EXFO

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EXFO
Type Public (NASDAQEXFO, TSXEXF)
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1985
Headquarters Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Key people Germain Lamonde, President and CEO
Products Network testing: optical, transport, datacom, copper, xDSL, IP triple-play
R&D and manufacturing testing: 3G, LTE optical, transport, datacom, IMS, VoIP
Service assurance: Monitoring systems for voice, video, data and mobile services
Revenue Increase$269.7 million USD (2011)
Net income Increase$22.1 million USD (2011)
Employees 1600 (2012)
Website www.exfo.com

EXFO is a company that designs and manufactures test and service assurance instruments for fixed and mobile telecom networks. Its products include optical, transport, datacom, 3G, LTE, copper, xDSL, IMS and VoIP test platforms used by network operators and network equipment manufacturers to assess the telecom infrastructure and the telecom services carried on it. EXFO is headquartered in Quebec City, Canada and has approximately over 1200 employees worldwide.

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EXFO was founded in 1985 in Quebec City (Canada) by Germain Lamonde and Robert Tremblay. Its original products were portable testing products for optical networks. In 1996, EXFO started designing products for optical component and optical system R&D and manufacturing. The company has since added 3G, LTE, protocol, copper/xDSL, IMS and VoIP test and service assurance products, mainly through acquisitions.

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