EXFO acquires optical RF test technology from Absolute Analysis

EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) has acquired the majority of the assets of Absolute Analysis Inc., including technology, expertise and solutions in the area of radio frequency (RF) testing for fiber-based radio access networks (RANs), the company said.

This acquisition is driven by EXFO´s commitment to provide market-leading solutions to mobile network operators (MNOs) in their quest to deploy next-generation, fiber-based fronthaul networks and RAN architectures.

To address these challenges, EXFO is combining its cutting-edge optical and Ethernet test technologies with those of Absolute Analysis, a privately held company in Newbury Park, California. Absolute Analysis´ solutions are critical for identifying and analyzing RF interference issues in fiber to the antenna (FTTA), distributed antenna systems (DAS), remote radio heads (RRHs) and baseband units (BBUs) that support 4G/LTE and, soon, 5G wireless mobility and Internet of Things (IoT).

Absolute Analysis´ technology delivers highly efficient CPRI (Common Public Radio Interface) protocol analysis and emulation as well as RF over CPRI spectrum analysis.

EXFO is a partner to communications service providers (CSPs) globally with leadership in test automation and 3D analytics solutions to ensure the smooth deployment, maintenance and management of next-generation, physical, virtual, fixed and mobile networks.