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Agilent Technologies' Wireless Network Optimization Platform Selected by ITRI for WiMAX(tm) Network Deployment in Taiwan

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 19, 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) will use Agilent's E6474A wireless network test platform for its M-Taiwan WiMAX Applications Lab (MTWAL), a WiMAX Forum(r) Applications Lab.

Mobile WiMAX(tm) is the high-performance mobile communication network, and telecommunications operators around the world are aggressively deploying WiMAX systems. Carriers in emerging markets, such as India and Taiwan, are racing to deploy WiMAX networks. The six operators in Taiwan that won WiMAX operating licenses last year are expected to roll out their networks and provide commercial services in the second half of 2008. ITRI will use Agilent's WiMAX test systems to enable this rollout of networks and services.

"We are excited to include Agilent's E6474A wireless network test platform to ensure that the quality of service information is monitored in our WiMAX system deployment and operations," said Dr. Ching-Tarng Hsieh, engineering director of the Information and Communications Laboratories at ITRI, and director of WiMAX Forum Taiwan Office. "WiMAX technology and services will play an important role in ensuring that consumers have access to broadband services in this region."

"ITRI is a research pioneer in Taiwan's communications industry," said I-Lung Shen, general manager, Agilent's Electronic Measurements Group, Taiwan. "We are honored to collaborate with ITRI to promote research on the deployment of the Mobile WiMAX network in Taiwan. The Mobile WiMAX network also marks an important milestone for Taiwan in developing global communications industry."

Availability

More information about the Agilent E6474A wireless network test platform can be found at www.agilent.com/find/e6474a.

Product photos are available at www.agilent.com/find/e6474a_images.

Agilent in WiMAX

A Principal Member of the WiMAX Forum (www.wimaxforum.org), Agilent Technologies is an active participant in this organization. As a world leader in test and measurement solutions, Agilent continues to be at the forefront of this emerging market, offering WiMAX design and test solutions that span the entire technology lifecycle -- R&D, design verification and pre-conformance, conformance, manufacturing through network deployment, and service assurance. Information about Agilent's WiMAX design and test solutions can be found at www.agilent.com/find/wimax.

About ITRI

The Industrial Technology Research Institute is the largest non-profit R&D organization in Taiwan. ITRI was founded in 1973 by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan, to develop globally competitive and forward-looking technologies to meet industrial needs, to strengthen industrial competitiveness, and to enhance the economic growth of Taiwan. Additional information can be found at www.itri.org.tw.


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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Contact:

Janet Smith
+1 970 679 5397
janet_smith@agilent.com

Johanna Vallecillo
Weber Shandwick, for Agilent
+1 408 685 0615
jvallecillo@webershandwick.com