EXFO Launches IQS-2800 ITLA Tunable Laser Source

               EXFO Launches IQS-2800 ITLA Tunable Laser Source

PR Newswire

QUEBEC CITY, March 18, 2013

QUEBEC CITY, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF)
announced today the introduction  of the IQS-2800  ITLA Tunable Laser  Source, 
jointly developed with Coherent Solutions and exclusively available from EXFO.

The recent bandwidth explosion is pushing next-generation transmission systems
to new  capacity limits  requiring the  use of  complex high-order  modulation 
formats like dual-polarization quadrature phase-shift keying (DPQPSK).  Housed 
in the IQS-636 platform, the IQS-2800 is a modular test solution that provides
researchers and engineers with a comprehensive  way to design and test  future 
ultra-high-capacity network architectures. The lasers  are tunable over the  C 
and L bands with a 10-pm resolution.

EXFO's IQS-2800 ITLA Tunable  Laser Source is  a cost-effective and  versatile 
solution for various applications, such as coherent/OFDM transmission and  WDM 
network emulation. The IQS-2800 delivers the high power output, 100-kHz narrow
linewidth  and  high  resolution  tunability  required  by  today's  demanding 
applications, including 100G and 400G  coherent transmission. The IQS-2800  is 
available now.

Please visit EXFO at OFC/NFOEC (March 19-21, 2013, Anaheim Convention  Center, 
Booth 2212) for a demo of the new IQS-2800 ITLA Tunable Laser Source.

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.

About Coherent Solutions
Coherent Solutions  is a  leading photonics  technology company  based in  New 
Zealand. The company  develops and manufactures  Test & Measurement  equipment 
specifically for the Coherent Optical Communications market.

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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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