EXFO Simplifies Transition to IPv6 Networks with Comprehensive, Versatile Testing Portfolio



    Implements extended IPv6 testing capability option across complete
    portfolio of transport and datacom test modules enabling efficient, rapid
    deployment of next generation Ethernet/IP Services

    QUEBEC CITY, April 23 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering
Inc. (NASDAQ:   EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the incorporation of optional
comprehensive IPv6 testing capabilities across its entire portfolio of
transport and datacom testing modules. The continuing proliferation of
IP-enabled, always-on mobile devices is rapidly exhausting the available pool
of IPv4 addresses, forcing service providers to actively transition their
core, metro and backhaul networks to IPv6 addressing schemes in order to
support the adoption of premium-priced, advanced multimedia services. However,
both addressing schemes will continue to co-exist in the network, and
therefore service providers must find efficient, cost-effective and
comprehensive methods of testing both implementations in the most efficient
manner.
    EXFO's portfolio of transport and datacom modules, including the complete
Packet Blazer series (FTB/IQS-8510B, FTB/IQS-8510G, FTB/IQS-8525 and
FTB/IQS-8535), the Power Blazer series (FTB/IQS-8120NGE and FTB/IQS-8130NGE)
and the AXS-200/850 Ethernet Test Set, offer service providers complete
Ethernet testing for IPv4 and IPv6 deployments, including BERT, RFC 2544 and
advanced layer 3 and 4 multistream traffic generation and analysis. Housed in
either the field portable FTB-200 Compact Platform, the next generation
multimodular FTB-500 Platform, or the stationary R&D IQS-600 Integration
Qualification System, the Packet Blazer and Power Blazer modules provide
comprehensive IPv4 and IPv6 test and measurement suites for validating
service-level agreements (SLAs) between service providers and their customers.
The AXS-200/850 is a handheld Ethernet and IP tester that dramatically
simplifies the testing processes used by field technicians when turning-up
metro Ethernet and IP services.
    "The wireless industry has been instrumental in driving the wide-spread
adoption of advanced multimedia services; but in order to sustain this growth,
government bodies and service providers worldwide must rapidly convert their
network infrastructures to support the greater routing and address translation
demands of IPv6 addressing schemes," said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO's
Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing. "The integration of
comprehensive IPv6 testing capabilities across our entire portfolio of
transport and datacom modules is a clear indication of EXFO's unwavering focus
on market dynamics and ensures service providers have the tools they need to
ensure uninterrupted processing of IPv6 traffic."
    For further information on the Packet Blazer and Power Blazer transport
and datacom modules, please visit www.EXFO.com.

    About EXFO

    EXFO is a leading provider of test and service assurance solutions for
network service providers and equipment manufacturers in the global
telecommunications industry. The Telecom Division offers a wide range of
innovative solutions extending across the full technology lifecycle ? from
design to technology deployment and onto service assurance ? and covering all
layers on a network infrastructure to enable triple-play services and
next-generation, converged IP networking. The Life Sciences and Industrial
Division offers solutions in medical device and opto-electronics assembly,
fluorescence microscopy and other life science sectors. For more information,
visit www.EXFO.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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