EXFO Enhances OTN Test

This enhanced OTN test suite enables service providers to reliably and efficiently deploy next-generation networks

March 15, 2010

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QUEBEC CITY -- EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today the availability of a new software release that introduces new OTN testing capabilities to its Transport Blazer and Power Blazer product lines.

As service providers continue to invest in next-generation networks with a focus on the transport of packet-based services, the availability of adequate test equipment is key in order to ensure the optimal performance of these networks and maximize the return on investment. EXFO’s Transport Blazer and Power Blazer product lines, already offering the most comprehensive OTN testing capabilities on the market today, will now also support the OTU1f and OTU2f test interfaces which specifically target the transport of Fibre Channel services over OTN.

In addition, as the performance of Fibre Channel is very sensitive to network latency, this new software release also offers service providers the ability to measure round-trip delay on OTN circuits.

“Service providers are well on their way with the deployment of next-generation networks and are relying more and more on the efficiency and the flexibility provided by recent enhancements to OTN standards,” said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO’s Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing. “By providing more test capabilities into its OTN test suite, EXFO is showing its commitment to staying on top of the OTN technology evolution and to deliver best-in-class transport test equipment ideally suited for next-generation network deployments.”

EXFO (Nasdaq: EXFO; Toronto: EXF)

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