Spirent acquires octoScope to expand WiFi testing capabilities - ET Telecom

Spirent acquires octoScope to expand WiFi testing capabilities – ET Telecom

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NEW DELHI: Telecoms testing company Spirent Communications on Monday said it has acquired wireless network test solutions company octoScope to expand WiFi testing capabilities.

octoScope’s test solutions comprise automated Wi-Fi and 5G in emulated real-world-like environments, including the latest WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E technologies.

octoScope’s products are used by companies such as Google, Facebook, Verizon, Qualcomm, Nokia, Amazon, Philips and Sony, as well as by CSPs, network infrastructure vendors, etc.

With the explosive growth in the Internet of Things, the emergence of new mission-critical use cases in sectors such as healthcare and industry, and expansion of applications including fixed wireless access and Wi-Fi offload, WIFi has assumed a greater importance today.

Meanwhile, Wi-Fi applications continue to grow on the back of a robust technology roadmap (Wi-Fi 6/6E/7), the rise in remote working and expansion into new frequency bands around the world.

“This acquisition supports our strategy of sustainable, profitable growth by establishing Spirent as the firm market leader in the expanding Wi-Fi space, adding to our 5G solution portfolio. octoScope brings to us an impressive and well-known customer base, providing us with the opportunity to further leverage our established global routes to market and trusted relationships with our key accounts,” said Eric Updyke, Chief Executive Officer.

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