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EXFO Field-Tests 40G/100G

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QUEBEC CITY -- EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today the introduction of the FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer Multiservice Test Module to address 40G/100G field deployments happening now. The unique FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer is the industry’s smallest field-testing solution supporting 10M-to-100G rates in a single module. It covers a wide range of technologies including SONET/SDH, OTN and Ethernet. Further, the FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer addresses all 40G/100G field upgrades and lower-rate client service turn-ups. Today, carriers are facing multiple challenges. They need to support both legacy and packet-based services up to 100G on the same network and ensure service-level agreements for each of these services. Carriers are pressured to reduce the cost per transported bit, and minimize equipment costs, truck rolls and technician dispatches. What’s more, 40G/100G technology is complex: new pluggable optics (CFPs) are still in their nascent stage, in short supply and are expensive. In addition to all these challenges, carriers are still looking to reduce time-to-service without compromising quality. The FTB-88100NGE Power Blazer is uniquely optimized for field testing with its proven, easy-to-use GUI. It delivers first-class flexibility: remote management, battery operation and integrated optical tools. Carriers can combine the FTB-88100NGE with EXFO’s optical modules, such as an optical spectrum analyzer, making it the perfect kit for field commissioning and turn-up. Furthermore, the FTB-88100NGE is compatible with EXFO Connect, so users can benefit from EXFO’s cloud-based services, including centralized management of test units and data. EXFO Inc.

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