Frost & Sullivan Names Spirent Communications the Global Leader in Ethernet Testing

  Frost & Sullivan Names Spirent Communications the Global Leader in Ethernet

     Spirent Expands Ethernet Testing Market Share; Focus on Innovation,
 Comprehensive Portfolio of Solutions and Global Reach Were Key Contributors,
                            Says Frost & Sullivan

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- November 13, 2012

Spirent Communications, the leader in testing networks, devices and services,
has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2012 Market Share Leadership Award for
Ethernet testing. With a market share of 30.9 percent, Spirent is
significantly ahead of its closest competitor. Frost & Sullivan also
recognized Spirent as the market leader in each segment (1GbE, 10GbE and
40/100GbE) that it tracks.

Frost & Sullivan's Market Share of Spirent Communications in the Ethernet
Testing Market (Photo: Bus ...

Frost & Sullivan's Market Share of Spirent Communications in the Ethernet
Testing Market (Photo: Business Wire)

According to Frost & Sullivan’s recent market report, Spirent’s focus on
product advancements such as density, scalability, performance, flexibility
and ease of use gives the company a competitive edge over others in the
sector. The continual development of the flagship Spirent TestCenter and
Spirent TestCenter Live product lines has helped the company address the
requirements of changing enterprise networking and service provider markets by
delivering tools that validate the performance, availability, security and
scalability of data center, cloud computing, and mobile broadband and backhaul

“Spirent continues to successfully address the market challenges with its
technological prowess and customer-centric approach,” said Prathima
Bommakanti, industry analyst, Test & Measurement Practice at Frost & Sullivan.
“Through its strong focus to innovate and enhance its product portfolio, and
its utmost commitment to delivering cutting edge solutions to customers, the
company has increased its market share.”

Spirent is the preferred provider of high-speed, high-scale, high-density
converged solutions for Ethernet testing and has played a prominent role in
some of the largest public tests to date. For example, Spirent’s solutions
were used by industry leaders including:

  *Alcatel-Lucent to test its FP3 400G network processor
  *Cisco to conduct performance benchmark tests for the Cisco Nexus® 3548
  *Juniper Networks to validate 1536 ports of 10GbE on the QFabric™
  *NTT Communications Corporation and Internet Initiative Japan to conduct
    Japan’s first 100G Ethernet IXP interoperability test

“Frost & Sullivan’s research clearly demonstrates that Spirent continues to
deliver on its strategy of addressing the needs of today’s growing markets,
such as data center networks, virtualization, cloud computing and mobile
broadband,” said Jeff Schmitz, chief marketing officer at Spirent
Communications. “With an emphasis on product development we are providing
customers with leading edge solutions to validate the performance and scale of
next-generation networks.”

On November 27 at 3:00 pm (Eastern)/12:00 pm (Pacific) Schmitz will join Frost
& Sullivan analyst Prathima Bommakanti in a webcast to discuss the market
trends and challenges in1/10/40/100G Ethernet network testing. To register

To learn more about Spirent’s Ethernet testing solutions, visit

About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test & measurement,
offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud
computing and virtualized environments, high speed Ethernet networks and
services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network and application
security, and positioning technologies. For more information visit

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