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Testing Software validates Carrier Ethernet services.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 07, 2014 - With Metro Ethernet Forum CE2.0 software for NetBlazer Series Multiservice Tester, field technicians can activate and validate CE2.0 compliant services used to deliver Ethernet cloud-based, business, and mobile backhaul services. Test applications include EtherSAM™ for multiple classes of service, validation of SyncE/1588 PTP testing to ensure proper synchronization throughout network, OAM functionalities for automated service management, and ExacTCP to validate end-user application performance.

Original Press Release

EXFO's NetBlazer Series Brings to Market Carrier Ethernet Test Capabilities for CE2.0 Compliant Services

Press release date: Jun 27, 2014

This latest release empowers field technicians to seamlessly test and validate Ethernet mobile and business services including enterprise and cloud applications.

QUEBEC CITY — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:EXF) released today the latest software version for its award-winning NetBlazer Series. The unprecedented power and functionality of this comprehensive multiservice testing solution enables the accurate activation and validation of next-generation Carrier Ethernet services with very little time and effort.

Since technology is constantly evolving and transforming the way services are delivered, customers expect greater performance, flawless reliability and more flexibility from their providers. In essence, operators and providers must now support and offer multiple classes of service and manageability over interconnected networks. The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) CE2.0 helps them achieves this.

Over the years, EXFO has developed innovative solutions that are at the forefront of technology and adapted to existing and future Ethernet service requirements. With its latest software release, EXFO's NetBlazer Series integrates, into a one-module solution, all the testing functionalities required to activate and validate CE2.0 compliant services used to deliver Ethernet cloud-based services, business services, as well as mobile-backhaul services. This is accomplished with test applications such as EtherSAM(TM) for multiple classes of service, validation of SyncE/1588 PTP testing to ensure proper synchronization throughout the network, OAM functionalities ensuring automated service management, and ExacTCP to validate the end-user application performance.

As part of the FTB Ecosystem, the NetBlazer Series delivers unmatched testing functionality and operational efficiency that no other testing solution on the market can offer. By leveraging the powerful correlation engine from EXFO's cloud-based solution, EXFO Connect, and the unprecedented flexibility of EXFO TFv--Test Function Virtualization, the NetBlazer Series is truly an optimized and comprehensive testing solution.

"For many years now, EXFO has been an active member and a key contributor to standards development organizations such as the MEF. We have also been developing testing methodologies such as EtherSAM (ITU-T Y.1564) and ExacTCP (RFC 6349) to ensure that we bring to market what operators, service providers and contractors need to address their operational challenges," says Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO's Transport and Service Assurance Division. "The enhanced NetBlazer Series meets this challenge and streamlines test operations of CE2.0 compliant services, from build-out to maintenance."

For details, visit the NetBlazer Series Multiservice Tester product page.

About EXFO
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is a leading provider of next-generation test, service assurance and end-to-end quality of experience solutions for mobile and fixed network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry.

EXFO's intelligent solutions with contextually relevant analytics improve end-user quality of experience, enhance network performance and drive operational efficiencies throughout the network and service delivery lifecycle. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, VoLTE, IMS, video, Ethernet/IP, SNMP, OTN, FTTx, xDSL and various optical technologies accounting for more than 38% of the global 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 and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.

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