Software includes real-time UTRAN management.

Press Release Summary:



Designed for managing GPRS and UMTS networks, Unified Assurance Solution with UTRAN management enables carriers to troubleshoot, launch, and continuously monitor broadband services across mobile access, mobile core, and IP networks using one integrated solution. It provides seamless management of entire network, services offered on network, and customers using services through single carrier user interface.



Original Press Release:


Tektronix Unified Assurance Now Includes Real-Time UTRAN Management


Provides Scalable End-to-End UMTS Network & Service Management

BEAVERTON, Ore., Feb. 2 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE:TEK), a leading worldwide provider of network management and diagnostics products, announced a major enhancement to its Unified Assurance solution to include UTRAN for end-to-end UMTS management. The Unified Assurance offering from Tektronix is the established industry leader for managing GPRS and UMTS networks, and is in operation in major mobile networks throughout the world. Adding real-time UTRAN management enables carriers to troubleshoot, quickly launch and continuously monitor broadband services across mobile access, mobile core and IP networks using one integrated solution.

Unlike current offerings in the market that integrate several disjointed products, Unified Assurance provides seamless management of the entire network, the services offered on the network and the customers using those services through a single carrier user interface. This capability has been delivered on the industry's highest capacity and most scalable architecture available today, enabling significant savings in total cost of ownership and the ability to support tens of millions of subscribers. Also unlike other offerings, Tektronix' architectural approach ensures platform continuity as network demands grow in the future.

"We are very excited about this comprehensive UMTS management solution," said Doug Dickerson, VP and General Manager of Tektronix' Unified Assurance business. "Our customers need a single solution to manage access, core and IP networks. What is significant about this announcement is that we've enhanced our Unified Assurance solution by incorporating proven software technology for UTRAN management from Tektronix' industry-leading K-series diagnostic products, which are deployed globally in network equipment manufacturers' and carriers' labs."

About Tektronix

Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement, and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries worldwide. With more than 55 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com.

NOTE: 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.

Glossary of Terms:

GPRS -- General Packet Radio Service: a radio technology for GSM networks that adds packet-switching protocols, shorter set-up time for ISP connections, and offer the possibility to charge by amount of data sent rather than connect time. A 2.5G enhancement to GSM, GPRS is a significant step towards 3G.

UMTS -- Universal Mobile Telecommunications System is the world's choice for 3rd Generation wireless service delivery, as defined by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). UMTS will speed the convergence between the telecommunications, information technology, media, and content industries.

UTRAN -- UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network, consisting of RNCs and Node Bs between Iu an Uu.

CONTACT: Amy Higgins of Tektronix, +1-503-627-6497, or Amy.L.Higgins@tektronix.com

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