EXFO to Unveil Solution for Complete Mobile Backhaul Network Testing and
Monitoring

    
    See EXFO on November 3 and 4, during Ethernet EXPO in New York, at
    Booth 222, where this and other end-to-end network assessment solutions
    will be on display
    

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the unveiling of its end-to-end assessment solution for mobile backhaul networks at Ethernet EXPO 2009. EXFO's unique assessment solution enables network operators to remotely turn up, monitor, troubleshoot and validate services across the entire backhaul network, while minimizing truck rolls and resource allocations ? ultimately resulting in faster and more cost-effective network lifecycle management.

While at Ethernet EXPO in New York on November 3 and 4, 2009, EXFO will be at Booth 222, where it will also be demonstrating a wide range of other end-to-end assessment solutions that cover the entire network lifecycle.

Namely, visitors will be able to discover EXFO's centralized and integrated test and monitoring capabilities, which combine platform-based physical/transport test modules with the Brix System, for a 24/7 service assurance solution that is both vendor- and network-neutral. This solution not only enables operators to enhance and optimize network performance, but it also allows them to proactively recognize and address potential disruptions before they affect service. The result is increased customer satisfaction, reduced churn and lower testing and maintenance expenses.

Moreover, during the EXPO, Kaynam Hedayat, CTO and Senior Director, Product Line Management, EXFO Service Assurance, will be presenting as part of a speaker panel discussion entitled Ethernet Network and Service Management Strategies ? taking place on Wednesday, November 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This interactive panel discussion will examine the issues faced by operators looking for more sophisticated management tools that can help them monitor and maintain their Ethernet-based networks and provide customers with increased visibility into service performance.

"Our mobile customers' key challenge in migrating to a packet-based backhaul resides in the need to manage performance at the service level," said Germain Lamonde, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of EXFO. "Our centralized solution integrates seamlessly and provides essential real-time insight into network/service performance so that providers can deliver best-in-class services cost-efficiently."

For more information on EXFO's mobile backhaul expertise and solution, please visit www.exfo.com/mbh.

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.

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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