June 22, 2011

Ixia and Telekom Slovenije Receives Global Telecom’s 2010 Business Innovation Award for Broadband Service


CALABASAS, CA – Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), the leading, global provider of converged IP network test solutions, today announced that it received Global Telecom’s 2010 Business Innovation award for broadband service. The award recognizes Ixia’s IxRave carrier multiplay service assurance testing solution, as deployed at Telekom Slovenije. Using IxRave’s Carrier Multiplay solution, Telekom Slovenije assures network reliability and monitors end-to-end QoE for customers by proactively testing services and applications from the network core.

With IxRave, Telekom Slovenije’s front-line customer service technicians can launch subscriber experience tests from the call center in order to isolate and troubleshoot core network issues. Using IxRave, Telekom Slovenije field technicians can quickly identify subscriber homes with issues, thereby reducing unwarranted field dispatches and significantly reducing operating expenses.

"We explored many options to help us ensure a high-level of customer satisfaction as we finalized our multiplay roll-out with IPTV service," said Matjaž Pogačnik, Director of Network and Infrastructure at Telekom Slovenije. "IxRave, using a unique centralized test head and embedded software agents, was the only solution that let us cost-effectively monitor every customer endpoint on our network. This enabled us to avoid the costly alternative of deploying hardware probes on selective DSLAMs in the network."

"Innovation is key in order to keep abreast of the quickly changing technologies of the networking landscape. Ixia is determined to foresee the needs of our customers by being thought leaders in converged network testing," said Mark Chaplain, vice president of sales for the EMEA region at Ixia. "This award is proof of our ability to work with customers and solve their problems."

The award was presented to Ixia and Telekom Slovenje in a black-tie dinner held in the ballroom of the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in central London on June 7, 2011.

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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 Telekom Slovenije
The Telekom Slovenia Group is Slovenia`s leading and most advanced telecommunications operator in all key segments of the well-developed and highly competitive Slovenian market, delivering a comprehensive portfolio of fixed, mobile, Internet and state-of-the-art integrated telecommunication solutions. Beyond its clear number one presence in Slovenia, Telekom Slovenia Group is present in several high growth markets in Southeast Europe, in Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Albania. The Group’s acquisition of 50% stake in Gibtelecom, Gibraltar’s dominant fixed, mobile and Internet operator, represents further steps in the strategy to extend Telekom Slovenije’s geographic footprint into selected Southeast European and Mediterranean markets. www.telekom.si.