Tektronix and China's Research Institute of Telecommunications Transmission Extend Successful Two-Year Partnership

2/20/2003 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring solutions for mobile network operators and equipment manufacturers, with China's Research Institute of Telecommunications Transmission (RITT), a subsidiary of China's Ministry of Information Industry (MII) responsible for drafting specifications and approving test equipment for the telecommunications industry in China, announced they have renewed their agreement for the development of General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) networks and elements.

Tektronix and China's RITT first partnered to develop a GPRS conformance test suite built on the K1297-G20 protocol tester in March 2001. The companies have now agreed to continue the relationship with emphasis on technological service for the Gb interface.

"Tektronix' history in China and its ongoing efforts to enable successful mobile network deployments in our country have encouraged us to continue this mutually gratifying partnership," said Yang Zemin, President, China Academy of Telecommunication Research, MII. "With Tektronix' comprehensive support and repeatable results as a partner and a test equipment manufacturer, we are confident of our successful future."

"Through partnerships such as the one with China's RITT, Tektronix is enabling both growth and innovation in the world's leading mobile market," said Bob Agnes, Vice President, Monitoring & Protocol Test, Tektronix. "This relationship illustrates the commitment Tektronix has to the Chinese marketplace and to enabling its technological, economic and social evolution."

About China's RITT and the Ministry of Information Industry
RITT, a subsidiary of China's Ministry of Information Industry (MII) responsible for drafting specifications and approving test equipment for telecommunications networks, is the research and development (R&D) institute in China. RITT is also responsible for managing MTNet, the first and only government-owned mobile communications trial network in China. Established late last year, MTNet is an important experimental test bed for all mobile communications technologies including GPRS, CDMA and other next-generation standards.

About Tektronix
Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement, and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries worldwide. With more than 55 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in more than 20 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc.

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