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
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
"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.
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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