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EXFO Showcases Compact 100G Multiservice Testing at OFC/NFOEC 2013 — Booth 2212



  EXFO Showcases Compact 100G Multiservice Testing at OFC/NFOEC 2013 — Booth
                                     2212

PR Newswire

QUEBEC CITY, March 15, 2013

QUEBEC CITY, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX:  EXF) 
announced today that it will be  attending OFC/NFOEC 2013, March 17-21,  2013, 
in Anaheim,  California,  in  order  to  demonstrate  its  test  solution  for 
deploying, validating and troubleshooting networks up to 100G in the field.

Steel-Toed and Field-Ready
At this year's event, EXFO will unveil the industry's most compact 10M-to-100G
testing solution for  SONET, SDH,  OTN and  Ethernet services,  setting a  new 
benchmark in  innovation.  Designed for  the  portable FTB-500  platform,  the 
FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer  module will  enable service  providers and  network 
operators to support all possible rates up to 100G, as well as a wide range of
technologies, including legacy TDM and new packet-based services. With  EXFO's 
new solution, the challenge of turning up  client services up to 100G as  well 
as ensuring that  they adhere  to service-level agreements  becomes that  much 
simpler.

All-Optical Cross-Connect Technology
In a  joint  development effort  with  DiCon  Fiberoptics, EXFO  is  proud  to 
introduce the MXS-9100  MEMS MxN Matrix  Optical Switch. By  allowing M  input 
fibers to be connected to N output fibers in a fully non-blocking manner,  the 
MXS-9100 provides  physical-layer connectivity  and maximum  signal  fidelity, 
with  stability  and   repeatability,  while  being   protocol  and   bit-rate 
independent. This  all-optical cross-connect  technology provides  the  unique 
combination of low insertion  loss, fast switching  and high reliability  that 
engineers require in lab and manufacturing environments.

EXFO and Menara Networks
EXFO  will  also  be  providing  the testing  and  compliance backbone  for  a 
100G Metro DWDM transmission demonstration based  on Menara Networks' OTN  CFP 
module. The live demo will be  conducted at Menara Networks' booth (1421)  and 
will include EXFO's  FTB-500 next-gen  network testing  platform, the  compact 
40G/100G FTB-85100G Packet Blazer multiservice  testing module as well as  the 
FTB-5240S/BP  optical  spectrum  analyzer.   Network  operators  and   service 
providers will  experience  first-hand how  this  test environment  enables  a 
seamless transition into 100G deployment.

"EXFO is using this  year's OFC-NFOEC stage  to showcase its  industry-leading 
capabilities. This  opportunity  would  not have  been  possible  without  our 
devoted partners, customers and experts who lead the industry in these complex
areas of optical  testing," said Étienne  Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President,  Test 
and Measurement Division. "As  a leading provider  of 40G/100G test  solutions 
for network operators and equipment manufacturers, our goal is to continue  to 
meet and exceed our customers' needs."

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 more than 35% of the portable  fiber-optic 
test market. EXFO has  a staff of approximately  1700 people in 25  countries, 
supporting more than  2000 customers  worldwide. For  more information,  visit 
www.EXFO.com.

SOURCE EXFO inc.

Contact:

Marie-Anne Grondin
Public Relations and Media 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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