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Agilent Technologies Wins Korean-Based Telecom Contract for Mobile WiMAX(tm) Protocol Conformance Test

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) -- Asia's leading test and certification institution -- awarded Agilent a contract for Mobile WiMAX Protocol Conformance Test (PCT). TTA provides Mobile WiMAX testing and certification services to the international community and will employ Agilent's N6430A Mobile WiMAX PCT and development system in its base and mobile station test solution.

"We are pleased TTA has selected our N6430A for its WiMAX(tm) PCT solution," said Niels Faché, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Mobile Broadband Division. "This contract demonstrates our strength in WiMAX protocol conformance testing, as part of Agilent's portfolio of solutions across the entire R&D lifecycle."

Agilent's N6430A PCT solution delivers a comprehensive suite of test solutions for 802.16-2004/Cor2 D3 Mobile WiMAX PCT and development testing, with a scripting interface to a fully functional radio bearer. The Agilent E6651A portfolio of solutions supports multiple R&D testing needs in addition to PCT, including base-station emulation, RF parametric measurements and Radiated Performance Testing (RPT).

"We are pleased to be working with Agilent on Mobile WiMAX Protocol Conformance Test," said Dr. Youngwha Kim, Ph.D., general manager of TTA's WiMAX testing section. "Partnering with Agilent -- a leading and well known test and measurement company -- provides us with access to the advanced technology we need to expedite our success in the WiMAX PCT business."

The TTA is a Korean-based, IT-standards organization that develops new standards and provides one-stop services such as testing and certification for IT products. It is one of the leading partners of the WIMAX Forum(r) and was the first institution in Asia to qualify as an international certification testing center. In November 2006, the TTA was assigned as a WiMAX Forum Designated Certification Laboratory (WFDCL), the second institution in the world to obtain the WFDCL operation contract. Under the WFDCL contract, the TTA can officially provide Mobile WiMAX testing and certification to the international community. TTA tested products will feature the internationally certified test result as well as the certification symbol.

Agilent in WiMAX

A principal member of the WiMAX Forum (www.wimaxforum.org), Agilent is an active participant in the development of WiMAX Radio Conformance Test (RCT) documents and procedures. Agilent was the first to provide standard-compliant 802.16 physical layer (PHY) design and test tools for Fixed and Mobile WiMAX applications including WiBro, allowing users to efficiently simulate, troubleshoot and verify designs. Today, Agilent offers a range of WiMAX test and measurement solutions that span the entire WiMAX lifecycle -- from R&D and design verification to manufacturing, conformance and interoperability test. Information about Agilent's WiMAX test solutions is available at www.agilent.com/find/wimax.


About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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