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05/03/2016 - Spirent Announces Next-Generation In-Home Wi-Fi Service Assurance Solution

New Solution Delivers Unprecedented Automation for In-Home Wi-Fi Service Installation & Troubleshooting

San Jose, California, May 3, 2016: Spirent Communications, the leading provider of proactive service assurance solutions, has unveiled the Tech-X Flex (Flex) Wi-Fi In-Home Test Suite for automating installation and troubleshooting of next-generation in-home Wi-Fi services. Service providers are leveraging Wi-Fi technology to transform the home network and deliver anytime, anywhere access to high-quality voice, video and data services. However, Wi-Fi adds significant complexity to home network installation and troubleshooting processes, making it more difficult to achieve consistent QoE levels for customers. The new Wi-Fi In-Home Test Suite, available in release 6.50 of Spirent's Flex In-Home Service Assurance System, provides an innovative and unprecedented ability to certify the quality and performance of new installations and to automate complex troubleshooting processes, leading to fewer service calls and truck rolls, reduced on-site troubleshooting time and improved customer satisfaction.

The Wi-Fi In-Home Test Suite provides comprehensive Wi-Fi testing capabilities, enabling technicians to verify the quality of the Wi-Fi interface, view connected devices, identify rogue clients and select optimal channels in environments with congestion or excessive interference. Furthermore, the Wi-Fi Test Suite enables identification of non-802.11 interference including the unique ability to isolate highly-problematic sporadic interference. The Wi-Fi In-Home Test Suite integrates seamlessly with MoCA and Ethernet Test Suites for Flex, delivering a comprehensive in-home test capability in a single handheld solution. The combined test suites include video and data service quality tests as well as Wi-Fi, MoCA and Ethernet network performance tests. In addition, the test suites help address the need to learn complex home networking technologies on the job by providing automated step-by-step guidance for tests, ensuring methods and procedures are followed consistently.

"Wi-Fi is becoming the face of the service provider to customers," said Des Owens, general manager of Spirent's Service Assurance business. "That means next-gen voice, video and data services over Wi-Fi need to deliver a great quality of experience regardless of the device used or location in the home. However, assuring QoE is much harder with Wi-Fi because it operates in shared spectrum and enables services to be consumed anywhere in the home. Our goal is to automate assurance workflows across the Wi-Fi lifecycle, from installation through to operation, so that providers can deliver a consistently excellent service experience at the lowest possible operational expense."

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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