Tektronix Communications Selected by PAETEC for End-to-End VoIP Service Assurance

By Tektronix Communications, PRNE
Monday, May 23, 2011

PLANO, Texas, May 24, 2011 -

- PAETEC to Monitor and Troubleshoot VoIP Applications for Improved
Quality of Experience and Enhanced ROI

Tektronix Communications, a leading worldwide provider of communications
test and Network Intelligence solutions, announced that its Iris suite of
products has been selected by PAETEC, a Fortune 1000 company that provides
complete communications solutions for over 50,000 businesses, enterprise
organizations and institutions. PAETEC plans to use the products to provide
active and passive end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting across its
network spanning 86 of the top 100 MSAs in the U.S.

PAETEC selected Tektronix Communications' Iris suite of products to
provide Key Performance Indicators for a holistic view of end-to-end network
performance. IrisView, a configurable software platform, provides a single
sign on, integrated platform for all applications, including feeds to
customer experience management (CEM) systems and third party OSS, BSS
applications. In addition, the Iris suite provides full and accurate
correlation of every call to ensure all relevant messages for a session are
collected and analyzed.

"Focused on providing the ultimate quality of experience for their
customers, PAETEC needed better visibility into their network and services to
be able to identify issues and proactively address in a quick and efficient
manner," said Mark Driedger, Vice President, Network Management, Tektronix
Communications. "Not only were we able to collaborate with PAETEC in the
deployment of our products, but also to provide best practices and help
PAETEC re-engineer some of their business processes across multiple
departments to ensure a maximum return on their investment."

PAETEC will use Tektronix Communications' GeoProbe network assurance
platform, which will enable PAETEC to proactively address quality performance
issues through the use of real-time alerts and ongoing historical analysis.
As part of the solution, PAETEC will be utilizing Tektronix Communications'
Active Assurance product suite, which includes DirectQuality and the
PowerProbe 6000, to simulate users on their network and test all the way to
the customer premises. Leveraging these tools, PAETEC will be able to run
loopback tests to CPE devices to monitor and assure the highest customer
quality of experience. PAETEC can also proactively test their core network by
continually running test calls from one SBC location to another, checking for
issues such as Echo, Noise, PESQ MOS, delay, etc.

"Working with Tektronix Communications should enable us to solve issues
impacting our customers faster and more efficiently, resulting in savings,
but more importantly, increased customer satisfaction," said Deborah
, Vice President, Applications Development, PAETEC. "Our team at
Tektronix Communications ensured us that their solutions were scalable to
meet the growth of our company while giving unmatched service to our

About Tektronix Communications

Tektronix Communications provides service providers and 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

About the Iris Suite of Products

The Iris suite of products provides multiple organizations within a
service provider real-time and historical information for all service
troubleshooting and performance monitoring needs. The Iris family of products

    - 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.


PAETEC (NASDAQ: PAET), a FORTUNE 1000 company, is personalizing business
communications for medium and large businesses, enterprise organizations and
institutions across the United States. We offer a comprehensive suite of IP,
voice, data, and Internet services, as well as enterprise communications
management software, network security solutions, CPE, and managed services.
For more information, visit www.paetec.com.

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; Jeniece Gibbs, +1-214-284-2886, jgibbs at golinharris.com, for Tektronix Communications

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