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TMCNet:  EXFO joins Ethernet Alliance's 400G interop at OFC 2018 to demo FlexE

[March 08, 2018]

EXFO joins Ethernet Alliance's 400G interop at OFC 2018 to demo FlexE

QUEBEC CITY, March 8, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF), the network test, monitoring and analytics experts, announced that it will join the Ethernet Alliance's interoperability demonstration taking place at OFC 2018. EXFO will demonstrate its FlexE capability available on its compact 400G multiservice testing solution designed for both the lab and field.

To deliver the latest revenue-generating services reliably, data centers and communications service providers (CSPs) are constantly looking for ways to achieve optimal bandwidth flexibility. Gaming, high-definition video conferencing, 4K video streaming and 5G applications such as autonomous driving and IoT, all require a better approach to maximizing data transport. Due to its ability to transport different Ethernet rates using existing high-speed infrastructures, FlexE is an important, flexible solution to help carry different types of traffic as efficiently as possible. 

About the interoperability demonstration
The live environment demonstration will feature a complete 400G Ethernet client signal embedded in a 4 x 100G FlexE group. This shows EXFO's ability to test FlexE bonding, sub-rating and channelization as well as compliancy with the Optical Interworking Forum's (OIF) Flex Ethernet implementation agreement. Proven interoperability with an industry-leading transceiver vendor and an FPGA design platform reflects EXFO's commitment to deliver solutions that network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), CSPs, data centers and other innovators need in order to drive and optimize high-speed networks.

"As the only testing vendor demonstrating FlexE together with the Ethernet Alliance at OFC, we continue to lead the way in providing solutions that help build the new 5G landscape," said Stéphane Chabot, EXFO's Vice President, Test and Measurement.

See the interoperability demonstration at the Ethernet Alliance booth (2648) and visit EXFO's booth (2507) during OFC 2018 from March 13-15 in San Diego, California.

About EXFO
EXFO develops smarter network test, monitoring and analytics solutions for the world's leading communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers and webscale companies. Since 1985, we've worked side by side with our customers in the lab, field, data center, boardroom and beyond to pioneer essential technology and methods for each phase of the network lifecycle. Our portfolio of test orchestration and real-time 3D analytics solutions turns complex into simple and delivers business-critical insights from the network, service and subscriber dimensions. Most importantly, we help our customers flourish in a rapidly transforming industry where "good enough" testing, monitoring and analytics just aren't good enough anymore—they never were for us, anyway. For more information, visit and follow us on the EXFO Blog.

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