June 14, 2011

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Ixia as 2011 Market Leader in Wireless Backhaul Test Equipment

CALABASAS, CA – Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), the leading, global provider of converged IP network test solutions, announced that growth partnership company, Frost & Sullivan, has presented Ixia with the 2011 World Market Share Leadership Award in Wireless Backhaul Test Equipment. This Frost & Sullivan distinction clearly demonstrates Ixia’s leadership in wireless backhaul testing, with an overall market share of 48.3 percent in 2010. The Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Share Leadership is presented to the company that has demonstrated excellence in capturing the highest market share within its industry.

"Ixia dominates the world wireless backhaul test equipment market," said Frost & Sullivan’s program manager, Olga Yashkova. "The company’s leadership position is primarily attributed to its ability to develop new and advanced test equipment at early stages."

The key performance drivers that propelled Ixia to capture a majority of the wireless backhaul market were its:
  • "First-to-market" capability in such technologies as provider backbone transport (PBT); provider backbone bridging (PBB); 1588 (PTP); SyncE (EsMC); MPLS-TP; as well as link and service operations, administration, and maintenance (link OAM/service OAM),
  • Focus on customer value enhancement through a complete portfolio of test solutions, including performance, scalability, conformance, and timing testing of mobile backhaul networks,
  • FUSION program efforts to support the IxN2X product line, and
  • Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certification test leadership.

Ixia has consistently demonstrated wide product awareness and secured high global market penetration through its principal goals of satisfying customer requirements, delivering leading-edge technology, and publically showcasing its test capabilities.

"As our customer needs change and grow, so does Ixia," said Jim Smith, vice president of marketing at Ixia. "The wireless backhaul market was an obvious area for us to pursue as more and more mobile devices connect to the Internet and demand real-time, media-rich traffic. This Frost & Sullivan award is concrete proof that Ixia is determined to be on the cutting-edge of networking technologies."

About Ixia
Ixia is a leading provider of converged IP performance test systems and service verification platforms for wireless and wired infrastructures and services. Ixia’s test systems are used by network and telephony equipment manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, service providers, governments, and enterprises to validate the performance and reliability of complex networks, devices, and applications. Ixia’s multiplay test systems address the growing need to test voice, video, and data services and network capability under real-world conditions. For more information, please go to www.ixiacom.com.

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best practice models to drive the generation, evaluation and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages almost 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 31 offices on six continents. To join their Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

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