updated 5/16/2011 11:17:25 AM ET 2011-05-16T15:17:25

QUEBEC CITY, May 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EXFO Inc. (Nasdaq:EXFO) (TSX:EXF) announced today its participation at the LTE World Summit 2011 (booth 18), May 17-18, 2011, in Amsterdam, where it will demonstrate its innovative and comprehensive test and monitoring solutions designed to help wireless operators with their 4G/LTE network infrastructure.

At this show, on Wednesday May 18, EXFO's Wireless Division (formerly NetHawk) will join in the panel discussion entitled "Vendor support for operators wanting to migrate to LTE: What should operators expect?" In addition, EXFO's Service Assurance Division will take part in a presentation at the Theater Seminar on "New challenges in service assurance for LTE networks," covering differences between 3G and 4G service assurance monitoring, LTE technology changes and monitoring techniques, and service assurance for mobile and wireless backhaul networks.

As mobile networks continue to embrace new services, applications and technologies, wireless operators need powerful, world-class solutions to address their multivendor network environments. With this in mind, EXFO will present its industry-leading 2G/3G/4G NetHawk M5 Analyzers, the ultimate data capture and performance analysis solutions. EXFO will also showcase its BrixMobile service assurance solution, which features a newly integrated and highly scalable packet core monitoring engine, allowing deep packet inspection (DPI) of real-time traffic in order to accurately classify each user's traffic by application. Thanks to BrixMobile, operators can enable subscriber-based, application-level quality monitoring—a must for delivering a high quality of experience (QoE) to LTE subscribers and other packet-network environments.

LTE World Summit 2011 is also the ideal venue to present EXFO's QualityAssurer QA-604 Next-Generation Network Test Platform. Without compromising on performance or capability, this VoIP and IMS network testing platform delivers stress testing applications and enables the emulation of more than two million IMS subscribers and one million SIP endpoints. Moreover, having introduced EtherSAM (ITU-T Y.1564) and the BV10 Performance Endpoint Unit, EXFO continues to innovate with the SyncWatch-110, the industry's most comprehensive unit to assess network synchronization, including SyncE and IEEE 1588v2. Thanks to the versatility of the SyncWatch-110, operators can validate, qualify and monitor network synchronization throughout their migration plan.

"A focused event such as this will gather many operators facing very similar challenges in launching their LTE networks," said Matti Palomaki, Vice-President of EXFO's Wireless Division. "Minimizing disruptions and maintaining QoS—not only on new LTE networks, but also across legacy networks—is where we can help them, with professional tools for testing throughout the network lifecycle, such as development testing, interoperability testing, live network troubleshooting and network monitoring."

At the upcoming LTE World Summit 2011, EXFO's product and technology experts will be available to discuss the company's end-to-end assessment solutions for wireless networks. To speak with EXFO experts or to experience the demos, please visit booth 18.

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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