Summary of Material Acquisitions
March 12, 2010
NetHawk Oyj, headquartered in Oulu, Finland, brings to EXFO almost 20 years of experience in characterizing mobile networks, including a market-leading position in testing 4G/LTE networks. Key products include protocol analyzers for testing, troubleshooting and optimizing 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE and core networks as well as high-performance network simulators for load generation, regression and functional testing. It's estimated the company holds the No. 2 position for both protocol analyzers and network simulators in terms of market share. In addition, NetHawk has developed a 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE service assurance solution focused on testing the core and radio access networks of a wireless communications infrastructure. NetHawk has about 370 employees mainly located in Finland, India and the United States.
April 22, 2008
Brix Networks, a privately held company headquartered near Boston, Mass., is a global provider of open and extensible converged service assurance solutions. Brix Networks' distributed, probe-based solutions proactively monitor next-generation, converged IP networks to assure that voice, video and data services are delivered with the quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) demanded by users. The company offers comprehensive VoIP and IPTV testing, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, across the three most vital areas that impact the success of a real-time service: signaling quality (signaling path performance), delivery quality (media transport performance) and content quality (overall quality of experience). Brix Networks' solutions are used by telecom companies, mobile service providers and cable TV operators to guarantee the successful launch and profitable, ongoing operation of their VoIP, IPTV and managed services, while large enterprises deploy its offerings to achieve successful rollouts and widespread organizational acceptance of their new, real-time IP applications.
Navtel Communications Inc.
March 26, 2008
Navtel Communications, a privately held company founded in 1976 with headquarters in the Toronto area, is a leading provider of Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) test solutions for network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and network service provider (NSP) labs. Navtel's flagship product, InterWatch, is a highly scalable simulation and analysis platform that specializes in testing next-generation IP networks that are increasingly combining wireline and wireless technologies. Test modules can be hosted inside the platformrack-mountable or portablefor characterizing next-generation switches, routers, session border controllers and media gateways.
January 05, 2006
Consultronics, a privately held company founded in 1973 with headquarters/operations in Toronto as well as operations in Southampton, UK, and Budapest, Hungary, is a leading supplier of test solutions for copper-based broadband access networks. It ranks among the top three vendors in handheld x-Digital Subscriber Line (xDSL) testing with a global market share of 13.4%, according to Frost & Sullivan. Consultronics also boasts a rich product portfolio for testing next-generation technologies, such as IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) and VoIP (Voice-over-Internet Protocol), which are critical for network service providers in their deployment of triple-play services (voice, data, video) over optical and copper links in access networks.
gnubi communications, L.P. (now EXFO Gnubi Products Group)
September 05, 2002
gnubi™, a privately held company in Dallas, TX, is a leading supplier of multi-channel telecom and datacom testing solutions with an established customer base of Tier 1 optical transport equipment manufacturers and R&D labs. The company's flexible product line enables cost-effective bit error rate testing (BERT) of SONET/SDH and Gigabit Ethernet optical systems reaching data transmission rates of 10 Gb/s. The gnubi solution, which is scalable for current and next-generation optical systems, can simultaneously test multiple communication ports in lambda routers, optical switches, cross-connects and DWDM systems (DS1 to OC-192, E1 to STM-64, GigE) on a single platform.
Avantas Networks Corporation (now EXFO Protocol)
August 23, 2001
Avantas, a Montreal-based, pre-revenue company that recently released datacom and telecom testers capable of measuring up to 10 Gb/s systems, is a supplier of leading-edge fiber-optic testing and optical network performance management equipment that supports a wide range of protocols and data transmission rates.
EFOS, Inc. (now EXFO Photonic Solutions)
March 06, 2001
EFOS is widely recognized as a leader in precision light-based adhesive spot curing technologies as well as curing process control for the global optical component manufacturing market. EFOS' products deliver precise doses of the appropriate spectral light onto photosensitive and heat-cured adhesives to significantly reduce bonding time and increase repeatability in optical component manufacturing.
Burleigh Instruments, Inc. (now EXFO Burleigh Products Group)
November 06, 2000
Burleigh is a global supplier of DWDM wavelength measurement instruments and precision positioning equipment. This acquisition positions EXFO to accelerate growth in its Industrial and Scientific Division, which primarily focuses on the needs of the growing optical component and DWDM transmission system market.
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