of mobile test, Tektronix has been providing functional and load test solutions for 3G, mobile WiMAX and HSDPA technologies that address critical issues for our customers," said Richard Kenedi, General Manager, Functional & Load Diagnostics, Tektronix Communications. "We have applied in-depth knowledge and expertise to our femtocell test solutions. During the past months, we have helped customers create efficient femtocell test procedures, allowing them to validate functionality and performance of femtocells for seamless interaction with the public 3G network, a prerequisite for the success of this exciting new technology."

For additional information, please refer to: http://www.tek.com/communications.

About Tektronix' G35

The G35 provides protocol simulation, load generation and monitoring capabilities in one integrated system. It's modular, high performance hardware and software platform allows for functional and load testing of all technologies in mobile communication such as GSM, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA, CDMA2000, UMTS, TD-SCDMA, WiMAX and LTE.

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.

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