November 2, 2005 Quebec City, Canada -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering announced today that it has been selected as sole-source supplier for all fiber deployment applications by Deutsche Telekom. The tier-1 European network operator opted for EXFO's Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR), contained inside the company's modular FTB-400 field-test platform.
The multi-million dollar contract agreement is to extends over several years. EXFO says its advanced test platform will enable the deployment of optical fiber in the carrier's core and metro networks, as well as deeper into its access networks, to significantly increase bandwidth for residential and business customers.
"This latest agreement confirms our leadership position in the portable fiber-optic test and measurement market," comments Juan Felipe Gonzalez, EXFO's vice-president of Global Telecom sales. "We have positioned ourselves as the global supplier of choice in optical testing on the strength of our proven technology, support, and expertise during the past 20 years. We're now leveraging that leadership position into access networks with a full line of test solutions dedicated to system deployment, troubleshooting, and turn-up."