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05/08/2012 - Spirent Launches Powerful Solution for Testing Application-Aware Mobile Networks and Security

Integrating Spirent Landslide and Studio Enables Highly-Capable Testing of Mobile Network Performance, Availability, Security and Scalability

Sunnyvale, California – (May 8, 2012) – Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT), the leading provider of test solutions for communications networks, device and services, today announced that it has integrated the functionality of Spirent Studio, developed by recently-acquired Mu Dynamics, with Spirent Landslide. The result is the industry's most comprehensive platform for testing application-aware networks and mobile security.

The integration combines Spirent Landslide's ability to emulate all elements of the mobile network with Studio's ability to accurately recreate application traffic and attacks. Mobile operators and equipment vendors now have a single test platform to validate mobility, data throughput, application awareness and security at scale. The combined solution enables the creation of advanced call models with device specific signaling and application traffic. The solution also tests mobile security by generating attacks from within the network along with high-scale mobility and traffic.

"Today's mobile networks integrate application-aware networks to help create new revenue-generating services and further secure the network. However, until today there was no single platform that could test both the scalability of these mobile networks and the effectiveness of the granular policies governed by this 'app-aware' infrastructure," said Jeff Schmitz, vice president, Networks & Applications group at Spirent. "Now, less than three weeks after our acquisition of Mu Dynamics, we have already been able to integrate the thousands of application profiles and security attacks with the Spirent Landslide platform, giving our customers the best of both worlds."

Without the ability to quickly and accurately test the policies governing their networks, mobile operators risk poor performance. Similarly, security breaches and attacks can bring down networks, leading to loss of sensitive data and ultimately resulting in customer churn. As a result, mobile operators have deployed app-aware infrastructure to help detect and classify applications for a number of purposes including network performance, lawful intercept and traffic shaping across the network. However, testing these capabilities while emulating millions of mobile users is a significant challenge. The combination of Spirent Landslide and Studio enables testing of an application-aware mobile network supporting millions of subscribers while providing real-time application identification for billing, policy, security, and performance management.

Spirent will be demonstrating Studio's integration with Landslide at booth # 4810 at this year's International CTIA Wireless conference and tradeshow in New Orleans, May 8-10, 2012.

For more information on the integrated Spirent Landslide and Studio solution visit, www.spirent.com/Solutions-Directory/Landslide

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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