Published on January 29, 2015
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, January 29, 2015 — EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX: EXF) today unveiled its new open analytics platform offering operators an avant-garde approach to quality management through innovations in adaptable analytics and workflow automation. With the evolution of the EXFO Xtract platform, EXFO has merged its expertise in the automation of service turn-up, active testing, passive monitoring and infrastructure polling into a comprehensive E2E solution that enables operators to greatly improve time-to-market while guaranteeing exceptional quality for new services through an extendable end-to-end quality management solution.
The competitive landscape within the telecom industry is putting tremendous pressure on service providers to introduce new services faster, while ensuring improved quality of experience for its customers. To achieve this goal, operators are adopting an increasingly diverse array of technologies to deliver value-added mobile and cloud-based services uniquely tailored to end-users’ preferences. The advent of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) as part of this technology chain will add significant value. However, unless these services are coupled with a supporting system that can efficiently orchestrate their delivery and performance, services providers will be unable to reap the benefits.
With EXFO Xtract, operators can now rely on EXFO’s industry expertise to leverage data from a multitude of sources—including field instruments, test probes and network equipment—in turn enabling them to rapidly deploy new services, automate test and assurance routines, analyze performance baselines, and accurately pinpoint service-affecting events. EXFO Xtract can be utilized regardless of the technologies, network architecture or equipment vendor employed.
“The launch of EXFO Xtract puts EXFO in a unique and enviable position when it comes to the automation, acceleration and optimization of services and network lifecycle management,” said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice President of EXFO's Transport and Service Assurance Division. “Integrating EXFO’s wide range of product and professional service offerings into a powerful open analytics platform gives us the ability to deliver unmatched, comprehensive solutions—marking a new era as we move into service automation and contextual analytics space.”
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is a leading provider of next-generation test, service assurance and end-to-end quality of experience solutions for mobile and fixed network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. EXFO’s intelligent solutions with contextually relevant analytics improve end-user quality of experience, enhance network performance and drive operational efficiencies throughout the network and service delivery lifecycle. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, VoLTE, IMS, video, Ethernet/IP, SNMP, OTN, FTTx, xDSL and various optical technologies accounting for more than 38% of the global portable fiber-optic test market. 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 the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.