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EXFO Joins Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand(TM) Ecosystem Program to Drive Network Functions Virtualization Innovation

July 3, 2014

QUEBEC CITY, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today its participation in Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand(TM)
Ecosystem Program, the first open community of platform vendors,
virtual application vendors, and service providers who are developing
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), which was created in 2013 to
help foster NFV innovation and share knowledge. The CloudBand(TM)
Ecosystem Program offers members free and open access to a live and
distributed cloud infrastructure using CloudBand 2(nd) generation NFV management and orchestration.

As part of the NFV community, EXFO will contribute its expertise in
network testing to advance application tests and other test solutions
in the simulated cloud environment, and create use cases to demonstrate
NFV solutions to service providers. This initiative aims to promote the
transition of networks to the carrier cloud to drive new revenue potential and operational efficiency for the
telecommunications industry.

“I am very happy to welcome EXFO as a new member of our CloudBand(TM)
Ecosystem Program focusing on the new telecom frontier of NFV,” said
Valerie Noto, Director, CloudBand Ecosystem at Alcatel-Lucent. “I am
sure EXFO will bring innovative solutions and expertise in the testing
space necessary for this new game changer in the telecom Industry.”

“We are proud to participate and contribute our expertise in developing
new and innovative use cases to help service providers test and assure
service performance and user quality of experience as they adopt and
embrace cloud-based NFV. EXFO is leading the way in virtual test and virtual probe-based service performance monitoring and
analytics
, and we are excited to be part of the CloudBand(TM) Ecosystem Program to
collectively advance knowledge and technological innovation in our
industry,” said Vikas Arora, Chief Technology Officer at EXFO.

NFV virtualizes network services via software-enabling operators to
reduce OPEX/CAPEX, as well as accelerate time-to-market while providing
the agility and flexibility to quickly scale services to address
changing demands. It enables service providers to bring the agility,
efficiency and economics of the cloud to their own networks and
business operations, allowing them to offer cloud services with the
performance and reliability that consumers and enterprises expect.

For more information about EXFO’s test solutions, please visit EXFO.com.

About EXFO

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.

Alcatel, Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent, the Alcatel-Lucent logo, and CloudBand
are trademarks of Alcatel-Lucent. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.

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