Tektronix Extends 3G Network Optimization Portfolio to Provide Drive Test Data Correlation for Improved Time-to-Resolution
DT-Synergy Complements Comprehensive Network Optimization Capabilities, Reduces Costs of Network Optimization Campaigns

RICHARDSON, Texas, February 11, 2008 – Tektronix Communications, a leading worldwide provider of communications network management and diagnostics solutions, announced the expansion of its 3G network optimization portfolio with the introduction of DT-Synergy, a new advanced software application that enables enhanced productivity through improved time-to-resolution during optimization campaigns. For network optimization engineers, DT-Synergy combines the benefits of drive test with the network intelligence delivered by Tektronix’ advanced protocol analysis solutions.

"Changing the approach to network optimization is critical to the business of today's 3G network operators," said Martin Kuerzinger, General Manager, Mobile Diagnostics and Optimization Product Line, Tektronix Communications. "What was effective and acceptable with 2G and 2.5G networks is no longer working with current 3G scenarios. Network operators need to deploy smarter tools and strategies that allow significant OPEX savings and internal resource optimization if they want to create a competitive edge while rolling out new services. DT-Synergy enhances Tektronix’ network optimization portfolio and is an extension of our commitment to help customers get the most from their network investments."

The new application, which complements Tektronix’ first-to-market suite of network optimization products, will allow increased network optimization efficiency by overcoming some of the typical shortcomings of a network optimization strategy based purely on drive test campaigns. These include lack of visibility on uplink activity, poor statistical relevance of data gathered and the high operating costs associated for each campaign. Tektronix' solution has the ability to allow savings of up to 60 percent on OPEX relevant to traditional network optimization techniques, enabling successful roll out of new services without quality degradation.

DT-Synergy: Increasing Network Optimization Productivity
DT-Synergy enables optimization and troubleshooting engineers to increase their intelligence of potential network problems while removing the burden of unnecessary time and resource consuming tasks. Full visibility of Uu, Iub, Iur and Iu interfaces is achieved through c orrelation of Tektronix Network & Service Analyzer (NSA) sessions with drive test log files and network planning data. The call data is plotted on geographical maps while radio measurement parameters are graphically displayed. This allows for concurrent analysis and comparison of uplink and downlink events and measurements.

Tektronix’ network optimization portfolio features a variety of applications specifically designed to help radio optimization engineers perform their tasks more efficiently without relying solely on drive test as in the past. Portfolio solutions include the NSA and the RF Scout® for RF interference hunting and coverage check. This robust key performance indicators-based portfolio enables network operators to efficiently address today's most critical challenge: keeping infrastructure and service delivery costs under control without compromising end-user quality of experience. 

About Tektronix' Network Optimization Portfolio
Tektronix offers customers a market-leading network optimization portfolio, which is built around the Network & Service Analyzer (NSA) and the RF Scout.

The NSA provides fully automated instrument configuration for Iub, Iur, Iu-CS and Iu-PS interfaces, which greatly reduces the time required to obtain and analyze the data. Additionally, the application provides fully automated network topology discovery, enabling effective troubleshooting of live 3G networks.

The RF Scout, the industry's first handheld, field-ready interference hunting tool, enables network performance planning and optimization teams to explore, discover, analyze and document in-channel and out-of-channel RF interference and coverage issues or other radio signal quality problems. The handheld form factor, performance and durability make measurements convenient, reliable and accurate whether inside a building or outdoors.

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 www.tek.com/communications. 

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