EXFO Enhances OTN Test Capabilities on the Industry's Most Comprehensive Test

This enhanced OTN test suite, available on EXFO's award-winning transport line, enables service providers to reliably and efficiently deploy next-generation networks

QUEBEC CITY, March 15 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the availability of a new software release that introduces new OTN testing capabilities to its Transport Blazer and Power Blazer product lines.

As service providers continue to invest in next-generation networks with a focus on the transport of packet-based services, the availability of adequate test equipment is key in order to ensure the optimal performance of these networks and maximize the return on investment. EXFO's Transport Blazer and Power Blazer product lines, already offering the most comprehensive OTN testing capabilities on the market today, will now also support the OTU1f and OTU2f test interfaces which specifically target the transport of Fibre Channel services over OTN.

In addition, as the performance of Fibre Channel is very sensitive to network latency, this new software release also offers service providers the ability to measure round-trip delay on OTN circuits.

"Service providers are well on their way with the deployment of next-generation networks and are relying more and more on the efficiency and the flexibility provided by recent enhancements to OTN standards," said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing. "By providing more test capabilities into its OTN test suite, EXFO is showing its commitment to staying on top of the OTN technology evolution and to deliver best-in-class transport test equipment ideally suited for next-generation network deployments."

For more information about the FTB-81xx Transport Blazer and Power Blazer product lines, please visit www.EXFO.com.

About EXFO

EXFO is a leading provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireless and wireline network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The Telecom Division, which accounts for more than 90% of the company's revenues, offers core-to-edge solutions that assess the performance and reliability of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, xDSL, and various optical technologies accounting for an estimated 33% of the portable fiber-optic test market. The Life Sciences and Industrial Division provides solutions in medical device and opto-electronics assembly, fluorescence microscopy and other life science sectors. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1,600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2,000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.


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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