SaskTel Selects Tektronix' GeoProbe Network Assurance Solution

Sept. 11, 2007

BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading worldwide provider of communications network management and diagnostics solutions, today announced its GeoProbe Network Assurance solution has been deployed by SaskTel, the leading full-service communications provider in Saskatchewan, Canada to monitor TDM, VoIP and mobile voice and messaging applications throughout its network.

GeoProbe, part of Tektronix' industry-leading Unified Assurance suite of applications for management of next generation converged networks, provides SaskTel with visibility into all aspects of every call, enabling quick troubleshooting of customer issues across SaskTel's variety of unique service offerings. This monitoring solution also provides a call trace capability for local and federal law enforcement requests.

"After a successful trial program, Tektronix' GeoProbe solution was the clear choice because it allowed us to enhance the level of service our customers have come to expect," said Kym Wittal, Chief Technology Officer, SaskTel. "With GeoProbe, we can now identify and respond to customer issues much faster than before. In addition, we are now in a better position to be compliant with future law enforcement requirements for providing surveillance and call trace capabilities over IP-based networks."

It was during this trial program that Tektronix worked with SaskTel to understand the intricacies of SaskTel's network and deliver a solution that met the demanding needs of SaskTel and its customers.

"As one of the most innovative service providers, SaskTel continues to show a strong commitment to delivering the most advanced services and features to its customers," said Doug Dickerson , Vice President and General Manager, Network Management, Tektronix. "By effectively integrating GeoProbe into their business processes, SaskTel gains the benefit of being able to support a wide variety of applications across the entire network."

About SaskTel

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, offering competitive voice, data, dial-up and high speed internet, entertainment and multimedia services, security, web hosting, text and messaging services, and cellular and wireless data services over its digital networks. The Corporation also provides security monitoring services through SecurTek, directory services through DirectWest, in-room communications services to the healthcare sector through Hospitality Network, telecommunications consulting service through SaskTel International and an out-of-province sales and service channel in Alberta and British Columbia. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 5,100 full-time, part-time and temporary employees. Visit SaskTel at

About Tektronix' Unified Assurance Portfolio

Tektronix' industry-leading Unified Assurance (UA) network management suite provides integrated, end-to-end performance monitoring solutions for customer, service and network assurance. UA supports a full range of monitoring capabilities across next generation mobile and IP networks, including active test solutions that provide active troubleshooting, provisioning and automated service quality monitoring. The Tektronix solutions quickly identify, localize and quantify service and network issues, giving customers an integrated, end-to-end next generation network.

The GeoProbe product provides network engineers with the information needed to solve network and service problems across technologies, applications and element vendors. With GeoProbe products, network operations personnel can proactively monitor, manage, diagnose, and troubleshoot the overall health of mobile, fixed, and multi-service networks. In addition, GeoProbe empowers engineering and planning departments to improve network capacity growth and traffic management decision-making. More information can be found at:

About Tektronix

Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, solutions and services for the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries -- as well as military/aerospace, consumer electronics, education and a broad range of other industries worldwide. With 60 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks, advanced and pervasive technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is

Tektronix provides network operators and equipment manufacturers a comprehensive and unparalleled suite of network diagnostics and management solutions for fixed, mobile, IP and converged multi-service networks. These solutions support such architectures and applications as fixed mobile convergence, IMS, broadband wireless access, WiMAX, VoIP and triple play, including IPTV. Learn more about Tektronix' communications test, measurement and network monitoring solutions by visiting

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.

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