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Verizon Wireless Selects Tektronix Communications To Monitor Nationwide Next-Generation LTE Network

The 4G LTE Leader Leverages Tektronix Communications' Iris Suite of Solutions for LTE Network Monitoring

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February 21, 2011

Jeffrey Nelson
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Alisha Goff
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Jeniece Gibbs
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and PLANO, TX — Verizon Wireless announced today it has selected Tektronix Communications' Iris suite of solutions to support the monitoring of Verizon Wireless' next-generation LTE services. The Iris suite of products provides multiple organizations at a service provider with real-time and historical information for service troubleshooting and performance monitoring needs. Tektronix Communications was chosen following a rigorous selection process for solutions that demonstrated versatility and scalability while providing deep, end-to-end visibility into LTE network and service performance.

"As we maintain and deploy America's most advanced 4G LTE network, we knew we needed a monitoring solution that helps assure that our services perform seamlessly for our customers," said Nicola Palmer, vice president of network for Verizon Wireless. "Tektronix Communications' customer driven innovation approach resulted in a solution uniquely capable of meeting our business and operational requirements."

Tektronix Communications' Iris suite of products includes:

  • GeoProbe G10 — Based on the industry-leading GeoProbe, the new high-speed, high-density 10GE probe features a distributed architecture optimized to handle high -bandwidth IP traffic.
  • Iris Analyzer toolset — Includes Iris Protocol Analyzer (PA), Iris Session Analyzer (ISA) and Iris Traffic Analyzer (ITA), which provides L2 to L7 troubleshooting by characterizing IP traffic by links, applications and servers.
  • IrisView — Easy-to-use, configurable software framework that provides a single, integrated platform for all applications, including feeds to customer experience management (CEM) systems and third party OSS, BSS applications.
  • Iris Performance Intelligence — Provides end-to-end analysis and reporting capabilities coupled with a flexible and powerful KPI/KQI modeling engine that allows operators to better link desired business outcomes to events that occur at the network level.

"We understand Verizon Wireless is committed to providing ubiquitous wireless broadband connectivity and mobility," said Mark Driedger, vice president and general manager of network management for Tektronix Communications. "The launch of their 4G LTE network is a prominent milestone and we are proud to work with them to help ensure their mobile broadband solutions meet the demands of the market. We believe strongly that the capabilities of the Iris Performance Intelligence application and its ability to transform data into actionable intelligence uniquely ties subscriber experience directly to network performance and will provide Verizon Wireless with both the business and network intelligence insight required to ensure a successful return on investment."

Verizon Wireless will use the Iris LTE solution to increase visibility into IP service uptake, usage and quality, and the network's ability to deliver these IP services. Iris' single pane of glass approach ensures simple and fast identification and resolution of issues.

For more information on 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte. For additional details on the Iris portfolio, please visit www.tektronixcommunications.com/iris.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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 Tektronix Communications
Tektronix Communications provides network operators and service providers 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.. Tektronix Communications is headquartered in Plano, Texas. Learn more about the company's test, measurement and service assurance solutions by visiting www.tektronixcommunications.com  

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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