December 4, 2011

Ixia Receives a 2011 Mobility Tech Zone Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award


Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) announced today that Mobility Tech Zone, a global, integrated media site dedicated to mobility and communications sponsored by TMC and Crossfire Media, has presented IxNetwork with a 2011 Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award.

IxNetwork emulates network protocols and generates a rich mix of services to simulate real-life network conditions in a controlled lab environment. It uses that traffic to stress mobile backhaul networks (such as video, voice, data, E-LINE, E-LAN, etc.) and ensure service quality at scale. Link OAM and service OAM protocol emulation and network impairment generation ensures “five 9s” network reliability. IxNetwork also verifies timing synchronization across the network using scalable IEEE 1588v2 and ITU-T Sync-E protocol emulation.  Ixia’s IxNetwork helps accelerate the transition to an “all Ethernet” mobile by providing a comprehensive “single box” test solution that measures service quality, scalability, network reliability, and timing synchronization – assessments that are critical for any service provider transitioning to an all-Ethernet backhaul.

“Ixia realizes how important accurate, repeatable, and reliable mobile backhaul testing is for our customers. It allows them to provide quality products and services to the market quickly,” said Tara Van Unen, Director, Market Development at Ixia. “IxNetwork’s Internet-scale service modeling, rapid fault isolation, simple workflow, and end-to-end automation help our customers achieve their goals.”


“Ixia has demonstrated achievements in advancing wireless and providing genuine solutions in the marketplace. IxNetwork is impressive and its customers have experienced success from employing its wireless backhaul technologies,” said Carl Ford, co-founder and community developer, Crossfire Media.

“It is a pleasure to present Ixia with a Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award. IxNetwork has impressed our panel of judges by proving its superior capabilities. I look forward to seeing more innovation from them in the future,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

The 2011 Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award winners will be published in the November 2011 Mobility Tech Zone e-newsletter and posted on the Mobility Tech Zone site.

For more information, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Ixia
Ixia provides the industry’s most comprehensive converged IP services testing solution – from the wireless edge to the Internet core. Network equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies use Ixia’s industry-leading test and simulation platforms to design and validate a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G networking equipment and networks. Ixia’s solutions create real-world conditions by emulating a full range of high-scaling networking protocols and generating media-rich application traffic to validate performance, conformance and security of cloud, core, data center, wireless and multiplay networks. For more information, visit www.ixiacom.com.

About Mobility Tech Zone
Mobility Tech Zone is the mobile broadband industry’s information source for breaking news, analysis, product information, strategies and developments for mobility and communications professionals. Mobility Tech Zone is an expansion of 4G Wireless Evolution and is powered byTMCnet, the World’s leading communications and technology website serving nearly 2 million unique visitors monthly.

Mobility Tech Zone is sponsored by TMC and Crossfire Media and complements the 4G Wireless Evolution Conference. The site promises to deliver in-depth perspective in the ever evolving mobile marketplace and focuses on the innovators, the companies and the technologies driving the mobile industry forward. The site reports on carrier and operator news and the latest technology and market trends.

For more information, please visit www.mobilitytechzone.com.