EXFO and Sumitomo Sign a Partnership Agreement to Better Leverage Their Respective FTTH Test and Diagnosis Technologies

   EXFO and Sumitomo Sign a Partnership Agreement to Better Leverage Their
               Respective FTTH Test and Diagnosis Technologies

PR Newswire

QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 17, 2013

Designed for in-service, end-to-end testing, monitoring and troubleshooting of
PON topologies, EXFO's FG-750 Node iOLM OTDR-based remote test unit is now
fully qualified with Sumitomo's reflective termination filter technology

QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:  EXF) 
announced today  that it  has  signed a  partnership agreement  with  Sumitomo 
Electric Industries (SEI), whereby its recently launched FG-750 Node iOLM,  an 
OTDR-based remote test unit for automated FTTH fault management, is now  fully 
qualified with Sumitomo's  reflective termination  filter technology.  Through 
this partnership, both companies will leverage their respective FTTH test  and 
diagnosis  expertise   in  advanced   optical-line  testing   and   monitoring 
applications.

Launched in September  2012, EXFO's FG-750  Node iOLM is  a fixed remote  test 
unit  that   performs   in-service,   end-to-end   testing,   monitoring   and 
troubleshooting of PON topologies from the central office. The FG-750 can test
point-to-multipoint fibers, or run downstream  tests from the node or  central 
office to any passive optical network  line type, providing operators with  an 
automated, operation-oriented  way  of  assessing the  health  of  their  FTTH 
networks.

The agreement ensures that EXFO's FG-750 Node iOLM will now be fully qualified
with  Sumitomo's  reflective   termination  filters,  which   rely  on   SEI's 
world-proven FTTH  component  and  subsystem technology.  By  virtue  of  this 
partnership, EXFO  and SEI  will  work together  to provide  strategic  tier-1 
customers  with  the  best  of  their  respective  core  technologies  and  IP 
expertise,  and  further  build   their  market  leadership  in   FTTH-related 
optical-line testing and monitoring.

"We are  delighted  to  be  working  with  Sumitomo,  a  worldwide  leader  in 
fiber-optic components  and subsystems.  This  partnership will  benefit  both 
companies, as EXFO and Sumitomo will leverage their respective technologies to
provide their  own  customers  with enhanced  FTTH  optical-line  testing  and 
monitoring expertise," said Étienne Gagnon, Vice-President of EXFO's Test  and 
Measurement Division. "Sumitomo's reflective  termination filters have a  very 
strong  track   record  in   testing,  on-demand   diagnosis  and   monitoring 
applications, and have  already attained  maturity in  terms of  manufacturing 
volume. They bring a key aspect of cost-efficiency to our FG-750 Node iOLM, in
addition to ensuring  that our solution  is fully qualified  for today's  FTTH 
requirements."

Visit our website for more on the FG-750 Node iOLM.

About EXFO
Listed on  the NASDAQ  and TSX  stock  exchanges, EXFO  is among  the  leading 
providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline
and wireless  network  operators and  equipment  manufacturers in  the  global 
telecommunications industry. The company  offers innovative solutions for  the 
development, installation, management and  maintenance of converged, IP  fixed 
and mobile  networks—from the  core to  the edge.  Key technologies  supported 
include 3G,  4G/LTE,  IMS, Ethernet,  OTN,  FTTx, VDSL2,  ADSL2+  and  various 
optical  technologies  (accounting  for  an  estimated  35%  of  the  portable 
fiber-optic test market). EXFO has a staff of approximately 1700 people in  25 
countries, supporting more  than 2000  telecom customers  worldwide. For  more 
information, visit www.EXFO.com.



SOURCE EXFO INC.

Contact:

Marie-Anne Grondin
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marie-anne.grondin@EXFO.com

Vance Oliver
Manager, Investor Relations
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23733
vance.oliver@EXFO.com