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Asia Pacific Broadband Wireless Rolls Out Taiwan's First 1xEV-DO Network with Tektronix' Field Test Tool; Tektronix' Market Leading NetTek(R) Field Tool Chosen to Enable Taiwan's First cdma2000 1xEV-DO Service.

Tektronix, Inc. , a leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring tools for network operators, today announced Asia Pacific Broadband Wireless Communications, Inc. (APBW), one of five companies licensed to offer third-generation mobile services in Taiwan, has chosen Tektronix' NetTek field tool for operation and maintenance of its Code Division Multiple Access 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (cdma2000 1xEV-DO) networks.

Due to their inherent complexities, third-generation (3G) technologies are challenging to manage. Operators such as APBW, who are deploying the latest CDMA services, require comprehensive support from their test tools to address these technologies and to offer reliable network services. As the leading product in its class, Tektronix' NetTek field tool is the only instrument on the market to provide a complete suite of CDMA test solutions, including 1xEV-DO, for Base Transceiver Station (BTS) troubleshooting.

"Tektronix' NetTek field tool is a very good product and supports our cdma2000 BTS troubleshooting needs, including 1xEVDO," said Dr. Chungming An, Chief Executive Officer, APBW. "This tool is particularly helpful in tuning the performance of data services and improving response time during our deployment of the cdma2000 network."

"As the first operator to rollout 1xEV-DO services in Taiwan, APBW is a recognized leader in the Taiwan mobile market," said Mark Kulper, General Manager, Wireless Field Test, Tektronix, Inc. "By providing a dependable field test platform and a complete suite of CDMA measurements, Tektronix is able to work with industry leaders such as APBW to enable next-generation communications networks."

CDMA Measurements

Automated CDMA features available on the NetTek field tool include code domain power in Walsh Code and Bit-Reversed formats; codogram to identify code power variations over time; pilot power to accurately measure pilot power even when traffic channels are present; and signal quality tests for Rho, Tau, Error Vector Magnitude (EVM), PN Offset, and Carrier Feedthrough.

About the NetTek Field Tool

Tektronix' NetTek field tool, a rugged, portable platform, is the leading product in its class and was first to market upon its introduction. It fills the gap between expensive, full-compliance testing tools and low-cost instruments designed to perform only one measurement. The instrument's modular architecture supports a range of BTS transmitter measurements for standards including UMTS/WCDMA, cdma2000 1xEV-DO, CDMA2000, cdmaOne (IS-95), GSM and IS-136.

About Asia Pacific Broadband Wireless Communications Inc.

APBW, founded in November 2001 and awarded a cdma2000 license in February 2002, is the sole cdma2000 operator in Taiwan and will start commercial services in 2003. The company belongs to the Rebar Group, which includes 23 businesses spanning manufacturing, communications, media, finance, real estate, and other services industries. As the sole cdma2000 operator, APBW leverages various Rebar-Group and external resources to promote CDMA products and services in Taiwan, as well as roaming markets.

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 http://www.tektronix.com/.

NOTE: Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

CONTACT: Jennifer Cloer of Tektronix, +1-503-627-3393, or jennifer.j.cloer@tektronix.com

Web site: http://www.tektronix.com/
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