Spirent Acquires Wi-Fi Experience Monitoring Specialist Epitiro

Pioneering Wi-Fi Capabilities Extend Spirent’s Proactive Service Assurance Suite

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Dec 8, 2015 – Spirent Communications, today announced that it has acquired Epitiro, a pioneer and leader in the rapidly growing Wi-Fi experience monitoring market. The acquisition of Epitiro by Spirent builds on the success of a strategic partnership which has led to experience monitoring system deployments at multiple customers, including a tier 1 US service provider. 

Service providers and large enterprises increasingly rely on Wi-Fi to provide users with high-quality voice, video and data services and access to business-critical applications. Unfortunately, the complexity of Wi-Fi and its dynamic interaction with LTE and other mobile technologies often leaves providers and enterprises blind to the actual end user experience. Epitiro’s web-based platform provides continuous visibility of the end-user experience by proactively performing tests that emulate realistic user activities. Key metrics include availability of Wi-Fi connectivity, file transfer and web browsing speed, availability and performance of social media applications like Facebook and much more. Epitiro’s compact, rugged probes may be deployed in office buildings, factories, stadiums and other mobility locations providing real-time insight into the availability and experience of services.  

Spirent’s service assurance suite enables providers to proactively identify problems, often before they impact the customer experience. The suite consists of four product lines: Device and End-to-End, Network, In-Home and Mobility. Each product line uses a patented set of proactive test technologies to assure the quality of devices and services before launch and during live operation. Epitiro’s solutions are now part of the newly-formed Mobility product line with a focus on assuring the experience of Wi-Fi and LTE services in mobility locations. 

“Our service provider and enterprise customers increasingly see Wi-Fi as an integral part of their strategy to provide services anywhere and anytime,” said Des Owens, general manager of Service Assurance at Spirent. “With this acquisition, we’re building on the success of our strategic partnership with Epitiro and see an exciting opportunity to improve the visibility of Wi-Fi experience for many more service providers and enterprises worldwide. We’ll also be better positioned to integrate Epitiro’s pioneering Wi-Fi technology across our suite and to provide our customers with seamless support and services.”

Gavin Johns, managing director of Epitiro, added, "We are delighted to join the Spirent team and are excited by the prospect of working closely together to further build our business in this growing and exciting market."

To learn more about Epitiro and Spirent’s suite of service assurance solutions please visit: http://www.spirent.com/Solutions/Service-Assurance