EXFO and Sumitomo Sign a Partnership Agreement to Better Leverage Their Respective FTTH Test and Diagnosis Technologies

Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:00am EST

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Designed for in-service, end-to-end testing, monitoring and
 troubleshooting of PON topologies, EXFO's FG-750 Node iOLM OTDR-based
 remote test unit is now fully qualified with Sumitomo's reflective
 termination filter technology


QUEBEC CITY,  Jan. 17, 2013  /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
 EXF) announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with
 Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI), whereby its recently launched
 FG-750 Node iOLM, an OTDR-based remote test unit for automated FTTH
 fault management, is now fully qualified with Sumitomo's reflective
 termination filter technology. Through this partnership, both companies
 will leverage their respective FTTH test and diagnosis expertise in
 advanced optical-line testing and monitoring applications.



Launched in  September 2012, EXFO's FG-750 Node iOLM is a fixed remote
 test unit that performs in-service, end-to-end testing, monitoring and
 troubleshooting of PON topologies from the central office. The FG-750
 can test point-to-multipoint fibers, or run downstream tests from the
 node or central office to any passive optical network line type,
 providing operators with an automated, operation-oriented way of
 assessing the health of their FTTH networks.



The agreement ensures that EXFO's FG-750 Node iOLM will now be fully
 qualified with Sumitomo's reflective termination filters, which rely on
 SEI's world-proven FTTH component and subsystem technology. By virtue
 of this partnership, EXFO and SEI will work together to provide
 strategic tier-1 customers with the best of their respective core
 technologies and IP expertise, and further build their market
 leadership in FTTH-related optical-line testing and monitoring.



"We are delighted to be working with Sumitomo, a worldwide leader in
 fiber-optic components and subsystems. This partnership will benefit
 both companies, as EXFO and Sumitomo will leverage their respective
 technologies to provide their own customers with enhanced FTTH
 optical-line testing and monitoring expertise," said √Čtienne Gagnon,
 Vice-President of EXFO's Test and Measurement Division. "Sumitomo's
 reflective termination filters have a very strong track record in
 testing, on-demand diagnosis and monitoring applications, and have
 already attained maturity in terms of manufacturing volume. They bring
 a key aspect of cost-efficiency to our FG-750 Node iOLM, in addition to
 ensuring that our solution is fully qualified for today's FTTH
 requirements."



Visit our website for more on the  FG-750 Node iOLM.


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 1700 people in 25 countries, supporting more
 than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit 
www.EXFO.com.



 


SOURCE  EXFO INC.

Marie-Anne Grondin

Media and Public Relations Specialist

(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23417

marie-anne.grondin@EXFO.com

Vance Oliver

Manager, Investor Relations

(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23733

vance.oliver@EXFO.com

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