Sunday, July 9, 2006

Spirent Acquires Scientific Software Engineering for Wireless Test

Spirent Communications acquired Scientific Software Engineering, a developer of a software based system for testing the performance and functionality of 2.5 and 3G wireless network infrastructure for US$10.0 million (£5.4 million), payable in cash on completion with up to a further $6.0 million (£3.3 million) payable depending on the satisfaction of certain technical milestones and the retention of key employees.

SSE, based in Dallas, Texas and employing 24 people, will be incorporated within Spirent's Performance Analysis division. Spirent has been re-selling the Landslide product since November 2003 and customers include leading global network equipment manufacturers and wireless operators.

Spirent said the acquisition would allow it to deliver enhanced applications for the wireless infrastructure, IMS and fixed-mobile convergence test markets, which have been identified as key growth areas.

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