CENGN Selects EXFO Xtract to Monitor SDN and NFV Infrastructure

QUEBEC CITY and OTTAWA, July 7, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX: EXF) today announced that the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), located in Ottawa Canada announced it has selected EXFO Xtract Open Analytics Platform to provide near real-time visualization of the health and performance of CENGNs advanced lab and network. EXFO Xtract uses SNMP polling, SNMP traps, MIB queries and other methods of inbound data gathering in order to present users with real time views of metrics, KPIs, and alarms in live networks.

"Given the highly dynamic nature of CENGNs lab and network due to the various projects being simultaneously performed by our fast-growing list of members, partners and SME clients, it is vital to have visibility into the lab and network performance at all times," said Ritch Dusome, CEO of CENGN. "From the onset our lab ‎was designed to be multi-tenant with numerous PoCs and testing happening at the same time. It is critical to continually monitor the lab and network and EXFO Xtract will let us know immediately if we encounter any issues."

EXFO joined CENGN as a Tier 1 founding member in October of 2014 as a part of its SDN/NFV strategy. EXFO Xtract is a part of EXFO's commitment to make in-kind contribution to the centre.

"EXFO Xtract is building momentum in Canada; it has already been installed at two of Canada's largest telecom carriers and now at CENGN," stated Claudio Mazzuca, VP of Transport and Service Assurance for EXFO.  "Contract wins and installations in the United States are growing rapidly and we are expecting to expand sales of this solution into Tier 1 & 2 mobile and fixed networks in Europe and Asia-Pacific through the latter half of 2015."

For more information, visit the EXFO Xtract Web page or the CENGN Website.

About 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 EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.

CENGN, Canada's Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks, is a consortium of industry leaders dedicated to accelerating the commercialization of next generation communications solutions. CENGN founding members include; Alcatel-Lucent, Allstream, BTI Systems, Cisco, EWA Canada, EXFO, Invest Ottawa, JDSU, Juniper, Mistral Ventures, Rogers and TELUS. CENGN is an independent and internationally recognized testing centre employing interoperability between a multiple of software and hardware products. CENGN's state of the art physical and virtual multi-vendor, test, certification and validation platform provides a unique environment to commercialize advanced products, applications and services. For more information www.cengn.ca



For further information: Marie-Anne Grondin, EXFO Corporate Communications, (418) 683-0913, Ext. 23417,marie-anne.grondin@EXFO.com; Kelly Daize, VP Business Development and Marketing, CENGN, 613-963-1198, kelly.daize@cengn.ca


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