EXFO Adds Bonded DSL Testing Capability to the MaxTester Series

Leveraging the latest Broadcom VDSL2/ADSL2+ chipset, this enhanced DSL multiplay test set delivers advanced capabilities, such as bonding, ADSL2+ PTM, G.vector and G.INP.

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, February 28, 2012- (Virtual Press Office) — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) announced today the launch of the MaxTester 630, featuring a new-generation Broadcom VDSL2/ADSL2+ chipset. This enhanced DSL multiplay tester enables service providers to save time and reduce repeat faults by letting them test multiple xDSL technologies within a single, dedicated solution. The MaxTester 630 can test multiple DSL technologies such as ADSL1, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL2, bonded ADSL2+ and bonded VDSL2.

The MaxTester 630 is a handheld, rugged outside plant test set perfectly fit for service providers deploying and maintaining VDSL2/ADSL2+ and advanced IP services. In addition to validating the DSL performance, it also supports a Web browser as well as data and IPTV tests to fully prove the services are meeting the performance commitments. The MaxTester’s large, color display and intuitive graphical user interface make it perfect for installation technicians to easily and quickly qualify new services.

The MaxTester 630 tests two-pair ADSL2+ and VDSL2 bonding utilizing two copper pairs to deliver DSL speeds and multiplay services over longer distances and/or at higher data rates. The new bonded test capability enables field technicians to test both pairs simultaneously, which allows them to verify correct pair bonding and provisioning.

“Integrating the new-generation Broadcom chipset to the MaxTester 630 has allowed us to add key capabilities—bonding, ADSL2+ PTM, G.vector and G.INP—to this powerful, handheld test set,” said Étienne Gagnon, EXFO’s Vice-President—Wireline Division and Corporate Marketing. “The next-generation MaxTester 630 is in line with EXFO’s mission to enable service providers to deploy access networks faster and more efficiently.”

Visit our website for details about the MaxTester 630.

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 VDSL2, ADSL2+, 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, 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 http://www.EXFO.com.

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Manager, Investor Relations
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