EXFO Boasts Tier 1 Win

EXFO’s distributed PMD solution selected by Tier 1 EMEA network operator

April 7, 2009

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QUEBEC CITY -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today that a Tier-1 network operator from the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region has selected EXFO’s latest ground-breaking test solution, FTB-5600 Distributed PMD Analyzer, to enable a network upgrade to higher transmission rates.

In a deal reaching roughly US$2.0 million, EXFO’s newly released FTB-5600 Distributed PMD Analyzers will be used to quantify the level of potentially debilitating polarization mode dispersion (PMD) on specific fiber sections of the operator’s core network. As a result, it will allow the customer to identify and repair only the impacted sections of its network when upgrading to 40 Gbit/s today and 100 Gbit/s in the future.

All this work will be quickly accomplished using the unique FTB-5600 Distributed PMD Analyzer that measures PMD as a function of distance. Consequently, the network operator will carry out targeted facelifts to its fiber plant and meet tight deadlines for important upgrades to higher transmission rates.

The FTB-5600 Distributed PMD Analyzer is a module hosted inside the recently launched FTB-500 platform, which allows EXFO customers to carry out a wide range of tests – from optical link characterization to 40G next-generation SONET/SDH testing.

EXFO (Nasdaq: EXFO; Toronto: EXF)

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