Grameenphone Selects Tektronix’ GeoProbe® for Network-Wide Monitoring in Real Time

Tektronix’ Unified Assurance™ Solution Proactively Facilitates Network Troubleshooting for Enhanced Customer Satisfaction 

RICHARDSON, Texas, March 3, 2008 – Tektronix Communications, a leading worldwide provider of communications network management and diagnostics solutions, announced today the selection of its GeoProbe ® Network Assurance monitoring solution by Grameenphone, the largest telecommunication service provider in Bangladesh. GeoProbe, part of Tektronix’ industry-leading Unified Assurance ™ performance monitoring suite, will enable Grameenphoneto provide its customers a higher quality of service.

GeoProbe provides Grameenphone proactive GSM, GPRS and SIGTRAN monitoring, enabling the operator to detect bottlenecks, abnormal situations and performance degradation in real time. In addition, Tektronix is providing its K18 Network and Service Analyzer (NSA) and Optimization Expert Module, giving Grameenphone enhanced protocol analysis and reporting capabilities.

"Ensuring a quality network along with providing coverage around the country has always been Grameenphone’s priority focus,” said Shafiqul Islam, Chief Technical Officer, Grameenphone. “We want to lead the Bangladeshi market by offering a wide range of high quality, differentiating mobile services. While Grameenphone is well-positioned with its international standard expertise and processes to ensure premium network quality for its valued subscribers, the network-wide monitoring through Tektronix solutions will provide essential visibility to the real-time performance of our networks as experienced by our subscribers."

He adds, "We chose Tektronix for this critical requirement because of its technology leadership, the value it delivers in its solutions, the ability to handle a large subscriber base and its capability to support us in our future requirements."

“In today’s highly competitive mobile market, ensuring a high quality of service is essential to growing and maintaining an operator's subscriber base,” said Doug Dickerson, Vice President, Products, Tektronix Communications. “A monitoring solution must be expandable so that operators can easily and affordably bring new services to market. We are excited about the innovation that Grameenphone is bringing to the mobile services market and look forward to helping them proactively manage the network, services on the network and the customers who use them.”

About Grameenphone
Grameenphone Ltd. is the largest telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh with more than 16.5 million mobile phone subscribers as of December 2007. Grameenphone is a joint venture between Telenor (62%) of Norway and Grameen Telecom (38%) of Bangladesh.

Since its inception in March 1997, Grameenphone has built the largest cellular network in the country with base stations in more than 6000 locations. Presently, nearly 98 percent of the country’s population is within the coverage area of the Grameenphone network. The entire Grameenphone network is also EDGE/GPRS enabled, allowing access to high-speed Internet and data services from anywhere within the coverage area.For further information, please visit www.grameenphone.com.

About Tektronix’ Unified Assurance Portfolio
Tektronix' industry-leading Unified Assurance (UA) network management suite provides integrated, end-to-end performance monitoring solutions for customer, service and network assurance. UA supports a full range of monitoring capabilities across next generation mobile and IP networks, including active test solutions that provide active troubleshooting, provisioning and automated service quality monitoring.The Tektronix solutions quickly identify, localize and quantify service and network issues, giving customers an integrated, end-to-end next generation network.

GeoProbe provides network engineers with the information needed to solve network and service problems across technologies, applications and element vendors. With GeoProbe products, network operations personnel can proactively monitor, manage, diagnose, and troubleshoot the overall health of mobile, fixed, and multi-service networks. In addition, GeoProbe empowers engineering and planning departments to improve network capacity growth and traffic management decision-making. More information can be found at: www.tek.com/geoprobe.

About Tektronix’ K18 NSA and Optimization Expert
The K18 Network and Service Analyzer (NSA) provides the utmost in flexibility, ease-of-use and cost-efficiency for monitoring, troubleshooting and optimizing mobile networks.

Tektronix’ GMS/GPRS Optimization Expert is a monitoring tool used to pinpoint the root cause of any problem, allowing you to optimize network operation in a variety of environments. More information can be found at: www.tek.com/nsa. 

About Tektronix Communications
Tektronix Communications provides network operators and equipment manufacturers around the world an unparalleled suite of network diagnostics and management solutions for fixed, mobile, IP and converged multi-service networks. This comprehensive set of solutions support a range of architectures and applications such as LTE, fixed mobile convergence, IMS, broadband wireless access, WiMAX, VoIP and triple play, including IPTV. Tektronix Communications is headquartered in Richardson, Texas. Learn more about the company’s test, measurement and network monitoring solutions by visiting www.tek.com/communications

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  2008-03-03 08:00:00

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