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Rohde & Schwarz acquires ipoque GmbH

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Rohde & Schwarz acquires ipoque GmbH

Up to now, Rohde & Schwarz has focused on providing solutions for monitoring, locating and analyzing radiocommunications signals. With the acquisition of ipoque, a specialist for Internet traffic management and network analysis, the electronics company enters an entirely new market segment in the field of security.

Munich, May 24, 2011 On May 11, 2011, Rohde & Schwarz acquired ipoque GmbH, based in Leipzig. ipoque is a leading provider of software solutions that effectively detect, monitor and optimize network applications. Founded in 2005, the company focuses on bandwidth management and network monitoring, especially for critical and hard-to-detect protocols. This includes voice over IP (VoIP), peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing and media streaming. Together with ipoque, Rohde & Schwarz will expand its radiomonitoring and radiolocation business: The company primarily develops products and systems for frequency management as well as for internal and external security.

Peter Riedel, Head of the Radiomonitoring and Radiolocation Division and member of Corporate Management at Rohde & Schwarz, commented on the decision to add ipoque GmbH to the corporate group: “For a long time now, we have been planning to enter the Internet traffic management market. Rohde & Schwarz expects to gain an enormous potential for growth from this new segment. In acquiring ipoque, we have found a partner whose innovative and globally leading core technology


deep packet inspection (DPI) blends in excellently with the portfolio of a high-tech company such as Rohde & Schwarz.”

Hendrik Schulze, co-founder and CTO of ipoque GmbH, also sees great potential in the collaboration with Rohde & Schwarz: “Backed by a renowned, solid partner, we will be able to tap new markets and customer groups. In addition, of course, we will profit from the worldwide Rohde & Schwarz sales network.” ipoque GmbH caters to Internet providers, private companies and public authorities.


Like other fully owned Rohde & Schwarz subsidiaries, ipoque GmbH will operate under the name “ipoque


a Rohde & Schwarz company”. By acquiring ipoque, Rohde & Schwarz has tapped into a new business segment, which it plans to expand at a rapid pace. For this reason, the number of staff at the location in Leipzig, currently 72 employees, will be considerably increased.

Press contacts at Rohde & Schwarz:

Katrin Wehle, Tel.: (089) 4129-11378, E-mail: press@rohde-schwarz.com

North America: Chris Petrole, Phone: +1 410 910 7836, E-mail: chris.petrole@rsa.rohde-schwarz.com

Press contacts at ipoque GmbH:

Kristin Wolf, Tel.: (0341) 594030- 63, E-Mail: kristin.wolf@ipoque.com

Contacts for readers:

Customer Support Europe, Africa, Middle East: Phone: +49 89 4129 12345,

E-mail: customersupport@rohde-schwarz.com

Customer Support North America: Phone: +1 888 837 8772, E-mail: customer.support@rsa.rohde-schwarz.com

Customer Support Latin America: Phone: +1 410 910 7988, E-mail: customersupport.la@rohde-schwarz.com

Customer Support Asia: Phone: +65 65130 488, E-mail: customersupport.asia@rohde-schwarz.com

Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 7400 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.3 billion (US$ 1.6 billion) in fiscal year 2009/2010 (July 2009 to June 2010). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

About ipoque

ipoque is the leading European provider of deep packet inspection (DPI) solutions for Internet traffic management and analysis. ipoque’s PRX Traffic Manager allows network operators and Internet service providers to effectively monitor, shape, optimize, limit and control the resource consumption of network applications on a per-subscriber basis. The integrated quality-of-service (QoS) functionality allows prioritization and optimization of network traffic to ensure the highest subscriber satisfaction and effective protection of the operator’s infrastructure at the same time. ipoque’s DPI engine reliably detects all relevant protocols and applications found in today’s networks, including the most difficult-to-detect and proprietary protocols such as peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P), instant messaging (IM), Voice over IP (VoIP), tunneling, video and audio streaming, as well as many legacy applications.


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