EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.

January 06, 2005 10:36 ET

EXFO Suite of Optical Test Solutions Selected by a Second US-based Tier-1 Network Service Provider for FTTx Deployments


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FOR: EXFO ELECTRO-OPTICAL ENGINEERING INC.

TSX SYMBOL: EXF.SV
NASDAQ SYMBOL: EXFO

JANUARY 6, 2005 - 10:36 ET

EXFO Suite of Optical Test Solutions Selected by a
Second US-based Tier-1 Network Service Provider for
FTTx Deployments

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 6, 2005) - EXFO Electro-Optical
Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ:EXFO) (TSX:EXF.SV) announced today that a suite
of FTTx (fiber-to-the premises, fiber-to-the-curb, fiber-to-the node)
test instruments has been selected by a US-based Tier-1 network service
provider (NSP) for fiber deployments in access networks.

The leading NSP certified five of EXFO's FTTx-ready products on an
exclusive basis for the next four years, including a unique passive
optical network (PON) power meter, the PPM-350B, as well as the
increasingly popular FOT-930 MaxTester, an automated multi-function loss
test set that is ideally suited for access network fiber installation.

This latest agreement adds a second US-based Tier-1 carrier to a group
of several network operators that have selected EXFO as the supplier of
choice for optical test applications in access networks.

"It's becoming increasingly evident that EXFO is the leading supplier of
FTTx-related test solutions," said Etienne Gagnon, EXFO's Vice-President
of Optical-Layer Product Management. "Our significant R&D investments
and close customer intimacy have elevated us to the position of partner
of choice when it comes to test applications in access networks. This
major long-term contract, despite high-volume discounts, will further
extend our global leadership in optical installation and maintenance
testing."

About EXFO

EXFO is a recognized test and measurement expert in the global
telecommunications industry through the design and manufacture of
advanced and innovative solutions as well as best-in-class customer
support. The Telecom Division, which represents the company's main
business activity, offers fully integrated and complete test solutions
to network service providers, system vendors and component manufacturers
in approximately 70 countries. One of EXFO's strongest competitive
advantages is its PC/Windows-based modular platforms that host a wide
range of tests across optical, physical, data and network layers, while
maximizing technology reuse across several market segments. The
Photonics and Life Sciences Division mainly leverages core telecom
technologies to offer value-added solutions in the life sciences,
high-precision manufacturing and research sectors. For more information
about EXFO, visit www.exfo.com.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.
    Vance Oliver
    Manager, Investor Relations
    (418) 683-0913, Ext. 3733
    vance.oliver@exfo.com