News Release

Verizon Wireless Chooses Spirent To Provide Testing Solutions For The Certification Of LTE Devices

January 19, 2010

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7519Sailaja Tennati
Spirent Communications
sailaja.tennati@spirent.com
770-432-3225

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SUNNYVALE, CA — Verizon Wireless announced today that the company has selected Spirent Communications as a provider of testing solutions for the certification of devices that will operate on the nationwide 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network that Verizon Wireless is building on the Upper 700 MHz C-Block spectrum. Spirent solutions include hardware, test simulators, system simulators and software for test automation. Any organization considering offering devices on the upcoming Verizon Wireless LTE network can use these tools in preparation for device certification by independent labs.

 

Today’s announcement expands on the two companies’ existing relationship for testing devices and services. While Spirent is the first company selected by Verizon Wireless for providing approved LTE test equipment, Verizon Wireless expects to announce additional testing solutions.

To learn more about Spirent Communications’ LTE testing solutions, visit www.spirent.com/wireless/lte_ecosystem. Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE wireless network.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Spirent Communications
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test & measurement, inspires innovation within development labs, networks and IT organizations to enable customers to deploy communications networks, services & applications, and devices that enrich life. Our extensive portfolio of solutions test data centers, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and global navigation satellite systems. With solutions used by more than 1,700 customers in 30 countries, the world’s largest equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprise and governments rely daily on Spirent to help ensure their success. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Spirent Communications has 1,300 employees worldwide. For more information visit www.spirent.com/planet-spirent/media_room/about_spirent_communications_plc.aspx.

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