Spirent Teams With ADVA

Partnership empowers Ethernet service providers to guarantee service assurance to business customers and compete more effectively

March 20, 2006

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ROCKVILLE, Md., MAHWAH, N.J., and MARTINSRIED/MUNICH, Germany -- Spirent Communications (NYSE: SPM; LSE: SPT) and ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV), a leading provider of intelligent Ethernet demarcation devices today announced an interoperability partnership. The partnership empowers Ethernet service providers to guarantee service assurance to business customers and compete more effectively.

"Service providers are facing a downward revenue trend as their traditional Frame Relay and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) businesses are displaced by Ethernet and IP-based services," said Nick Maynard, senior analyst, Yankee Group. "Providing end-to-end Ethernet service assurance with this offering, while containing their OPEX as the service scales, will definitely bolster their business services model and may help to slow this trend."

Enterprises are increasingly demanding low-cost Ethernet services; however, service providers do not have enough visibility into the entire network to be able to guarantee service levels. With this partnership, Spirent and ADVA enable them to cost effectively offer service level assurance from the customer premise equipment (CPE) to the edge and across the core of the network, in a way that leverages expert diagnostics and analysis technologies.

Spirent will integrate its SmartSight™ service management solution and REACT® Test Operations Support System with ADVA's Etherjack® demarcation and extension devices. The combined offering provides a transport and service assurance solution, optimizing deployment costs and service management. This partnership furthers Spirent's mission to enable service providers to validate service readiness and emulate the customer experience, rapidly isolate trouble to minimize maintenance costs and customer downtime, and develop scalable operations through automation to improve their competitiveness.

Spirent Communications

ADVA Optical Networking

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