Tektronix Communications' IMS Service Assurance Provides End-to-End Monitoring and Management to Address Increased IMS Network Adoption

By Tektronix Communications, PRNE
Monday, May 23, 2011

PLANO, Texas, May 24, 2011 -

- Solution Being Deployed by European Mobile Operator Supports Rich
Communication Suite Initiative

Tektronix Communications, a leading worldwide provider of communications
test and Network Intelligence solutions, announced today that the explosion
of multimedia services and convergence of fixed and mobile broadband networks
is driving increased IMS deployment and propelling growth for end-to-end
monitoring and assurance solutions from Tektronix Communications. The
company's IMS Service Assurance solution provides a complete end-to-end view,
irrespective of the technology domains a call may traverse as it crosses the

IMS networks provide a single platform for a wide variety of services,
from basic voice, video and messaging to new, highly-sophisticated services
such as video conferencing, telepresence and rich communications. IMS, the
common source for these services, will require multiple entities and
functions that must be managed proactively and in real-time. Subscribers to
IMS services are forecast to reach 160 million by the end of 2011, up 43
percent from 2010, according to Infonetics Research.

Tektronix Communications' IMS solution helps service providers assure
voice and multimedia in an IP network or in a network that is transitioning
to IP, by providing an optimized media troubleshooting workflow. Featuring a
rich set of quality of service (QoS) sources and integrated media capture,
analysis, playback and export, this intuitive, optimized tool provides rapid
and effective root cause analysis for VoIP and multimedia over IP QoS issues.

"We've seen more service providers developing their new generation of
services with IMS. These services span LTE, NGN and legacy SS7 technologies,
and involve increasingly complex signaling setup and interworking," said Mark
, Vice President, Network Management, Tektronix Communications. "Our
IMS Service Assurance solution offers a highly-flexible view on actual IMS
service performance with full correlation of signaling and media, regardless
of the underlying network, to ultimately help ensure customer quality of
experience and subscriber retention."

Tektronix Communications' deep experience in IMS recently led to its
solution being deployed to monitor an IMS network that will support a major
Rich Communication Suite (RCS) initiative for a pan-European mobile operator
group. The RCS project is a collaborative effort coordinated by the GSMA, now
supported by nearly 100 operators, vendors and other telecommunication
companies, that facilitates the introduction of commercial, rich IMS
communication services for mobile as well as fixed networks.

About Tektronix Communications' IMS Service Assurance Solution

The IMS Service Assurance solution provides multiple service provider
organizations real-time and historical information for all IMS service
troubleshooting and performance monitoring needs. The solution includes:

    - Iris Performance Intelligence - Provides unmatched end-to-end analysis
      and reporting capabilities coupled with an extremely flexible and
      powerful KPI/KQI modeling engine that allows operators to better link
      desired business outcomes to events that occur at the network level.
    - Iris Analyzer toolset -includes Iris Protocol Analyzer (PA), Iris
      Session Analyzer (ISA) and Iris Traffic Analyzer (ITA), which provides
      L2 to L7 troubleshooting and characterization of IP traffic by links,
      Applications and servers.
    - IrisView - Easy-to-use, configurable software framework that provides a
      single, integrated platform for all applications, including feeds to
      customer experience management (CEM) systems and third party OSS, BSS
    - GeoProbe G10 - Based on the industry-leading GeoProbe, the high-speed,
      high-density 10GE probe features a distributed architecture optimized
      to handle high bandwidth IPv4/IPv6 traffic.

About Tektronix Communications

Tektronix Communications provides service providers and network equipment
manufacturers around the world an unparalleled suite of network diagnostics
and service assurance solutions for fixed, mobile, IP and converged
multi-service networks. This comprehensive set of solutions support a range
of architectures and applications such as LTE, fixed mobile convergence, IMS,
broadband wireless access, WiMAX, VoIP and triple play. Tektronix
Communications is headquartered in Plano, Texas. Learn more about the
company's test, measurement and service assurance solutions by visiting

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade
names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective companies.

Alisha Goff of Tektronix Communications, +1-503-970-2496, alisha.goff at tektronix.com; or Jeniece Gibbs, +1-214-284-2886 , jgibbs at golinharris.com, for Tektronix Communications

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