Top-Tier Service Provider in the Americas Selects EXFO's Service Assurance
Solutions to Ensure Mobile Backhaul QoS and QoE

Major contract awarded for EXFO's holistic and system-based approach, offering easy integration and allowing this provider to normalize service metrics in a multivendor environment

QUEBEC CITY, March 22 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today that its Brix solution was selected by one of the top-tier service providers in the Americas to ensure the quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) of its mobile backhaul services.

As part of its continued commitment to offer the most robust, efficient and cost-effective mobile backhaul services, this network service provider (NSP) relies on EXFO's service assurance solutions: the BrixNGN carrier Ethernet test suite, along with the carrier Ethernet operation report package and numerous Brix 3000 Verifiers. These leading-edge service assurance tools ensure that all service-level agreements (SLAs)/key performance indicators (KPIs) are met and that all potential service degradations are proactively detected and fixed before customer QoS is affected.

The Brix solution offers a system-based approach that allows this NSP to normalize service metrics in a multivendor environment and to have the ability to provide flexible reporting on those metrics, internally and externally. The BrixNGN Next-Generation Service Assurance Software allows for the continuous collection, correlation, analysis and visualization of critical QoS and QoE data; the carrier Ethernet operations report package (part of the BrixView product line) offers customizable reporting and individual content portals, and the Brix 3000 Verifier remotely and automatically measures IP network performance and QoS-enabling this top-tier service provider to sustain network reliability while minimizing truck rolls.

"This leading and very demanding customer has confirmed that the Brix solution is the ideal tool for enhancing their ability to deliver competitive metro Ethernet and mobile backhaul services that exceed their SLA commitments," said Vivian Hudson, Vice-President and General Manager, EXFO Service Assurance. "The fact that our solutions support a variety of industry standards like TWAMP, Y.1731 and 802.1ag and that we provide a holistic system solution that can be easily integrated with other back-office systems-operators can efficiently test any standards-based unit, without human intervention."

EXFO will be present at this year's international CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas, NV, on March 23-25, 2010. The complete, centralized and integrated mobile network assessment solution will be on display at booth 6664 (Mobile Backhaul Pavilion) and at booth 1935 (Testing Solutions Pavilion).

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 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit


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