Ixia to buy Veriwave to extend wireless testing - Embedded.com

Ixia to buy Veriwave to extend wireless testing

Converged IP and wireless network test solutions supplier, Ixia, has signed an agreement to buy VeriWave Inc., a performance testing company for wireless LAN (WLAN) and Wi-Fi enabled smart devices.

Subject to customary closing conditions, the acquisition is scheduled to close on or about July 18, 2011.  The purchase price and other terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  

VeriWave (Beaverton, Oregon)  wireless test solutions validate Wi-Fi networks, smart devices and applications by benchmarking and measuring speed, quality, interoperability, compliance and other pivotal aspects of wireless performance.   
 
Atul Bhatnagar, president and CEO of Ixia (Calabasas, Calif.) said, “By integrating VeriWave’s portfolio of innovative Wi-Fi testing solutions, Ixia will help ensure that carriers, multi-system operators (MSO), enterprises and network equipment manufacturers are able to fully support media-rich applications running on all types of wireless smart devices.”
 
VeriWave’s Wi-Fi capabilities will extend Ixia's ability to provide end-to-end testing platforms for converged performance testing.
 
Chris DeMonico, CEO at VeriWave added, “VeriWave’s wireless testing solution is a fantastic fit for Ixia’s end-to-end IP and LTE offerings.  Ixia’s deep breadth of testing options provides existing VeriWave customers with an extensive portfolio to use for continued product development and service deployment.”

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