September 07, 2010 07:00 ET

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Ixia as the Leader in Gigabit Ethernet Test Equipment Market

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - September 7, 2010) -  Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), a leading, global provider of converged IP network test solutions, today announced that the global research and growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has presented Ixia with the Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Test Equipment Market Position Leader award. This Frost & Sullivan distinction clearly demonstrates Ixia's leadership in GE testing, with an overall GE market share of 27.1 percent in 2009 -- including more than a 43 percent market share in pre-deployment testing.

Ixia has always been a significant player in the GE testing market. Over the last few years, the company has increased market share through product innovation, intelligent planning, and strategic acquisitions. In October 2009, Ixia acquired the N2X testing division of Agilent in order to diversify its holdings and solidify its presence in the Asian and European markets. Through its FUSION program, Ixia has leveraged Agilent's technologies to provide increased testing coverage and flexibility to its customer base around the world.

In keeping with its dedication to innovation, Ixia was the first to introduce higher speed Ethernet (HSE) interfaces for 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps in 2008. Ixia is the preeminent leader in HSE testing with its "K2" 40/100 GE load modules. HSE load modules are available today with full layer 2-7 testing, including bit error rate testing (BERT), employing native CFP MSA and QSFP transceivers.

As wireline and wireless networks converge and become a new model of data transmission, Ixia will remain a leader in GE testing by developing new testing solutions that meet the needs of an ever-changing networking landscape.

Key Facts:

  • In 2009, the total world GE test equipment market generated revenues of $572.0 million, which was an increase of 6.4% over that of 2008.
  • Ixia was the leader in the worldwide pre-deployment GE test equipment market in 2009, with a share of 43.5%.
  • Ixia continued its leadership position in the worldwide 10 GE test equipment market in 2009, with a share of 28.1%.
  • The leading participant in the total GE test equipment market in 2009 was Ixia, with a market share of 27.1%. The company is an excellent example of a test equipment company that has been able to offer state-of-the-art test solutions to its customers.
  • Ixia successfully completed strategic acquisitions to expand geographic presence and increase its product portfolio. Ixia acquired Agilent Technologies' N2X data network testing product line in October 2009, an instrumental step in achieving the company's leadership position in this market.

Supporting Quotes:

  • "In our annual study, Frost & Sullivan identified Gigabit Ethernet testing market drivers and trends, and analyzed the competitive landscape in order to provide a current view of this evolving marketplace," said Olga Yashkova, Program Manager of Communications Test & Measurement practice at Frost & Sullivan. "The award is a prestigious recognition of Ixia's innovation and market leadership in GE test equipment."
  • "Ixia has always been a pioneer in test and measurement innovation -- exploring new technologies and improving our customers' productivity," said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Ixia. "This award validates our commitment to providing forward-thinking testing products for the wireless and wireline markets."


  • For more information on Ixia and its 1, 10, 40, and 100 GE solutions, please visit
  • For more information on Frost & Sullivan, please visit their website.
  • To view the full Frost & Sullivan report on the world GE test equipment market, click here.

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.

About Frost & Sullivan
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