EXFO Receives US$2 Million Order from Global Tier-1 Mobile Network Operator for Comprehensive Service Assurance Solution
Ethernet One, EXFO's centralized and integrated IP/Ethernet service assessment solution, increases operational efficiency and optimizes service delivery performance
QUEBEC CITY, June 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today it has received an order worth approximately US$2 million from a global tier-1 mobile network operator for the complete assessment of its mobile backhaul network infrastructure, from turn-up to real-time monitoring and advanced troubleshooting.
EXFO's Ethernet One solution, including BrixNGN service assurance software, BV-3100 Verifiers, and FTB-1 field-portable platforms, was awarded the order based on its ability to meet enhanced service performance delivery, increased operational efficiency, and accelerated time-to-revenue requirements of the global mobile network operator.
The bulk of the order will be recognized in fiscal 2015.
"I am really pleased with this significant deal as it demonstrates that EXFO's centralized and automated end-to-end Ethernet One solution for assessing the complete mobile backhaul network lifecycle is a winning combination," said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO's Transport and Service Assurance Division. "This contract win with a global tier-1 mobile network operator also bodes well for the future, since the rapid expansion of the mobile industry is clearly creating real-life challenges for our customers and wonderful opportunities for an innovation leader like EXFO."
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is a leading provider of next-generation test, service assurance and end-to-end quality of experience solutions for mobile and fixed network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. EXFO's intelligent solutions with contextually relevant analytics improve end-user quality of experience, enhance network performance and drive operational efficiencies throughout the network and service delivery lifecycle. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, VoLTE, IMS, video, Ethernet/IP, SNMP, OTN, FTTx, xDSL and various optical technologies accounting for more than 38% of the global portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.
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