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EXFO TFv

EXFO, a 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, has announced the introduction of EXFO TFv - Test Function Virtualisation, a suite of defined offerings that focus on test function virtualisation.

Building on EXFO's EXFO Connect solution, a cloud-based test results and asset management solution, EXFO TFv offers all the benefits of virtualisation through the seamless enablement of test functions on any EXFO test asset, at any time.

A key component of EXFO's TFv offering is the new FTB OnDemand, an application for instantiating and distributing time-based licenses, giving service providers flexibility to perform a specific test function, on a specific EXFO test asset, when needed.

FTB OnDemand allows carriers to test specific rates or standards without having to purchase the software license, allowing for a barrier-free entry point while reducing costs, increasing business efficiency, and delivering greater flexibility. In combination with the FTB-88100NGE module, FTB OnDemand allows customers to configure the module for 10G testing and enable 100G testing capability as the need arises.

Another key offering within EXFO TFv is FTB Anywhere, which enables operators to share testing software licenses across multiple platforms within their test fleet. This ensures that the instantiation of tests can be done in real-time to ensure that any field task can be completed without the need of costly repeats.

EXFO TFv is available on a number of best-in-class EXFO test modules, including the FTB-88100NGE and FTB-8830NGE Power Blazer modules as well as the NetBlazer series of modules.

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