Spirent Communications(R) (NYSE:SPM)(LSE:SPT), today announced that China Mobile has selected Spirent’s Landslide Performance Analysis System to test 3G Packet Core Network equipment, including Serving GPRS Support Nodes (SGSN) and GPRS Gateway Support Nodes (GGSN). These devices are critical elements for 3G network architectures and Landslide will be used to ensure top network performance.
The China Mobile Communications Research Institute says that these trials are significant to China Mobile. The China Mobile Communications Research Institute has been at the technological forefront of research for various new technologies and applications and has spent the last few years preparing technologies for the commercial use of the 3G network.
Spirent’s Landslide Performance Analysis System provides market leading test capabilities for all aspects of today’s 3G Packet Switched Core Networks. Dozens of leading vendors and mobile operators around the world rely on Landslide to evaluate the performance and quality of critical wireless network elements, including wireless application servers, wireless routers, billing systems, Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) systems, and security gateways. In a small footprint, the Landslide test platform is capable of emulating real world traffic models from millions of mobile data subscribers all accessing the network simultaneously.
“Spirent is very pleased to cooperate with China Mobile on their 3G testing requirements. Landslide supplies China Mobile with world leading and innovative wireless test methodology to ensure that 3G networks will scale as millions of subscribers sign up,” said Joe Zeto, director, product marketing at Spirent Communications. “In addition, it will help guarantee that subscribers have the best and most reliable service possible.”
About China Mobile
China Mobile Communications Corporation (China Mobile for short) was officially established on April 20th, 2000. China Mobile Communications Corporation has a registered capital of RMB 51.8 billion yuan, assets of over RMB 400 billion yuan. It has wholly-owned subsidiaries in 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) in China and fully holds the equity of China Mobile (HK) Group Limited. China Mobile (HK) Limited, of which China Mobile (HK) Group Limited is the major shareholder, and went public in HK and New York Stock Exchanges. Currently, China Mobile (HK) Limited owns the largest market capitalization among the overseas listed Chinese companies.
China Mobile is the only operator fully dedicated to mobile business in China. It has been playing a leading role in the development of the mobile communications industry in China and holds an important position in the international arena as well. After over ten years of efforts, China Mobile has established a comprehensive network with large coverage, high quality, rich variety of businesses and first-class customer services. It ranks the first in the world in terms of the network scale and the customer base. At the end of 2004, most of the counties (cites) had been covered by the network with seamless coverage on the backbone lines and indoor coverage in key urban areas. The total number of customers exceeded 200 million. China Mobile has opened GSM international roaming services with over 235 mobile operators in 184 countries and regions in the world, and GPRS international roaming services with 51 operators in 73 countries and regions. Its international SMS service can reach users of 214 operators in 106 countries and regions, and the MMS service of China Mobile can reach 14 operators in 4 countries and regions.
By going public in the overseas stock exchange, China Mobile has successfully attracted investment from the international capital market with its sound performance and great development potential. China Mobile has been listed on the Fortune World Top 500 for 4 consecutive years and ranked 242nd in the latest Fortune World Top 500. In 2004 China Mobile was listed 5th in the Chinese Enterprise Top 500 by the China Enterprise Confederation. The publicly listed company has also been selected for 3 consecutive years as the Forbes World Top 400 Best Big Companies and is the only Chinese enterprise on the list.
About Spirent Communications
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