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EXFO Unveils Ethernet One, a Centralized Ethernet Service Activation and Monitoring Solution

A key component, the new BV-3100 Brix Verifier, allows simultaneous turn-up of multiple sites, while monitoring thousands of endpoints.

QUEBEC CITY, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today the release of Ethernet One, a centralized Ethernet service activation and monitoring solution that enables network operators to deploy cost-effectively, accelerate time to revenue and boost operational efficiency, while optimizing the customer experience. Ethernet One tests and monitors all network architectures, from the core to the last mile, and covers all stages of the service lifecycle, from construction and turn-up to monitoring and troubleshooting.

A key component of Ethernet One is the new BV-3100 Verifier, which can automatically and simultaneously activate multiple sites while monitoring thousands of endpoints, providing complete visibility into every layer of the infrastructure, from transport to advanced services. This enhanced network visibility makes it simple to segment the network to not only predict and diagnose faults, but also to target diagnostic efforts towards specific network areas for faster and more effective intervention. What's more, since its interface offers 1G-to-10G flexibility without additional hardware retrofit, the BV-3100 delivers first-class scalability and cost-effectiveness.

Centrally located within the network infrastructure, Ethernet One makes for easier deployment and simpler workflow. Its remote and automated capabilities let operators test from the central office toward the access extensions, or vice versa—thus accelerating activation and validation. This also reduces human intervention, makes processes more consistent, eliminates guesswork and ensures accurate results.

Furthermore, Ethernet One's data correlation and analysis capabilities open the door for a wide array of powerful reporting features. These customizable reports are comprehensive, user-specific, intuitive and Web-based for easy access from anywhere. Reports can even be automated in order to get the right information to the right people at the right time. In addition, intuitive and customizable dashboards give administrators at-a-glance information on the status of their networks.

Thanks to simple APIs, the Ethernet One solution is also easily integrated into the operator's existing OSS. This not only extends the breadth of data that can be correlated by the solution, but also converts that data into immediately actionable information.

"Ethernet One brings substantial benefits to network operators in terms of field-team efficiency, overall cost-effectiveness and ultimate customer value. Not only does it simplify technicians' tasks and eliminate human errors, but it also implements standards-based methods across the network—whether it be for mobile backhaul services, business services or data centers," said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO's Service Assurance Division. "With Ethernet One, operators can better deploy and better assure Ethernet services, maximizing customer satisfaction and accelerate time to revenue."

EXFO will be unveiling Ethernet One at the Light Reading Backhaul and 4G Core Strategies for Mobile Operators conference, held on June 26, 2012, in New York City. Visit our website for more information about the BV-3100 Verifier and the Ethernet One solution.

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 maintenance 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 an estimated 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1800 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.

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