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11/13/2012 - Frost & Sullivan Names Spirent Communications the Global Leader in Ethernet Testing


Spirent Expands Ethernet Testing Market Share; Focus on Innovation, Comprehensive Portfolio of Solutions and Global Reach Were Key Contributors, Says Frost & Sullivan

Sunnyvale, California — (November 13, 2012) — Spirent Communications, the leader in testing networks, devices and services, has received Frost & Sullivan's 2012 Market Share Leadership Award for Ethernet testing. With a market share of 30.9 percent, Spirent is significantly ahead of its closest competitor. Frost & Sullivan also recognized Spirent as the market leader in each segment (1GbE, 10GbE and 40/100GbE) that it tracks.

According to Frost & Sullivan's recent market report, Spirent's focus on product advancements such as density, scalability, performance, flexibility and ease of use gives the company a competitive edge over others in the sector. The continual development of the flagship Spirent TestCenter and Spirent TestCenter Live product lines has helped the company address the requirements of changing enterprise networking and service provider markets by delivering tools that validate the performance, availability, security and scalability of data center, cloud computing, and mobile broadband and backhaul technologies.

"Spirent continues to successfully address the market challenges with its technological prowess and customer-centric approach," said Prathima Bommakanti, industry analyst, Test & Measurement Practice at Frost & Sullivan. "Through its strong focus to innovate and enhance its product portfolio, and its utmost commitment to delivering cutting edge solutions to customers, the company has increased its market share."

Spirent is the preferred provider of high-speed, high-scale, high-density converged solutions for Ethernet testing and has played a prominent role in some of the largest public tests to date. For example, Spirent's solutions were used by industry leaders including: "Frost & Sullivan's research clearly demonstrates that Spirent continues to deliver on its strategy of addressing the needs of today's growing markets, such as data center networks, virtualization, cloud computing and mobile broadband," said Jeff Schmitz, chief marketing officer at Spirent Communications. "With an emphasis on product development we are providing customers with leading edge solutions to validate the performance and scale of next-generation networks."

On November 27 at 3:00 pm (Eastern)/12:00 pm (Pacific) Schmitz will join Frost & Sullivan analyst Prathima Bommakanti in a webcast to discuss the market trends and challenges in1/10/40/100G Ethernet network testing. To register visit http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/analyst-briefing-detail.pag?mode=open&sid=269279761

About Spirent Communications plc
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.

Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT). The Company operates a Level 1 American Depositary Receipt ("ADR") program with each ADR representing four Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares. The ADRs trade in the US over-the-counter ("OTC") market under the symbol SPMYY and the CUSIP number is 84856M209. Spirent Communications' sales to the United States government are made through Spirent Federal Systems Inc (www.spirentfederal.com).

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