Aricent Enhances World-class Testing Portfolio by Unveiling a State-of-the-Art WiFi Testing Facility Advanced WiFi Test Lab provides comprehensive testing services supported by qualified domain expertise

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. and AMSTERDAM, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, today announced the addition of WiFi testing and pre-certification services to its advanced telecom testing portfolio. "Testing for WiFi" is the most comprehensive service of its kind, helping WiFi equipment manufacturers, service providers and device makers save significant resources by providing a world-class test facility along with highly qualified domain expert support. The WiFi Test Lab also offers remote access for optimal accessibility from anywhere in the world.

Equipped with extensive test equipment, test suites, test tools, and covering all aspects of WiFi, the lab gears WiFi equipment towards "deployment readiness". As a comprehensive WiFi testing facility, the lab offers testing services spanning across protocol conformance, interoperability, performance, stress, security, scripting, automation and pre-certification. The lab undergoes constant innovation based on feedback from organizations such as the Wi-Fi Alliance, in which Aricent is a member, to continue to be the most advanced WiFi testing facility. Aricent is a leading player in powering WiFi networks and devices with its innovative software frameworks for WiFi offload, Hotspot 2.0, WLAN controllers and Access Points, optimized for leading multi-core processors and WLAN silicon. Aricent now brings this deep expertise into the WiFi testing domain through its outstanding test lab.

According to a study from Kelton Research, there are over 450 million WiFi users worldwide. This number is increasing daily as mobile networks are beginning to struggle with managing bandwidth demands and as consumers and mobile connectivity are starting to become heavily reliant on short- and long-range WiFi technologies. Concurrently, with the growing popularity of mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets and eReaders, we are launching Aricent's WiFi Test Lab at a time when equipment manufacturers, service providers and device makers need support to get their products as close to deployment-ready as possible in order to maintain a competitive edge.

"We are seeing a significant uptick in the deployment of WiFi networks and devices globally. Ensuring products are well tested and interoperable with the existing communications ecosystem is a top priority for all players in this growing market," said Sridhar Raju, Assistant Vice President and Head of the Wireline Communications Practice at Aricent. "With 'Testing for WiFi', we provide significant innovation in the critical area of testing and look forward to helping WiFi device makers and equipment manufacturers deliver high quality and differentiated products in a cost-effective manner."

To learn more about "Testing for WiFi", visit http://www.aricent.com/services/testing-wifi.html.

About the Aricent Group

The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company's investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

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