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 
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 /CNW Telbec/ - 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. 
Marie-Anne Grondin Media and Public Relations Specialist (418) 683-0913, Ext. 
23417 marie-anne.grondin@EXFO.com  Vance Oliver Manager, Investor Relations 
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23733 vance.oliver@EXFO.com   
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