updated 3/1/2011 10:46:46 AM ET 2011-03-01T15:46:46

QUEBEC CITY, March 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EXFO Inc. (Nasdaq:EXFO) (TSX:EXF) announced today its participation at OFC/NFOEC technical conference, March 6-10, 2011, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where it will present the highest number of papers for the company at the event, in addition to taking part in an invited tutorial.

With a total of five papers authored and co-authored by EXFO's technical personnel, the company builds on the strength of its internal innovative resources to reinforce its relationships with major players in the telecom industry. These papers will be presented at the following technical sessions:
 

Paper Date Time Session Room
Robust Design of All-Optical PSK Regenerator based on Phase-Sensitive Amplification March 7 5 p.m. OMT2 408B
QPSK Phase and Amplitude Regeneration at 56 GBd in a Novel Idler-Free Non-Degenerate Phase-Sensitive Amplifier March 7 5:30 p.m. OMT4 408B
Minimally Intrusive Identification of Traffic-Bearing Optical Fibers March 8 3:30 p.m. NTuA3 515A
Time-Resolved Error Vector Magnitude for Transmitter Mask Testing in Coherent Optical Transmission Systems March 9 10 a.m.-noon JWA31 (Poster session) Exhibit Halls H&J
Field Trial of In-Service PMD Measurement Using Idle DWDM Channels in Operational Long Haul Network March 9 2 p.m. NWC4 515A

Moreover, Peter Andrekson, Professor at Chalmers University and Director of EXFO Sweden, will be presenting a special invited tutorial entitled Metrology of Complex Optical Modulation Formats, on Wednesday, March 9, 1 p.m., Room 408A.

"The large number of accepted papers is indicative of the strength and diversity of EXFO's technical expertise," said Gregory W. Schinn, EXFO's Director of Research and Intellectual Property. "I am particularly pleased that the majority of the papers represent joint work with leading industry and university technical groups, reflecting the synergistic advantages of such collaborations."

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 1700 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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