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Spirent Communications advances certification of assisted GPS devices with industry's first fully validated test system

September 22, 2008

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT), a global provider of performance analysis solutions, maintains its leadership in Assisted GPS (A-GPS) testing by becoming the first test system vendor to validate all the A-GPS test standards on its UMTS Location Test System (ULTS). Mobile device manufacturers, chipset vendors and mobile operators now have access to a single test platform that runs all the validated A-GPS test cases required by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB).

With all validated A-GPS test cases now available on a single automated test system, Spirent ULTS significantly improves device verification, certification and time-to-market cycles. Furthermore, it limits the need for test engineers to work with multiple test platforms or platform configurations, which can complicate and delay the testing process.

The mobile community relies on A-GPS test standards to certify that mobile devices conform to industry specifications prior to market deployment. With the recent validations of the 3GPP TS 51.010 GSM Signalling Test Cases, Spirent ULTS now supports validated WCDMA and GSM test cases from 3GPP Standards TS 34.171, TS34.123 and TS 51.010, as well as the OMA SUPL V1.0 ETS.

"Our global customer base relies on our expertise to successfully develop and deploy A-GPS solutions. This expertise led to Spirent's involvement in the writing of many of the test cases in the standards bodies," said Richard Catmur, Location Product Segment Manager at Spirent Communications. "Having all current A-GPS test standards validated in a single platform will significantly increase the pace at which our customers can certify their devices."

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