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CENGN Selects EXFO Xtract to Monitor SDN and NFV Infrastructure

Published on July 7, 2015

EXFO Inc. announced today that the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), located in Ottawa Canada, has selected EXFO Xtract Open Analytics Platform to provide near real-time visualization of the health and performance of CENGN’s advanced lab and network.

QUEBEC CITY AND OTTAWA, CANADA, July 7, 2015 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFOTSX: EXF) today announced that the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), located in Ottawa Canada, has selected EXFO Xtract Open Analytics Platform to provide near real-time visualization of the health and performance of CENGN’s advanced lab and network. EXFO Xtract uses SNMP polling, SNMP traps, MIB queries and other methods of inbound data-gathering in order to present users with real time views of metrics, KPIs and alarms in live networks.

EXFO Xtract“Given the highly dynamic nature of CENGN’s lab and network, due to the various projects being simultaneously performed by our fast-growing list of members, partners and SME clients, it is vital to have visibility into the lab and network performance at all times,” said Ritch Dusome, CEO of CENGN. “From the onset, our lab ‎was designed to be a multi-tenant platform with numerous PoCs as well as testing happening at the same time. It is critical to continually monitor the lab and network, and EXFO Xtract will let us know immediately if we encounter any issues.”

EXFO joined CENGN as a Tier 1 founding member in October of 2014 as a part of its SDN/NFV strategy. EXFO Xtract is a part of EXFO’s commitment to make in-kind contributions to the center.

“EXFO Xtract is building momentum in Canada; it has already been installed at two of Canada’s largest telecom carriers and now at CENGN,” stated Claudio Mazzuca, VP of Transport and Service Assurance for EXFO. “Contract wins and installations in the United States are growing rapidly and we are expecting to expand sales of this solution into Tier 1 and 2 mobile and fixed networks in Europe and Asia-Pacific through the latter half of 2015.”

For more information, visit the EXFO Xtract Web page or the CENGN Website.

About EXFO

EXFO enables extraordinary experiences on global networks. Our test, service assurance and network visibility solutions allow equipment manufacturers and network operators to deliver a wealth of services to consumers, while increasing network capacity and reducing operating costs. From a company executive holding a telepresence meeting with overseas staff to a runner transferring data from wearable technology, EXFO’s inherent expertise and powerful analytics render these events commonplace. Simply put, we have evolved over our 30-year history to ensure unmatched quality of service and quality of experience on next-generation fixed and mobile networks. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com and follow us on theEXFO Blog, Twitter,LinkedIn,Facebook,Google+ and YouTube.

About CENGN

CENGN, Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks, is a consortium of industry leaders dedicated to accelerating the commercialization of next generation communications solutions. CENGN founding members include; Alcatel-Lucent, Allstream, BTI Systems, Cisco, EWA Canada, EXFO, Invest Ottawa, JDSU, Juniper, Mistral Ventures, Rogers and TELUS. CENGN is an independent and internationally recognized testing center employing interoperability between a multiple of software and hardware products. CENGN’s state of the art physical and virtual multi-vendor, test, certification and validation platform provides a unique environment to commercialize advanced products, applications and services. For more information www.cengn.ca