EXFO's Power Blazer Approved by Tier-1 NSP in the Americas

    Single, multi-service module offers 10 Gbit/s testing capabilities for
    next-gen SONET/SDH/OTN, Ethernet and Fibre Channel

    QUEBEC CITY, June 11 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.
(NASDAQ:   EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today that its FTB-8130NGE Power Blazer
multi-service test module has been approved by a Tier-1 network service
provider (NSP) in the Americas.
    EXFO's Power Blazer module, offering up to 10 Gbit/s test capabilities
inside the most compact and powerful solution for next-generation
SONET/SDH/OTN, Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications, has been designed with
the utmost level of scalability and flexibility to meet the most stringent
demands of converged, next-generation IP-based networks.
    The FTB-8130NGE Power Blazer is ideally suited for multi-service
transport platform (MSTP) and reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer
(ROADM) network deployments as well as maintenance activities. In addition,
1X/2X/4X/10X Fibre Channel testing rates are now offered on an optional basis,
entrenching the Power Blazer's position as the most comprehensive
multi-service test solution for installation and troubleshooting requirements
of metro and core networks. This best-of-class test solution can be hosted in
either the FTB-200 Compact Platform for super technicians or the FTB-400
Universal Test System for network engineers.
    EXFO representatives will be on-site to demonstrate the industry-leading
test capabilities of the FTB-8130NGE Power Blazer test module at NXTcomm08 in
Las Vegas, Nevada, from June 17-19, 2008.
    "This latest product approval at a Tier-1 NSP is another clear indicator
that our innovative transport and datacom test solutions are creating a major
upheaval in the next-generation protocol test market," said Germain Lamonde,
EXFO's Chairman, President and CEO. "I'm pleased with the ongoing success of
our transport/datacom test solutions as they surpassed 20% of Telecom Division
revenues in the second quarter of fiscal 2008 and are increasingly gaining
traction with Tier-1 accounts."
    "As our brand equity continues to build and customers become more
familiar with our protocol test solutions, I'm highly optimistic that this
business will continue representing a major growth vehicle for EXFO in 2008
and beyond," Mr. Lamonde added. "As well, with the recent acquisitions of Brix
Networks and Navtel Communications, we intend to cross-leverage technologies
across our various R&D sites to further increase growth in protocol testing
and expand into the application layers of the stack."

    About EXFO

    EXFO is the second-largest provider of portable test and measurement
solutions in the global telecommunications industry and is positioning itself
as a leader in next-generation network (NGN) testing and monitoring
applications. The Telecom Division, which represents about 85% of the
company's business, offers a full suite of test solutions and monitoring
systems to network service providers, cable TV operators, network equipment
manufacturers and component manufacturers in approximately 70 countries. EXFO
is the global market leader for portable optical test solutions with an
estimated 25.5% market share in calendar 2006, a technology leader in NGN
protocol test and monitoring solutions, as well as in access network test
solutions, to enable triple-play deployments and converged IP networking. The
company's modular AXS-200, FTB-200, FTB-400, IQS-600 (Windows/PC-based) and
InterWatch platforms host a wide range of test solutions covering all layers
on a network infrastructure and extending across the full technology
lifecycle. The Life Sciences and Industrial Division offers value-added
light-based solutions in high-precision medical device and opto-electronics
assembly sectors, and advanced fluorescence microscopy and electrophysiology
solutions for the life sciences sector. For more information about EXFO's
Telecom Division, visit www.EXFO.com, and for its Life Sciences and Industrial
Division, visit www.EXFO-LSI.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and we intend
that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created
thereby. Forward-looking statements are statements other than historical
information or statements of current condition. Words such as may, will,
expect, believe, anticipate, intend, could, estimate, continue, or the
negative or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking
statements. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations,
projections or other characterizations of future events and circumstances are
considered forward-looking statements. They are not guarantees of future
performance and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ
materially from those in forward-looking statements due to various factors
including consolidation in the global telecommunications test, measurement and
monitoring industry; capital spending levels in the telecommunications, life
sciences and high-precision assembly sectors; concentration of sales;
fluctuating exchange rates and our ability to execute in these uncertain
conditions; the effects of the additional actions we have taken in response to
such economic uncertainty (including our ability to quickly adapt cost
structures with anticipated levels of business, ability to manage inventory
levels with market demand); market acceptance of our new products and other
upcoming products; limited visibility with regards to customer orders and the
timing of such orders; our ability to successfully integrate our acquired and
to-be-acquired businesses; our ability to successfully expand international
operations; the retention of key technical and management personnel; and
future economic, competitive and market conditions, including any slowdown or
recession in the global economy. Assumptions relating to the foregoing involve
judgments and risks, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict and
many of which are beyond our control. Other risk factors that may affect our
future performance and operations are detailed in our Annual Report, on Form
20-F, and our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
and the Canadian securities commissions. We believe that the expectations
reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable based on
information currently available to us, but we cannot assure you that the
expectations will prove to have been correct. Accordingly, you should not
place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These statements
speak only as of the date of this document. Unless required by law or
applicable regulations, we undertake no obligation to revise or update any of
them to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this

For further information:

For further information: Vance Oliver, Manager, Investor Relations,
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 3733, vance.oliver@EXFO.com

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