QUEBEC CITY - EXFO Inc. announces that its front-haul test kit was awarded a score of 4.5 out of 5 by the 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews.
Presented annually by Lightwave, the Lightwave Innovation Reviews program acknowledges top products and solutions in the optical networking industry through an expert panel of third-party judges. Judges include industry executives and analysts from a wide variety of service providers, technology developers, industry analysts, and journalists.
EXFO's fronthaul test kit enables communications service providers (CSPs) to install, turn-up and troubleshoot their mobile networks—as well as perform in-depth analysis to deliver actionable insights—all with a single test platform. Equipped with one unit, field technicians have the capability to verify connector cleanliness, validate end-to-end loss, and ensure compliance to system specifications. With the field crew still on-site at the tower, the unit can emulate the baseband unit and validate that the remote radio head is working properly. Moreover, the RAN Project Managers and technical experts can access real-time data via EXFO's cloud-based solution to perform business intelligence analysis.
With one unit that does it all, wireless providers can experience a significant reduction in overall OPEX and CAPEX—all while bringing more efficient testing processes to the field. This kit comprises the FTB-700G Optical and Ethernet test module series including CPRI protocol testing, EXFO's iOLM with iLOOP feature, the FIP-435B wireless fiber inspection probe with ConnectorMax2 analysis software and EXFO Connect, a cloud-based test equipment and test data management tool. All the products included in this kit are fully automated—from connector inspection to loss measurement, and CPRI testing to test data upload and analysis.