Agilent Technologies Introduces Triple-Play Solutions that Simplify Complexity of Test and Management

Communications Test and Assurance Tools Support Evolution of Converged IP-based Infrastructures in Next-Generation Networks

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Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A) today introduced triple-play test and assurance solutions that support the evolution of converged IP-based infrastructures that can transmit data, voice and video over a single wireline or wireless network in real time. As the triple-play services industry continues to grow, network equipment manufacturers, service providers, cable installers and network operators seek products that simplify the complexity of test and management.

The new tools help to validate consumer products under real-world conditions, and deliver the quality of experience (QoE) that is expected in today’s digital market. These products can successfully and efficiently manage user demands in a cost-effective manner, and identify issues affecting next-generation networks.

The Agilent N2X Multiservices Test Solution

Agilent’s N2X multiservices test solution validates data, voice and video services over MPLS/IP core, carrier edge and broadband access infrastructures. Network equipment manufacturers and service providers can identify -- before they deploy their networks -- whether access network equipment can deliver IPTV QoE expectations for each subscriber under highly scaled and dynamic environments. The Agilent N2X replaces the need to test with a lab full of set-top-boxes and video sources, providing engineers with significant lab-space, financial and time savings. More information about the Agilent N2X is available at www.agilent.com/find/n2x-pr.

The Agilent FrameScope Pro

Agilent’s FrameScope Pro handheld Gigabit Ethernet troubleshooting and benchmarking tool allows network operators to conduct deployment testing of all triple-play elements -- data, voice and video services -- all in one solution. Telecommunications and Internet service providers are able to make the most efficient use of their IP-based networks that need to offer adequate transport performance, low latencies and high elasticity against bandwidth congestion. More information about the FrameScope Pro is available at http://www.agilent.com/find/fspro-pr.

The Agilent Signalling Analyser UTRAN Optimiser

The Signalling Analyser’s UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN) Optimiser enables engineers to maximise 3G resources and QoE by providing expert characterisation of UMTS and HSDPA access networks. It provides insight into the UTRAN’s resource allocation, utilisation and performance. Service providers and network equipment manufacturing labs can take advantage of industry-leading performance in traffic capture and streaming for greater flexibility and efficiency, and less complex systems verification and problem resolution. More information about this product is available at www.agilent.com/find/sart-pr.

The Agilent Network Tester

Agilent’s Network Tester for realistic triple-play traffic testing offers the industry’s broadest range of application data, voice and video protocols to deliver unprecedented test realism and measurement precision. Manufacturers and operators can avoid costly service disruption problems by validating network performance limits at the network design and capacity planning stages. More information about Agilent Network Tester is available at: http://www.agilent.com/comms/NetworkTester.

Agilent OEMs and Integrates Ellacoya System

This first-to-market solution combines Ellacoya’s deep packet inspection technology, which identifies and classifies service use and performance information at gigabit rates, with Agilent’s deep packet analysis technology, which monitors and manages key services. The joint solution for monitoring, managing and controlling broadband IP networks enables service providers to optimise network planning, improve troubleshooting and deliver service assurance to multi-service IP networks. More information about Agilent and Ellacoya is available at www.agilent.com/about/newsroom/presrel/2006/05jun-os06006.html.

Agilent Presentations at GLOBALCOMM 2006

Donna Bastien, marketing director, Agilent Assurance Solutions Division, will chair the IEC Communications Forum’s IP Evolution Forum, “Prime-Time IP OSS: Managing New Services and Networks,” on Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. Also speaking will be Alistair Scott, NGN business manager, Agilent Assurance Solutions Division, Operations Support Solutions.

Agilent’s GLOBALCOMM press kit material is available at www.agilent.com/find/globalcomm_presskit.

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