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02/19/2013 - Spirent Solution Drives Global SUPL 2.0 Certification Test Mandate

Spirent's Location Test Solution (LTS) Assists Operators and Device Manufacturers Deploy Next-Gen Location-Enabled Device

Sunnyvale, California — (February 19, 2013) — Spirent Communications, a leader in testing wireless networks, services and devices, announced today that its Location Technology Solution (LTS) has been validated for SUPL 2.0 testing. With this announcement, the threshold for Global Certification Forum (GCF) SUPL 2.0 tests is now reached, activating the mandate for device manufacturers around the world to certify all upcoming SUPL 2.0 enabled devices.

Spirent recognizes that SUPL 2.0 compliance is a key component of delivering next-generation Location-Based Services (LBS). SUPL 2.0 supports a wide range of capabilities, from geography-based advertising to location accuracy during emergency LTE calls and additional global navigation satellite systems such as GLONASS and BeiDou-2.

"The ability to support the next-generation LBS and stricter requirements for E911 is a crucial objective for operators and device manufacturers," said Spirent director of product management Rajat Agarwal. "SUPL 2.0 compliance is a critical element of upcoming mobile device deployments for high speed LTE networks and we are dedicated to providing test solutions that help our customers achieve success."

Visit Spirent's booth in Hall 6 Stand #6D85 during Mobile World Congress, February 25 – 28 in Barcelona for more information. To learn more about Spirent's Location Technology Solution, visit

About Spirent Federal Systems
Spirent Federal Systems was formed in July 2001 by Spirent Communications as a wholly owned subsidiary and United States proxy company. Spirent Federal markets and sells products in North and South America with value-added features and ongoing customer support. Spirent Federal Systems is headquartered in Yorba Linda, California, with support and sales offices throughout the US.

About Spirent's Positioning Technology Division
Spirent is the first choice of major manufacturers, integrators, test facilities and space agencies worldwide for GNSS testing and simulation solutions. Today, Spirent simulation systems are used throughout the world through a broad range of clients in more than 30 countries. Spirent delivers navigation and positioning test equipment and services to all sectors of the navigation and positioning community, from government agencies through to high volume commercial markets.

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 (

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