January 30, 2012 06:00 ET

Ixia Named 2012 Global Mobile Awards Finalist for LTE Service Validation Solution

Award Recognition Validates the Importance of Pre-Deployment Testing for Service Providers

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 30, 2012) - Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), the leading global provider of converged IP and wireless network test solutions, announced today that its LTE service validation solution was named a finalist for the 2012 Global Mobile Awards in the "Best Infrastructure Technology" category. Ixia's solution was chosen from six hundred applicants, and the recognition validates the critical need for service providers to test their LTE networks prior to deployment.

Ixia's LTE service validation solution is the first pre-deployment solution to verify LTE network performance and quality using real-world mobile subscriber modeling at a high-load rate, while also measuring key performance indicators. As the only complete end-to-end test solution for both LTE radio access networks (including RF interfaces of the eNodeB) and LTE core networks, the solution enables equipment vendors and service providers to validate large scale networks and components before going live.

"Reflecting the intensity of competition and innovation across the mobile ecosystem, we saw a record 600 entries and an exceptionally high-quality field of contenders vying for this year's Global Mobile Awards," said Michael O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "It is a significant achievement to have made the shortlist, and our warmest congratulations go to all the nominees announced today. We look forward to the unveiling of the winners at the Mobile World Congress next month."

"Service providers are learning that the validation of LTE services and networks prior to deployment directly correlates to customer satisfaction -- and as a result, higher return on investment," said Atul Bhatnagar, president and CEO of Ixia. "This recognition by the GSMA is a testament to how important testing is for the industry. We look forward to seeing our solution continue to improve service providers' bottom lines."

Ixia will be exhibiting and demonstrating its LTE solution at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 27 - March 1, Hall 1, Stand 1E47. The 2012 Global Mobile Awards winners will be announced at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, February 28. For more information please visit

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