Business Wire, RESTON, Va. — October 24, 2011

Ascom Network Testing Inc.’s TEMS portfolio was featured in a press
announcement issued by Verizon Wireless Systems about its use of the solution
to test 4G network across the United States.

In the press announcement, Verizon Wireless describes how its fleet of 100
test vehicles is being equipped with 4G testing and monitoring equipment to
encompass all of the major operating networks in the U.S. today. Verizon’s
testers will utilize the 4G testing equipment to monitor the company’s 4G LTE
network as well as the high-speed networks of competitors that use LTE and
other technologies.

“Using testing equipment from Ascom Network Testing, Verizon Wireless testers
are performing mobile data tests on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network as it
continues to roll out across the country. The collected data will be used to
measure network performance, benchmark against competitors, and assist Verizon
Wireless network engineers who are responsible for maintaining and planning
improvements and expansions of the company's network,“ the Verizon Wireless
press release states.

In the announcement, Verizon notes that its testing program, leveraging the
TEMS solutions, includes tests to determine whether a data session connected,
how quickly the connection was made, whether it stayed connected, and how
quickly data was transmitted during the connection. Verizon Wireless analyzes
the test results to assist the company in directing its multi-billion dollar
network capital expenditure program, including placement of new cellular sites
and expansion of existing network capabilities in growing communities. Verizon
Wireless has invested more than $65 billion in its network since the company
was formed.