EXFO's Award-Winning Network Testing and Monitoring Solutions at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2012

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today its participation at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2012, February 27 to March 1, 2012, in Barcelona, Spain. Visitors at booth 1G55 (Hall 1) will discover EXFO's unique mobile network solution, covering the complete network lifecycle, from R&D and deployment, to monitoring and troubleshooting. Products on display will include the full range of analysis and monitoring solutions for 2G/3G/LTE networks, as well as EXFO's advanced handheld field-testing solutions.

As mobile communications are moving towards a converged IP transport network and leading to the deployment of Carrier Ethernet in the backhaul, the introduction of LTE technology and the transition from circuit-switched to packet-based services are generating key challenges for industry stakeholders. In fact, there is continuous pressure to minimize the time to market for new services, reduce network OPEX, and provide subscribers with ubiquitous coverage, high availability and flawless quality of experience (QoE).

At this year's edition of GSMA Mobile World Congress, EXFO will demonstrate how its comprehensive mobile network assessment solution addresses critical challenges, from the physical layer all the way to the application layer. Showcased EXFO products will include the Backhaul Tri-Pak, an all-in-one Ethernet, fiber and connector assessment solution that enables complete Ethernet service turn-up in 15 minutes, the BrixHawk Distributed Analyzer, designed for determining subscriber QoE in order to reduce customer churn, as well as the BrixNGN service assurance solution, which enables network performance optimization, bringing unprecedented scalability for both operational and capital cost reduction.

"EXFO has become a choice partner for both mobile network operators and mobile network equipment manufacturers, as our innovative and leading solution enables seamless network convergence", said Matti Palomäki, Vice-President of EXFO's Wireless Division. "Our complete end-to-end assessment solution is designed with one purpose in mind: clearly target business imperatives of the mobile industry, such as minimizing time to market, reducing OPEX and optimizing availability and QoE throughout the network lifecycle."

Germain Lamonde, EXFO's Chairman of the Board, President and CEO will be chairing the "Connect with Canada Networking Breakfast" on Tuesday, February 28 at 9:00 AM at Restaurante Watatsumi in Arena, Plaza España. Space is limited, please RSVP to chrystelle.carrillo@international.gc.ca to attend.

Attendees are invited at booth 1G55 (Hall 1) to discover EXFO's mobile communications test offering, and speak with EXFO experts.

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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The corporate name of the company is EXFO Inc. The company requests that all media outlets and publications use the corporate name ("EXFO Inc.") or abbreviated name ("EXFO") in capital letters for branding purposes. EXFO would like to thank all parties in advance for their cooperation. 

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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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