Tektronix Communications Joins LSTI for Trial Testing in LTE Mobile Broadband Systems
Tektronix Brings Industry Leadership in Test and Monitoring Expertise Solutions to LSTI Collaboration

Tektronix Communications, a leading worldwide provider of communications network management and diagnostics test solutions, has been selected to join the Long Term Evolution/System Architecture Evolution (LTE/SAE) Trial Initiative (LSTI), a global, collaborative technology trial initiative focused on accelerating the availability of commercial and interoperable next generation LTE mobile broadband systems. The LSTI brings together major telecom equipment vendors and operators to drive the development of next-generation, high-performance, mobile broadband networks and 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) LTE and SAE technologies.

As a leading player in LTE test and measurement solutions, Tektronix' LTE solution portfolio includes the G35 Functional and Load Test Platform and the NSA Monitoring Platform which offer a comprehensive set of solutions focusing on effectively testing end-to-end network solutions to ensure that vendors and operators can test and verify LTE implementations as quickly and efficiently as possible. These platforms also include features such as air interface testing, multiple interface call trace and key performance statistics.

"We look forward to working with the world leading vendors and operators in the early phases of LTE deployment as a member of LSTI," said Martin Kuerzinger, General Manager, Mobile Diagnostics & Optimization Business Unit, Tektronix Communications. "We strongly believe that participation and collaboration in early trials will result in our continued ability to provide monitoring tools that exactly meet the verification, deployment and optimization requirements of operators."

Tektronix was selected for inclusion in LSTI based on its extensive history of valuable contributions, technology expertise and industry leadership in the test and measurement industry. As a member of LSTI, Tektronix will actively participate, support and assist in the LSTI initiatives to ensure the successful completion of projects. In addition, Tektronix will provide insight on the challenges that vendors face in efficiently testing new features and technologies ensuring reduced time to market, optimal performance and minimum out of pocket expenses (OPEX). More information can be found at http://www.tektronix.com/lte.

More information about LSTI is available online at http://www.lstiforum.com/.

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.

About LSTI

The LTE/SAE (Long Term Evolution/System Architecture Evolution) Trial Initiative (LSTI) was founded in May this year by leading telecommunications companies Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, France Telecom/Orange, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel, T-Mobile and Vodafone, and was recently expanded with China Mobile, Huawei, LG Electronics, NTT DoCoMo, Qualcomm, Samsung, Signalion, Tektronix, Telecom Italia and ZTE joining as new members.

The joint initiative aimed at driving forward the realization of the next-generation of high performance mobile broadband networks based on 3GPP Release 8 "Long Term Evolution/System Architecture Evolution" (LTE/SAE) specifications.

The LTE/SAE Trial Initiative heralds a new chapter for the mobile industry with network systems targeted to support mobile broadband peak data rates exceeding 100 Mbps. In line with 3GPP requirements, this next-generation technology aims to provide a mobile broadband service that outperforms both 3GPP Release 6 HSPA, as well as current fixed line DSL data rates while maintaining and extending the highly successful mobility and coverage benefits of 3GPP networks such as GSM. 3GPP LTE/SAE networks are expected to enable lower operating costs for operators as well as higher data-rate, lower latency end-user services, and an improved end-user wireless mobility experience.

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CONTACT: Alisha Goff of Tektronix Communications, +1-469-330-4405,

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