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Press Release -- March 1st, 2012
Source: Huawei
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Ascom and HiSilicon Sign Modem Licensing Agreement

With licensed access to the HiSilicon modem interface, Ascom Network Testing strengthens its test tool support for LTE networks in China and around the globe.

Ascom Network Testing and wireless communication chipset solution provider HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd., today announced a licensing agreement that will address their customers’ needs for 2G, 3G and LTE wireless network rollout testing.

The agreement will enable timely support for HiSilicon chipset-based terminals in the network rollout and optimization tools that comprise Ascom’s TEMSTM Portfolio. This will add to the TEMS LTE/3G/2G portfolio and demonstrate both companies’ commitment to their operator and equipment vendor customers’ success in planning, deploying and optimizing LTE/3G/2G networks.

“Ascom is very pleased to partner with HiSilicon, whose TD-LTE products have proved to be very successful in China,” says Erik Tarnvik, Vice President of Marketing, Ascom Network Testing. He adds, “As the network testing market leader, Ascom Network Testing integrates with more technologies, devices, chipsets, and interfaces than any other suppliers in the industry, enabling customers to easily switch between different technologies – and even between different generations of technologies – while still using the same test tools. We are constantly looking for new partners that can fulfill market needs, and HiSilicon fits that profile."

“HiSilicon has licensed the interface to many leading testing partners worldwide and we are glad to have Ascom as our new partner,” said Mr. Ai Wei, Vice President of HiSilicon. “Network operators require advanced solutions to help analyze and improve the performance of their LTE and UMTS networks. HiSilicon's Balong 710 is a leading LTE solution that can support LTE cat4 and UMTS DC&MIMO. With HiSilicon’s fastest LTE multi-mode platform and Ascom’s leading test tools for the air interface, customers will be able to offer high-quality LTE services.”

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About Ascom

Ascom is an international solution provider with comprehensive technological know-how in Mission-Critical Communication. The company concentrates on core areas such as Wireless Solutions (high-value, customer-specific on-site communications solutions), Network Testing (a global market leader in testing, monitoring, and optimization solutions for mobile networks) and Security Communication (applications for security, communication and control systems for infrastructure operators, public security institutions and the army). The company has subsidiaries in 20 countries and a workforce of about 2,300 employees worldwide. Ascom registered shares (symbol ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.

About HiSilicon

HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. is a leading chipset solution provider for telecom network, wireless terminal and digital media. It was formerly known as the ASIC design center of Huawei since 1991 and was spun off in 2004. HiSilicon has the advantage to provide end-to-end chipsets and solutions from telecom network to consumer electronics. It has been serving more than 200 global operators in over 100 countries and will continue to bring maximum value to global operators and consumers. For more information, please visit www.hisilicon.com.

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