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12/13/2011 - Frost & Sullivan Names Spirent the Global Leader in Ethernet and Cloud Infrastructure Test Equipment Markets

Spirent's Focus on Innovation, Comprehensive Portfolio of Solutions and Global Reach Are Key Contributors to Market Leadership, Says Frost & Sullivan

Sunnyvale, California — (December 13, 2011) — Spirent Communications has been named by Frost & Sullivan as the market leader in the 1/10/40/100G Ethernet and cloud infrastructure test equipment markets, with 28.9 percent and 45.6 percent market shares respectively. According to Frost & Sullivan's recent market reports, Spirent's innovative approach to testing, focus on product enhancements, and capacity to utilize core competencies to leverage new market opportunities, gives the company a competitive edge over other companies in the sector.

Adoption of cloud-based applications along with the mobile Internet revolution are driving deployment of IP/Ethernet infrastructure in data centers and carrier networks, making testing and monitoring of networks and applications in both the lab and live environments critical.

"Spirent's leadership in these two rapidly expanding test equipment markets is a testament to the strong offerings it delivers to its impressive and ever-expanding customer base," said Olga Yashkova, program manager, Test & Measurement Practice at Frost & Sullivan. "Spirent has aligned its test equipment design capability with dynamic customer needs, to provide highly-optimized and converged test solutions with higher scalability, greater density, and increased performance to address real-life network traffic environment."

Spirent is the preferred provider of high-scale, high-density converged solutions for Ethernet and cloud testing and has played a prominent role in some of the largest public tests. Industry leaders such as Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Chunghwa Telecom, Extreme Networks and Juniper among others continue to turn to Spirent to address high speed Ethernet and cloud computing testing. Spirent was the first company to introduce a cloud infrastructure testing solution, pioneering the unique Performance, Availability, Security and Scalability (PASS) test methodology.

"These latest findings from Frost & Sullivan clearly demonstrate that we are delivering on our strategy of addressing the needs of today's growing markets, such as high-speed Ethernet and Cloud, providing our customers with the means to test and understand the performance of next-generation networks," said Bill Burns, CEO, Spirent. "We'll continue to offer the most capable solutions that allow the leading players to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment."

On December 15 at 1:00 pm (Eastern)/10:00 am (Pacific) Spirent's Tim Jefferson will join Frost & Sullivan analyst Prathima Bhoomkanti in a webcast to discuss the market trends and challenges in1/10/40/100G Ethernet network testing. To register visit www.frost.com/prod/servlet/analyst-briefing-detail.pag?mode=open&sid=248191623

For more information on Cloud Infrastructure testing visit www.spirent.com/Networks-and-Applications/Cloud_Computing

For more information on Ethernet testing visit www.spirentfederal.com/IP/Test_Solutions/Ethernet_IP/Overview/

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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