Spirent acquires Radvision VoLTE test biz for $25 million

T&M (test and measurement) vendor Spirent Communications is set to acquire Radvision Technology Business Unit (TBU), a provider of test solutions for voice and video over IP communications, including Voice over LTE (VoLTE), for $25 million.

Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Radvision TBU has expertise in signaling, multimedia and IMS.

Radvision TBU supplies its testing solutions to developers of mobile chipsets, mobile devices and communications infrastructure, as well as service providers. Radvision TBU’s solutions have helped enable the majority of voice and video over IP deployments, such as VoLTE.

Spirent Communications will benefit from Radvision TBU solutions that include ProLab testing suite that will enable Spirent to strengthen its own VoLTE test offering.

The Radvision TBU’s protocol stacks, including IMS and SIP, provides the communications industry with the core technology behind rich media applications and products. Its Developer Suites simplify and accelerate the development of VoIP and 3G/LTE multimedia applications and services.

BEEHD video client software framework allows Service Providers, application developers and device manufacturers to launch customizable IMS-compliant VoLTE/RCS services for Android, iOS, Windows, or MAC OS-based devices.

eVident Voice and Video Services Monitoring solution allows users to ensure network readiness before voice and video services are deployed, helping to ensure Quality of Service (QoS) of voice and video over IP services.

“VoLTE testing is already a critical element in many of Spirent’s test solutions. Our customers’ transition from circuit-switched voice networks to all-IP networks presents huge opportunities for VoLTE and RCS services on mobile devices,” said Eric Hutchinson, CEO of Spirent.

Spirent plans to strengthen the Radvision TBU products and services and will integrate them into Spirent’s test solutions.

Avaya, through Radvision, will retain and continue to operate its video conferencing business under the Video Business Unit.