BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO,
TSX: EXF) announced today the integration of Rohde & Schwarz's RF and
cable measurement results into its industry-first cloud-based
fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) turn-up test automation solution for mobile
operators, the EXFO Connect platform.
To support mobile network operators (MNO) in rolling out additional
capacity and new cells in shorter time spans, EXFO provides a complete
solution covering turn-up, activation and troubleshooting of remote
radio heads (RRH), distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells and
cloud-RAN. The solution leverages the power of field instruments -
EXFO's FTB-1 platform and R&S FSH Handheld Spectrum Analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz -
and integrates them into EXFO Connect via mobile or fixed broadband
"With the R&S FSH Handheld Spectrum Analyzer integrated in EXFO Connect,
mobile operators can easily access RF and cable measurement results
within EXFO's cloud-based data management system," says Christina
Gessner, Head of Product Management of Spectrum and Network Analyzers
at Rohde & Schwarz.
EXFO Connect covers turn-up, activation and troubleshooting of RF,
cable, optical and Ethernet technologies. It is a centralized
(cloud-based) platform that provides:
Near real-time test result handling with a closed feedback loop to
correct things quickly.
Powerful analytics to track the quality issues against budgeted
thresholds and record for historical tracking.
APIs for north bound data and process integration.
Working closely with MNOs globally, T&M specialists Rohde & Schwarz and
EXFO have teamed up to provide an unprecedented level of control and
automation to network operators engineering and construction teams.
"Addressing the mobile operators' requirement proactively is key to us
and, with our partnership with Rohde & Schwarz, we are able to address
this requirement", stated Etienne Gagnon, VP Physical Layer & Wireless
Division at EXFO. "By working together, we are able to offer MNOs a
total and integrated deployment solution to help them face their
This solution helps MNOs:
Automatically collect, turn-up, test and troubleshoot data that is
pushed from test instruments in the field to a centralized cloud-based
Gather comprehensive analytics, to analyze RF, optical fiber integrity,
Ethernet backhaul, and overall access network quality & trends
throughout the lifecycle.
Improve efficiency through Methods and Procedure Automation for process
compliance and network quality and reliability tracking.
This cloud-based solution, showing uploaded results of both R&S and EXFO
test sets covering RF, RF cable, optical cable and Ethernet service
testing will be on display at both the R&S and EXFO stands in Hall 6 at
the Mobile World Congress.
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 more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a
staff of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more
than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.
SOURCE: EXFO inc.
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