EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.

EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.

November 02, 2005 10:07 ET

EXFO's OTDR and Field-Test Platform Selected by Deutsche Telekom AG for Fiber Deployments

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2005) - EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. (TSX:EXF.SV)(NASDAQ:EXFO) announced today that it has been selected as sole-source supplier for all fiber deployment applications by Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Com.

Deutsche Telekom AG, a Tier-1 European network operator, opted for EXFO's Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR), contained inside the best-of-class, modular FTB-400 field-test platform, based on superior technical performance, functionality, accuracy and reliability. This advanced test solution will enable the deployment of optical fiber in the carrier's core and metro networks as well as deeper into its access networks to significantly increase bandwidth for residential and business customers.

The multi-million dollar agreement extends over several years.

"This latest agreement confirms our leadership position in the portable fiber-optic test and measurement market," said Juan Felipe Gonzalez, EXFO's Vice-President of Global Telecom Sales. "We have positioned ourselves as the global supplier of choice in optical testing on the strength of our proven technology, support and expertise during the past 20 years. We're now leveraging that leadership position into access networks with a full line of test solutions dedicated to system deployment, troubleshooting and turn-up."

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.

Contact Information

  • EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc.
    Vance Oliver
    Manager, Investor Relations
    (418) 683-0913, Ext. 3733