Taiwan Cellular Uses Tektronix's Protocol Testers to Integrate Networks

4/9/2003 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring solutions for mobile equipment manufacturers and operators, announced a multi-unit sale of its protocol testers during its recently ended quarter to Taiwan Cellular Corporation (TCC), Taiwan's largest network operator, for use in networks across Taiwan.

With an order totaling more than $700,000 USD, TCC has purchased Tektronix K1297-G20 protocol testers to improve the effectiveness of its network operations. The operator will use the new tools to solve maintenance and troubleshooting challenges as its network evolves from current generation to next-generation.

"Tektronix' K1297-G20 simplifies our network integration efforts by providing one platform to track all protocol activity network-wide, thereby reducing costs and enhancing our competitiveness," said Dr. Bill Ko, Deputy Director, System Network Department, Taiwan Cellular Corporation. "We are confident our purchase from Tektronix will drive us to a successful future."

"TCC will use Tektronix' K1297-G20 to integrate existing and emerging network technologies, resulting in a successful transition to revenue-generating next-generation networks," said Bob Agnes, Vice President, Monitoring and Protocol Test, Tektronix, Inc. "With Tektronix' leading platform that addresses nearly 900 protocols, TCC now has the widest range of support to move their networks to the next plateau."

About the K1297-G20 Protocol Analyzer
The K1297-G20 protocol tester is a modular platform for monitoring, simulating and emulating network traffic. The instrument's broad selection of interface modules and software packages allows testing of interfaces in mobile, core and access networks. Moreover, users can customize protocols for their own specific needs. The K1297-G20 connects non-intrusively to a signaling network to monitor activity on one or more remote nodes anywhere in the network.

About Taiwan Cellular Corporation
Taiwan Cellular Corporation, founded in 1997, is Taiwan's largest private GSM1800 network operator, with thousands of cell sites and a full range of wireless services including international roaming.

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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