EXFO Will Showcase the New BrixHawk Distributed Analyzer at Mobile World Congress 2012

Designed for mobile network troubleshooting and network service optimization, this new solution is now commercially available and currently under evaluation with several tier-1 customers

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today that the new BrixHawk Distributed Analyzer will be showcased at Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona (February 27 to March 1, 2012). Now commercially available, this latest EXFO innovation addresses a currently urgent need for measuring network and application quality of service (QoS) and determining subscribers' quality of experience (QoE).

Thanks to superior performance, real-time capabilities and integrated deep packet inspection (DPI) technology, the BrixHawk DA offers more advanced user-plane analysis, enabling the functional and quality issues experienced by subscribers to be found—and fixed—faster. In addition to increasing efficiency and reducing risk during network rollout, this helps retain more satisfied customers and reduce testing-related OPEX once the network is deployed. Significantly faster LTE/3G network rollouts can be achieved while increasing confidence in a first-time-right launch.

Based on a modular architecture, the BrixHawk DA system delivers real-time analysis results and can easily be scaled up as testing needs change, enabling customers to only invest as needed. For example, they can later evolve to a 24/7/365 network monitoring solution and reuse their BrixHawk DA hardware and software investment to scale their system with minimal re-training, hassle and cost. EXFO is the only provider to offer such seamless scalability from analysis to monitoring systems.

"The BrixHawk DA boasts the industry's most powerful technology and superior real-time performance, enabling more detailed user-plane analysis and allowing users to significantly speed up the resolution of functional and quality issues," said Matti Palomäki, Vice-President of EXFO's Wireless Division. "The large number of customer evaluations currently ongoing in NEM verification labs, MNO LTE trials and deployments—including a world-leading operator—clearly shows that there is great interest on the market for our new BrixHawk DA."

Mobile World Congress 2012 attendees are invited to stop by stand 1G55 (Hall 1) and watch a live demo. Visit our website for more information on the BrixHawk Distributed Analyzer.

About EXFO
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks—from the core to the edge. Key technologies supported include VDSL2, ADSL2+, 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, and various optical technologies (accounting for an estimated 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market). EXFO has a staff of approximately 1800 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.

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For further information:

Marie-Anne Grondin
Media and Public Relations Specialist
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23417
marie-anne.grondin@EXFO.com 

Vance Oliver
Manager, Investor Relations
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23733
vance.oliver@EXFO.com

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