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Agilent Technologies Recognized for Leadership in LTE and WiMAX™ Test Equipment Market



 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 15, 2009

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has received Frost and Sullivan's Best Practices Award for World Market Share Leadership in LTE and WiMAX test equipment. The award is based on market research showing that Agilent held the highest industry market share in 2008 with 20.2 percent of the market revenues.

"We are very pleased to receive this recognition," said Ron Nersesian, president of Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group. "As a leader in the measurement industry, Agilent is fully committed to providing solutions for LTE and WiMAX that address each technology's development lifecycle. Our continued stream of measurement product introductions further demonstrates this commitment to empower engineers to stay at the forefront of these complex and fast-evolving technologies."

"While Agilent's competitors are capable of addressing certain segments within WiMAX and LTE, the company's product range spans the entire technology life cycle, from early R&D through manufacturing to network deployment and service assurance," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst, Vijay Mathew. "Despite WiMAX and LTE being at different stages of their development life cycle, Agilent continues to work and partner with its customers with an equal focus on both technologies."

Agilent has a wide range of hardware platforms and software solutions that address the complex technical issues inherent to both LTE and WiMAX. These include wider bandwidth, higher frequency, complex modulation, and smart antenna technologies. Additional resources include Agilent's book, "LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless Design and Measurement Challenges," a vast library of application notes, and a knowledgeable sales force capable of guiding and supporting customers through complex RF and wireless application challenges.

Agilent LTE test solutions include design simulation software with connected solutions for in-depth simulation; cross-domain test capabilities for digital to RF architectures (DigRF v4); base station (eNodeB) test; real-time eNodeB testing; signal generation and analysis solutions for early module test including FDD, TD-LTE, and MIMO; and network analysis and optimization with SART and drive test. Agilent also has a comprehensive and seamless technology roadmap for LTE test.

Agilent Technologies' WiMAX test offering covers R&D, design verification and pre-conformance, conformance, manufacturing, network deployment, and service assurance for Fixed and Mobile WiMAX(tm), WiBro and includes support for Wave 2 and MIMO.

Additional information on Agilent's LTE or WiMAX test solutions can be found at www.agilent.com/find/LTE and www.agilent.com/find/WiMAX.See Agilent's leadership offering at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 15-18, 2010 Hall 8, Stand A77,

About LTE and WiMAX

Today's mobile entertainment applications, such as Internet Protocol television (IPTV) and high-speed mobile Web with music and movie download capabilities are driving the need for high-quality mobile broadband services. Two new key technologies, Mobile WiMAX and Long Term Evolution (LTE), are in the mobile broadband space, and each poses unique opportunities as well as challenges for equipment suppliers and network operators. Agilent is well-positioned to address the test needs of these technologies, from early design requirements through full manufacturing of LTE and 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 17,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

About Best Practice Awards

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance. Additional information can be found at www.awards.frost.com

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on six continents. Information about Frost & Sullivan is available on the web at www.frost.com.

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