ip.access Selects Tektronix for Femtocell Testing
Tektronix' G35 Protocol Analyzer to Simulate UMTS Core Network - Femtocell Connectivity
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RICHARDSON, Texas

Tektronix Communications, a leading worldwide provider of communications network management and diagnostics test solutions, announced today that ip.access Ltd. has selected the G35 protocol analyzer to provide simulation of UMTS core networks to UMTS Femto- and Macro Radio Access Networks for the design and test of their femtocell access point elements.

"Tektronix' G35 test platform gives us a reliable simulation solution to test our pioneering femtocell technology, and enables us to enrich our test environment with core network capabilities without needing to buy and maintain an expensive core network infrastructure," said Dr. Nick Johnson, CTO of ip.access. "The addition of UMTS core network simulation is critical to the commercial availability of our femtocell solutions in time for anticipated operator deployments in early 2009."

ip.access, a leading provider of mobile broadband infrastructure products, is developing a femtocell technology solution to provide consumers with enhanced mobile voice, video and data services for effective indoor communications. Femtocells have the potential to transform communications by making mobile devices the tools of choice, even in home and office settings. Tektronix' G35 protocol analyzer provides a comprehensive platform for functional testing of a wide range of interfaces for all the latest mobile technologies. This meets ip.access' requirements for powerful simulation capabilities for its development test environment, including simulation of voice and video over IP in a single, cost-effective solution.

"With the G35, Tektronix offers the industry's most comprehensive functional and load test environment and broadest range of test interfaces," said Richard Kenedi, General Manager, Function & Load Diagnostics, Tektronix Communications. "This is an essential requirement for ip.access in their delivery of leading-edge femtocell network infrastructure solutions."

  For additional information, please refer to http://www.tek.com/g35.

  About ip.access

Based in Cambridge, UK, ip.access ltd (http://www.ipaccess.com/) is a leading manufacturer of cost-effective picocell and femtocell infrastructure solutions for GSM, GPRS, EDGE and 3G. These solutions bring IP and cellular technologies together and solve in-building access problems for mobile operators, opening up new revenue streams while defending existing business.

ip.access is the company behind the Oyster 3G™ femtocell, winner of numerous industry awards including the Best Radio Access Product at the 2007 Global Mobile Awards. The Oyster 3G dramatically increases 3G cell capacity and coverage; improves quality of experience; and drives down costs. Oyster 3G is ready for today's mobile networks and tomorrow's IMS infrastructure.

The ip.access nanoGSM® is the world's most deployed picocell solution for cellular networks. It provides GSM, GPRS and EDGE coverage and capacity for offices, shops and using satellite backhaul passenger aircraft, ships and in remote rural areas.

With more than 35 live networks around the world and many more being deployed, ip.access is the partner of choice for operators competing in the new converged marketplace.

ip.access counts Scottish Equity Partners, Rothschild Gestion, Intel Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, ADC, Cisco, Qualcomm and Motorola Ventures among its shareholders.

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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FCMN Contact: jgibbs@golinharris.com

SOURCE: Tektronix Communications

CONTACT: Alisha Goff of Tektronix Communications, +1-469-330-4405,
alisha.goff@tek.com


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