EXFO Launches Industry's First PBT/MPLS Field-Test Solution



    EXFO expands Ethernet testing portfolio with new software suite for end-
    to-end validation of Carrier Ethernet services

    QUEBEC CITY, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.
(NASDAQ:   EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the release of new test enhancements
for its FTB-8510B/FTB-8510G and IQS-8510B/IQS-8510G Packet Blazer Gigabit
Ethernet (GigE) and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GigE) test modules.
    With this new software release, the FTB-8510B/FTB-8510G and
IQS-8510B/IQS-8510G Packet Blazer Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet test modules
now support Provider Backbone Bridge-Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE) and Internet
Protocol/Multi-Protocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) functionalities in a single
module, allowing network service providers (NSPs) and network equipment
manufacturers (NEMs) to fully validate carrier Ethernet services and network
equipment.
    In addition, this new software suite introduces a number of testing
features including support for advanced multi-stream traffic filtering
techniques and 1X and 2X Fibre Channel testing. These new capabilities on the
FTB-8510B and FTB-8510G Packet Blazers, combined with full-line rate TCP
throughput testing and bi-directional RFC 2544 measurements, offer NSPs a
comprehensive and portable tool for deploying, maintaining and troubleshooting
next-generation Ethernet services.
    The FTB-8510B/FTB-8510G Packet Blazer modules, designed for portable
field-test applications, are compatible with the FTB-200 Compact Platform and
more advanced FTB-400 Universal Test System. The IQS-8510B/IQS-8510G Packet
Blazer modules, purpose-built for manufacturing and R&D test applications, are
hosted inside the IQS-500 and IQS-600 platforms. All of these platforms
support a wide range of additional test modules, including optical, transport
and datacom, at various transmission rates reaching up to 43 Gbit/s.
    "The successful deployment of Ethernet services depends on carrier-grade
scalability, reliability and quality of service (QoS)," said Etienne Gagnon,
EXFO's Vice-President Product Management and Marketing. "PBB-TE and IP/MPLS
are two choice technologies enabling NSPs to efficiently deploy Ethernet
services with high levels of configurability and resiliency. Our Packet Blazer
test modules continue to evolve with market needs through the industry's first
field-test solution that supports PBB-TE and MPLS and strengthens the ability
of NSPs to expand their Ethernet infrastructures in a cost-efficient,
quality-assured manner."

    EXFO representatives will be on-site to demonstrate the industry-leading
functionality of the FTB-8510B and FTB-8510G Packet Blazer at NXTcomm08 in Las
Vegas, Nevada, from June 17-19, 2008.

    For more information about the FTB/IQS-8510B and FTB/IQS-8510G Packet
Blazer test modules, please visit www.EXFO.com.

    About EXFO

    EXFO is the second-largest provider of portable test and measurement
solutions in the global telecommunications industry and is positioning itself
as a leader in next-generation network (NGN) testing and monitoring
applications. The Telecom Division, which represents about 85% of the
company's business, offers a full suite of test solutions and monitoring
systems to network service providers, cable TV operators, network equipment
manufacturers and component manufacturers in approximately 70 countries. EXFO
is the global market leader for portable optical test solutions with an
estimated 25.5% market share in calendar 2006, a technology leader in NGN
protocol test and monitoring solutions, as well as in access network test
solutions, to enable triple-play deployments and converged IP networking. The
company's modular AXS-200, FTB-200, FTB-400, IQS-600 (Windows/PC-based) and
InterWatch platforms host a wide range of test solutions covering all layers
on a network infrastructure and extending across the full technology
lifecycle. The Life Sciences and Industrial Division offers value-added
light-based solutions in high-precision medical device and opto-electronics
assembly sectors, and advanced fluorescence microscopy and electrophysiology
solutions for the life sciences sector. For more information about EXFO's
Telecom Division, visit www.EXFO.com, and for its Life Sciences and Industrial
Division, visit www.EXFO-LSI.com.




For further information:

For further information: Vance Oliver, Manager, Investor Relations,
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 3733, vance.oliver@exfo.com

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