Tier 1 Operator Selects EXFO's 40G Optical Spectral Analysis Test Solution to
Support Expansion of Next-Generation Network

    
    A million-dollar deal for optical spectrum analyzers featuring integrated
    in-band OSNR measurement
    

QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today that the newly launched FTB-5240S-P Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) module was exclusively selected by a tier-1 European operator to support the deployment of a ROADM-based 40G next-generation network in the next three years.

As part of its continuing commitment to use state-of-the-art equipment and follow carrier-class engineering standards, this operator is relying on EXFO's optical testing expertise to ensure its network's performance meets the increasing bandwidth demand of next-generation 40 Gigabit technologies.

Thanks to an integrated in-band OSNR measurement capability, EXFO's newly launched FTB-5240S-P next-generation OSA covers all DWDM applications and channel spacings, from 25 GHz DWDM to CWDM. Housed in the powerful FTB-500 portable platform, the FTB-5240S-P can be combined with other modules such as SONET, Ethernet and Fibre Channel analyzers.

"Above all, we wanted to seamlessly integrate in-band OSNR measurement into our OSA module to make it the most versatile tool possible, both for today's and tomorrow's networks," said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing. "Since the FTB-5240S-P is housed in the FTB-500 platform and can be combined with various transport and datacom test modules, users get the most compact and powerful test solution available on the market for next-generation networks."

About EXFO

EXFO is a leading provider of test and service assurance solutions for network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The Telecom Division, which accounts for almost 90% of the company's revenues, offers a wide range of innovative solutions to assess optical networks, from the core to access, as well as next-generation IP infrastructures and related triple-play services. 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.

SOURCE EXFO Inc.

For further information: For further information: Maryse Brodeur, Media Planner, (418) 683-0913, Ext. 3429, maryse.brodeur@EXFO.com; Vance Oliver, Manager, Investor Relations, (418) 683-0913, Ext. 3733, vance.oliver@EXFO.com

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