Tektronix Joins 21CN

BT has chosen GeoProbe and Advanced Performance Monitoring (APM) from Tektronix' Unified Assurance (UA) suite for its next-gen network

March 16, 2006

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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE:TEK) , a worldwide provider of communications network management and diagnostics solutions, announced that BT, one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions, has chosen GeoProbe and Advanced Performance Monitoring (APM) from Tektronix' Unified Assurance (UA) suite for its next generation network, 21st Century Network (21CN). Building on a long-term strategic partnership, Tektronix will initially provide network assurance solutions for voice service as BT transitions from a traditional circuit switched network to carrying voice services over a next generation IP network, requiring the migration of approximately 20 million customers. Tektronix' UA solution will be deployed across the entire network, monitoring each call to guarantee complete visibility and proactively manage the network and services.

Fixed service providers are under commercial pressures to reduce operating costs of multiple networks including PSTN, while at the same time protecting their market share by introducing new IP services. An end-to-end IP-based network, 21CN will consolidate BT's complex network and systems infrastructure to ensure faster, more efficient and more cost-effective delivery of the next generation of converged services. As capacity is being moved from the older parts of the network to the new, the resilience and management of services must be retained in order to avoid disruption to continuing service. Tektronix' network assurance capabilities will provide full support of legacy and next generation technologies to guarantee seamless management throughout the transition to 21CN.

"As BT works to simplify and streamline the creation, delivery and operations of existing and new services, technology from Tektronix will help to support the migration to 21CN," said Kevin Simmons, Head of Network Assurance, BT. "The Tektronix solution is scaleable to cope with the large quantity of new network elements 21CN will introduce, along with the increased customer traffic driven by the new services."

Tektronix Inc.

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