NetHawk簡史 (The Brief History of NetHawk)

[前言]筆者當過四年NetHawk代理商, 見證台灣UMTS網路從無到有的誕生與成長過程, 期間投入很多心血, 因此對NH這間公司與芬蘭有著很深的感情.

許多美商大公司的網頁只強調現在與未來, 並不記載過去, NH的網站雖然在2005年大改版, 卻依然詳細紀錄下所有的歷史, 連2000年亞洲代理商的資料都能查到, 這是讓人感動的人文情懷.

另外, 願意在網站上詳實公佈每年財務報告的公司也不多見, NH網站可以查到自2002年至今的財報, 這也是令人佩服之處. 2005年至今是NH非常難熬的時期, 加油吧, 來自北歐的飛鷹, 但願2009年可以找到新的棲息之地!

1991 Started as X-Net Oy

1993 First NetHawk product was available for GSM networks

1996 First PCMCIA product

1999 First CardbusII and IP based product

2000 New NetHawk partners in Asia
X-Net has made three new partner agreements in Asia.
Today also Transcom Electronics in China, Gitel Technologies in Taiwan and Respontrade in Malaysia sell and support NetHawk test equipment.
Note: 筆者自2001年加入GiTel, 開始在台灣為NH代理產品技術服務, 四年內共賣出七套RNC/NodeB/Iub Simulator, 兩套V5.2 Simulator以及多到無法確實紀錄的UMTS/GSM/GPRS/SS7 Analyser, 可見得NH曾在台灣通信業界的影響力.

2000 X-Net Oy and Kaski Tech Oy merger finalised
2000 First fiber optic adapter for ATM

2001 Started to use the new name of NetHawk Oy.
2001 Expansion in Asia, Europe and even Turkey

2002 NetHawk signed contract with Hutchison 3G Austria
- NetHawk Probe (此產品目前已停產)

2002 Siemens is investing in 3G product quality
NetHawk has concluded an agreement with Siemens for the supply of the network emulation part of the Final Factory Testing of Siemens UMTS base stations. This agreement is the start of a partnership in the field of protocol testing and network emulation.
- NetHawk RNC/Iub Simulator

2004 Kick-Off of NetHawk M5 Analyzer project to merge GERAN & UTRAN & Cores

2005 NetHawk acquired ipNetfusion
NetHawk has acquired all of the capital stock of ipNetfusion, a US-based leading provider of network simulation and load testing systems. As a result of the acquisition, ipNetfusion has become a fully owned subsidiary of NetHawk.

The main product is EAST and Based in Richardson, Texas, the company was founded in 1996. With over 75 employees and growing, ipNetfusion has a global presence. It has offices in the US, Sweden, and India.

2006 Tekelec selects NetHawk EAST to test EAGLE®5 Signaling Application System (SAS)
Richardson, TX (12 May 2006):
Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC), a leading developer of telecommunications products has selected NetHawk EAST for testing its market leading Eagle EAGLE®5 Signaling Application System (SAS).

2006 NetHawk EAST is ready for IMS, FMC, NGN, VoIP

2008 NetHawk selected as a member to the LTE industry initiative LSTI

[-] NetHawk website, news release