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Spirent(R) Communications Enables Global IMS Interoperability Event.

Spirent Facilitates Testing at the MSF GMI Multi-Vendor Event Oct. 16 - 27, 2006

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Spirent Communications (NYSE:SPM) (LSE:SPT), a global provider of performance analysis and service management solutions, today announced it will contribute expertise, test solutions and methodologies to every test scenario at five locations across three continents for the MultiService Forum's (MSF) Global MSF Interoperability (GMI) event. This event will demonstrate multi-vendor interoperability of Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) services using the IMS framework. The results gathered during GMI 2006 will provide tangible proof of multi-vendor interoperability for carrier class, QoS enabled, end-to-end voice and multimedia services originating and terminating on fixed or mobile IMS networks.

GMI 2006 will be the catalyst to move IMS beyond the hype and into active deployment. Five of the world's top carriers are collaborating with the MSF to host this globally networked test event that spans three continents. Today, Spirent solutions offer the industry's most comprehensive test platform available for IMS performance and interoperability evaluation.

"Spirent is the only test equipment vendor with the solutions and expertise to contribute on every test scenario and at every location of this ground-breaking event," said Andy Huckridge, Director of IMS Solutions, at Spirent Communications. Huckridge also chairs the Interoperability Working Group within the MSF. "Our IMS solutions will allow GMI participants and our customers to evaluate all scenarios associated with IMS service rollout prior to real-world deployment."

During the GMI 2006 event, Oct. 16th - 27th, Spirent Communications is providing experts, test equipment and advanced IMS test methodologies to facilitate the stringent testing requirements of MSF Release 3 implementation at all five carrier sites. This involves 200 next-generation network (NGN) elements tested against carrier defined test scenarios. Spirent's support involves test coverage for all portions of the IMS network:

* IMS Access Network - Spirent provides real-world traffic models to evaluate wireless core packet data network elements associated with FMC applications.

* IMS Core Network - Spirent simulates UE (User Element) traffic and emulates all the core network elements.

* PSTN Network - Spirent emulates end to end traffic and all PSTN network elements.

Investment in ground breaking events like GMI 2006 and relationships with Service Providers and Vendors pursuing their IMS roadmaps have given Spirent an unparalleled depth and breadth of testing and implementation expertise. Service Providers and Vendors are partnering with Spirent to accelerate from design to revenue by assuring IMS implementations are ready for deployment, before they are actually deployed. More information about the MSF GMI event can be found at

About Spirent Communications

Spirent Communications,, is a global provider of integrated performance analysis and service assurance systems that enable the development and deployment of next-generation networking technology such as Internet telephony, broadband services, 3G wireless, global navigation satellite systems, and network security equipment. Spirent Communications' solutions are used by more than 1,700 customers in 30 countries, including the world's largest equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises and governments. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Spirent Communications has 1,800 employees worldwide. Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT) and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker: SPM; CUSIP number: 84856M209) in the form of American Depositary Shares ("ADS"), represented by American Depositary Receipts, with one ADS representing four Ordinary shares. Spirent Communications' sales to the United States government are made through Spirent Federal Systems Inc.

Spirent, Spirent Communications and the Spirent logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Spirent Communications plc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are held by their respective companies. All rights reserved.

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