updated 1/12/2011 9:16:38 AM ET 2011-01-12T14:16:38

QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EXFO Inc. (Nasdaq:EXFO) (TSX:EXF) announced today that it has selected Qosmos to supply critical network intelligence technology to be embedded in EXFO's NetHawk M5 analyzers and BrixMobile network monitoring system. The combined solution will enable subscriber-based, application-level quality monitoring, essential in delivering a high quality of experience when assessing LTE and other packet network environments.

As mobile carriers shift toward an all-IP network, visibility into every customer's quality of experience (QoE) and quality of service (QoS) becomes critical in their day-to-day operations. Visibility into QoE is increasingly becoming a requirement for carriers in order to manage their service-level performance, to reduce customer churn and to launch marketing initiatives for enhancing competitiveness.

"EXFO will use Qosmos' ixEngine to extract detailed, real-time traffic metadata from the carrier network to accurately classify each user's traffic by application," said Thibaut Bechetoille, CEO at Qosmos. "Using our advanced network intelligence capability, EXFO will then analyze the data to provide user-level DPI analytics and pinpoint the cause of service-quality problems. By providing mobile operators with capabilities beyond DPI, the combined EXFO/Qosmos solution allows service providers to be more effective in improving the quality of experience and overall satisfaction for subscribers."

"With this new partnership, EXFO Service Assurance enhances its NetHawk M5 protocol analyzers and BrixMobile offering with DPI analytics and customer experience management. When it comes to testing and monitoring wireless protocols, EXFO's leading-edge NetHawk M5 protocol analyzers and BrixMobile system provide unique scalability from portable sets to multi-user systems with high-performance packet capture and a complete multitechnology 2G/3G/LTE analysis and call tracing," said Vivian Hudson, Vice-President of EXFO's Service Assurance and Wireless Divisions.

Visit our website for details about the NetHawk M5 protocol analyzers and the BrixMobile system.

About Qosmos

Qosmos specializes in unique network intelligence technology that provides unprecedented visibility into data traffic. The company delivers software development kits and intelligent IP probes which recognize thousands of protocols and metadata attributes for the most accurate picture of real-time data activity on networks. Going beyond traditional deep packet inspection (DPI) technology, Qosmos treats the network as a real-time database, able to identify, query and extract specific data with unparalleled precision and detail.

Qosmos products are used by network equipment providers, software vendors and system integrators to build next-generation solutions where real-time intelligence is critical, such as cybersecurity, lawful interception, traffic optimization, content billing, service assurance, market research and more. They enable applications, services and networks themselves to be more secure, efficient and profitable. For more information, visit www.qosmos.com .

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 wireless and wireline 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, and various optical technologies (accounting for an estimated 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market). EXFO has a staff of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 telecom customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com .

EXFO Brand Name

The corporate name of the company is EXFO Inc. The company requests that all media outlets and publications use the corporate name ("EXFO Inc.") or abbreviated name ("EXFO") in capital letters for branding purposes. EXFO would like to thank all parties in advance for their cooperation.

CONTACT: Maryse Brodeur
         Media Planner
         (418) 683-0913, Ext. 3429
         maryse.brodeur@EXFO.com
         
         Vance Oliver
         Manager, Investor Relations
         (418) 683-0913, Ext. 3733
         vance.oliver@EXFO.com

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