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Spirent Breaks the “Box” Model of Wireless Testing With the Launch of the Elevate Test Framework

Spirent Communications, today announced the launch of Spirent Elevate Test Framework, a revolutionary advance in testing wireless and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices and services. Spirent Elevate is a powerful network of resources designed to address the increasingly complex testing challenges and scale demands of the wireless industry. Providing a unique open test architecture, Elevate disrupts the status quo in test and measurement and delivers a higher level of testing that enables faster time-to-market and improved user experience.

Michael Thelander, President of Signals Research Group, commented, “It is clear from the industry-wide interest that I’ve seen in the VoLTE testing that we’ve done with Spirent over the last few months that operators are still a long ways away from understanding the performance and interoperability aspects of VoLTE, not to mention IR.92 video telephony and RCS.” He further added, “By bringing the capabilities of Spirent Elevate into a lab environment operators will not have to wait until they have deployed the functionality throughout their network to know if the new service offerings perform to their expectations.”

With the rollout of complex wireless services and the surge in the number of smartphone and M2M devices, legacy test solutions are not able to support the increased complexity and time to market requirements. Services such as VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE) and RCS (Rich Communication Services) are exposing entirely new interoperability issues with commercial devices on live networks. The ability to evaluate device, service and user experience performance earlier on in the lab and generate meaningful analytics that can be shared across global development teams has become a necessity.

“To introduce disruptive innovation into an industry that is rapidly changing and evolving is a fairly tall order, requiring extensive expertise, leadership and customer savvy,” said Rob VanBrunt, General Manager of Spirent’s Wireless business. “Elevate is the culmination of years of testing experience and strategic acquisitions which positions Spirent strongly to more fully serve a broader wireless ecosystem. We believe that the Elevate Test Framework’s innovation will enable a faster development cycle and deliver a higher-quality user experience to the wireless industry and evolving M2M markets.”

Spirent Elevate breaks the “box” testing model by separating hardware from software, making use of virtualization and organizing test elements and resources into an open architecture. The framework encompasses instrumentation, emulated and live services, an open API, automated and interactive testing, analytics that cross all phases of wireless device development, and shareable test results for comprehensive collaboration.

For more information on the VoLTE service benchmark testing by Mike Thelander of Signals Research visit, http://www.spirent.com/go/voltebenchmark

Join Spirent at booth 5638 during CTIA Wireless 2014 in Las Vegas to learn more about Spirent Elevate. For more information on about Spirent Elevate Test Framework, visit www.spirent.com/elevate.

About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test and measurement, offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud computing and virtualized environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network and application security, and positioning technologies. For more information visit http://www.spirent.com/about-us/News_Room/About_Spirent_Communications_plc.aspx

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