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Next-Gen Multiservice Tester has 2 built-in 10G ports.

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April 14, 2014 - Designed to meet all 10G multiservice network testing challenges, FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer offers test suite for turn-up, circuit validation, and troubleshooting of next-generation converged networks. Testing capabilities extend to Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel, and packet synchronization (SyncE/1588 PTP) services. Along with dual test-set topology that enables asymmetrical SLA validation, module offers EtherSAM (Y.1564) and SyncE/1588PTP test suites.

EXFO Inc.

400 Godin Avenue, (Quebec) , Quebec, G1M 2K2, Canada

Original Press Release

EXFO Introduces Next-Gen 10G Multiservice Tester

Press release date: April 3, 2014

The new FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer offers a comprehensive test suite for the turn-up, circuit validation and troubleshooting of converged networks

QUEBEC CITY – EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) today unveiled its FTB8830NGE Power Blazer module, the newest addition in a long history of market-leading multiservice testers. The FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer is the ideal test tool for next-generation converged networks thanks to testing capabilities that extend to Ethernet, SONET/SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel as well as packet synchronization (SyncE/1588 PTP) services.

In today's competitive market, the pressure to speed up testing and streamline network operations is constantly mounting. The FTB-8830NGE is designed to meet all the 10G multiservice network testing challenges of today and tomorrow.

From legacy circuits (SONET/SDH) to OTN circuits, the Power Blazer is fully stocked to execute turn-up, validation and troubleshooting tasks. As for packet-based Ethernet services, the Power Blazer's unique dual test-set topology enables quick and accurate asymmetrical service level agreement (SLA) validation. These capabilities combined with the EtherSAM (Y.1564) and SyncE/1588PTP test suites make it the ultimate module for ensuring peak network performance. The Power Blazer also addresses the needs for the turn-up and validation of Fibre Channel circuits at all rates (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 10x and 16x), making it the most comprehensive tool on the market.

Furthermore, with two built-in 10G ports and a sleek design, the FTB-8830NGE offers unprecedented port density. When housed in the new FTB-2 Pro compact platform, the number of 10G ports can be expanded up to four simultaneous tests per compact platform, maximizing the field-team's capabilities and efficiency.

"With the arrival of the FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer, EXFO once again reaffirms its role as an undisputed leader in innovative market-driven multiservice test solutions," said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO's Transport and Service Assurance Division. "Since our customers must deliver quality services to generate revenue, our objective is to provide them with appropriate and reliable test tools that will help them overcome their challenges as their network transformation progresses."

For more information on the FTB/IQS-8830NGE Power Blazer multiservice test module, please visit www.EXFO.com.

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  aintenance 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 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.comand follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.

CONTACT:
Marie-Anne Grondin
Corporate Communications
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23417
marie-anne.grondin@EXFO.com

Vance Oliver
Director, Investor Relations
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23733
vance.oliver@EXFO.com

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