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2017-10-10

EXFO launches new dedicated C-RAN test tool


Mobile fronthaul test suite now includes CWDM and DWDM fiber characterization

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, October 10, 2017 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF), the network test, monitoring and analytics experts, announced the release of the FTB-740G V2, an all-in-one fronthaul test solution which combines multiservice testing and fiber characterization of any passive CWDM or DWDM networks.

With 5G on the horizon, it is critical for mobile network operators (MNOs) to properly install and validate centralized RAN (C-RAN) architectures today to support network transformations, making 5G feasible and sustainable and thus protecting future investments. Next-generation fronthaul interfaces based on transport technologies like Ethernet will soon require multiple links at 10 Gbit/s or more, such as 25 Gbit/s, 50 Gbit/s or even 100 Gbit/s. To meet these speeds, CWDM and DWDM channels will soon become essential.

“Combined with EXFO’s compact test platforms and the industry-leading iOLM, this new solution integrates all testing functionalities required to effectively activate, validate, troubleshoot and maintain both fixed and mobile networks, making it the ideal C-RAN test tool,” says Stéphane Chabot, EXFO’s Vice President, Test and Measurement.

About EXFO

EXFO develops smarter network test, monitoring and analytics solutions for the world’s leading communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and webscale companies. Since 1985, we’ve worked side by side with our customers in the lab, field, data center, boardroom and beyond to pioneer essential technology and methods for each phase of the network lifecycle. Our portfolio of test orchestration and real-time 3D analytics solutions turns complex into simple and delivers business-critical insights from the network, service and subscriber dimensions. Most importantly, we help our customers flourish in a rapidly transforming industry where “good enough” testing, monitoring and analytics just aren’t good enough anymore—they never were for us, anyway. For more information, visit EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog.

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