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02/22/2016 - Spirent and octoScope Announce a Solution for Performance Testing of Wi-Fi and Other Wireless Technologies in a Repeatable RF Environment

Spirent Landslide and octoScope enable real access point and real client device testing in a single testbed

Barcelona – (February 22, 2016) – Spirent Communications, the leader in networks, network services and device testing, today announced an agreement to deliver a complete Spirent Landslide™ Wi-Fi and octoScope system supporting real access points and real client devices in the octoBox testbed. The octoBox testbed supports coexistence of multiple wireless technologies such as LTE and 802.11ac Wave-2 including MU-MIMO while providing controllable a real-life RF environment. The octoBox testbed automates common wireless tests such as throughput vs. range, roaming and coexistence in a completely isolated environment under controlled conditions with common real-life impairments such as interference, path loss and multipath.

The Landslide™ octoBox wireless testbed is a powerful integration of the world's most sophisticated protocol level Wi-Fi and multi-UE traffic generator with a completely isolated and real-life RF environment. By emulating thousands of UEs (User Equipment) and APs (Access Points) on the access side, Landslide provides extensive support for testing Wi-Fi offload gateways and controllers deployed in carrier and enterprise environments. Integrated with the octoBox® STACK wireless testbed, the Landslide octoBox solution combines protocol layer with MIMO-OTA throughput testing. Wireless testing requires a controlled, automated, and repeatable RF environment and testbed building blocks that can challenge and analyze the complex wireless adaptation algorithms.

The octoScope anechoic chambers are an essential part of all RF testing and recommended for any OTA or conducted test setup to ensure reliable and consistent results. Landslide is aimed at WLAN control plane and scalability testing, mobility and handoff scenarios in carrier Wi-Fi applications.

"An integrated Landslide octoBox wireless testbed offers a unique and powerful combination of emulated traffic for load testing combined with real wireless devices for performance, behavior and coexistence testing," said Olga Yashkova, Program Manager - Communications Test & Measurement Practice, Measurement & Instrumentation, Frost & Sullivan

The Spirent octoScope partnership facilitates testing for new market areas including M2M, IoT, Shared Spectrum and vehicle to vehicle. All of these technologies have challenges of interference, congestion, signal strength, and the ever-present demand of increased data volumes and high expectation of user quality.

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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