SUNNYVALE, California, September 9 /PRNewswire/ --

- Company Opens Labs in London and Beijing that Leverage the Innovative Spirent TestCenter (TM) FCoE Solution and Automation Continuum(TM) Framework

Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT), a global provider of performance analysis and service management solutions, today announced the launch of Spirent Proof of Concept (SPoC) Labs and Collaboration Centers in London and Beijing. These SPoC Labs feature a variety of pioneering Spirent test systems including Spirent TestCenter(TM) Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), the industry's first test product to validate the performance characteristics of FCoE systems, as well as the Test Automation Alliance's (TAA) best-in-class advanced automation framework, Automation Continuum(TM).

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"With its best-in-class test tools, the SPoC Labs offer an ideal setting for evaluating product performance and capabilities," said David Newman, president of Network Test, a leading independent benchmarking and network design consultancy. "The networked test beds, along with the advanced test automation framework and input from veteran test engineers, present a great environment for validating new consumer- and enterprise-centric technologies."

The SPoC Labs feature the latest Spirent test systems for cutting edge technologies including FCoE, the next generation technology for storage networks. The SPoC Labs offer more than just network emulation capabilities by also allowing engineers to identify the performance of a system and ultimately assuring the service quality of experience (QoE) of next generation multi-play networks and multi-device technologies.

"Building on the success of our Sunnyvale Proof of Concept Lab, we've expanded our efforts to include facilities in London and Beijing to address the ever-changing and increasingly complex needs of today's customers," said Bill Burns, CEO of Spirent Communications Group. "Our SPoC Labs broaden both the testing and automation environment and clearly demonstrates Spirent's ability to facilitate real-world testing on a truly global scale."

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About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications ( ) is a global provider of integrated performance analysis and service assurance systems that enable the development and deployment of next-generation networking technology such as Internet telephony, broadband services, 3G wireless, global navigation satellite systems, and network security equipment. Spirent Communications' solutions are used by more than 1,700 customers in 30 countries, including the world's largest equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises and governments. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Spirent Communications has 1,500 employees worldwide.

Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT). The Company operates a Level 1 American Depositary Receipt ("ADR") programme with each ADR representing four Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares. The ADRs trade in the US over-the-counter ("OTC") market under the symbol SPMYY and the CUSIP number is 84856M209. Spirent Communications' sales to the United States government are made through Spirent Federal Systems Inc.

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