EXFO Enables Rapid, Complete QoS Testing of Ethernet Mobile Backhaul and Triple-Play Services

    New multistream quality of service (QoS) test capabilities allow service
    providers to perform fast and simultaneous per-stream measurements to
    fully qualify SLA parameters through a single test

    QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.
(NASDAQ:   EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the integration of powerful
multiservice testing capabilities across its portfolio of transport and
datacom modules, enabling comprehensive and simultaneous per-service
measurements for more efficient QoS assessment and SLA validation.
    Today's Ethernet services-such as commercial triple-play and mobile
backhaul-must comply with strict service-level agreements (SLAs), which
include different levels of QoS for each type of service (ToS). This has
fuelled the need for increased testing to ensure the condition and reliability
of the services and to fully qualify all SLA parameters when installing new
    These new test functions allow service providers to simultaneously test
up to 10 different service applications with different QoS levels, based on
Ethernet and IP parameters such as VLAN ID (802.1Q), VLAN priority (802.1p),
VLAN stacking (802.1ad Q-in-Q), ToS and differentiated services code points
(DSCP). Specific service profiles including voice-over-IP (VoIP), video and
data can be applied for quick and easy test configurations. All critical test
parameters-throughput, latency, frame loss and packet jitter (RFC 3393)-are
accessible simultaneously for each stream, allowing fast and in-depth
qualification of all SLA criteria.
    These enhanced capabilities are offered with all Packet Blazer and
Transport Blazer test modules, including the FTB-8510B, FTB-8510G,
FTB-8525/8535 and FTB-8120NGE/8130NGE test modules, which are housed in the
newly launched FTB-500 Platform or in the FTB-200 Compact Platform. They are
also supported by the recently released RTU-310 and RTU-310G IP Services
Ethernet Test Heads, purposely built for centralized carrier Ethernet and
mobile backhaul service testing.
    "With the growing need to support quality-intensive Ethernet services,
whether for commercial or mobile backhaul service offerings, service providers
are feeling the intense pressure to efficiently deliver these services to
their customers," said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President of Product
Management and Marketing. "With the integration of these key QoS analysis
functionalities across our transport and datacom portfolio, service providers
will be able to deploy Ethernet services in a more timely and cost-efficient
    For further information on our Packet Blazer and Transport Blazer series,
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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