EXFO's VoIP Service Assurance Solution Selected by Large Broadband Wireless

    This million-dollar agreement covers a central system with distributed
    monitoring probes for a multimarket solution that will grow significantly
    over the next five years.

QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today that it has been selected as supplier of a VoIP service assurance system including solutions for monitoring, diagnostics and troubleshooting for a major broadband wireless provider, supporting voice, broadband and Internet services.

The EXFO Service Assurance BrixCall solution was selected for several reasons - namely, its ability to correlate calls across multiple geographic locations; provide centralized management of distributed probes; and scale to a high volume of calls and monitoring locations to meet aggressive growth projections. In addition, the ability to support triple-play services on a common and extensible platform was another deciding factor.

"In today's competitive environment, it is critical for service providers to optimize their network operations while increasing customer quality of experience in order to protect the customer base. The BrixCall solution enables them to proactively monitor the quality of the VoIP service across their network, proactively identify issues and reduce mean time to repair through advanced troubleshooting capabilities," says Vivian Hudson, Vice-President and General Manager, EXFO Service Assurance. "This agreement is a testament to our customers' long-term confidence in our solutions and further enhances our position in the service assurance market."

The BrixCall VoIP Call Service Assurance System is an advanced VoIP monitoring solution offering call signaling and media session analysis along with a centralized correlation and analysis engine that provides a comprehensive view of live VoIP service performance to ensure service quality from the network core to customer premises.

For more information on BrixCall, 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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