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Agilent Technologies Joins LTE/SAE Trial Initiative


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 20, 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it has joined the Long Term Evolution/System Architecture Evolution (LTE/SAE) Trial Initiative, which is designed to validate the technology's capability to bring high-speed wireless broadband to the global market. Agilent is the only test equipment company to contribute to LTE interoperability testing and field trials from physical layer air interface testing through protocol layer test and network diagnostics. This comprehensive test capacity further enables the transition of LTE to a commercially deployable technology.

"As a leader in the measurement industry, Agilent is fully committed to providing solutions for the entire LTE development lifecycle," said Ron Nersesian, vice president of Agilent's Wireless Business Unit. "With our membership, the LTE/SAE Trial Initiative we plan to use our comprehensive measurement expertise to significantly contribute to the full delivery of LTE to the marketplace."

The LTE/SAE Trial Initiative is comprised of global companies dedicated to verifying LTE's ability to achieve the performance necessary to give a true broadband experience on mobile devices. It is divided into three main phases: Proof of Concept, Interoperability and Trial. Joint testing and reporting of ongoing results will continue to the end of 2009, with initial LTE system deployments planned for 2010.

More information about Agilent's 3GPP LTE test products is available at

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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

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