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Exfo Increases Its Investment in 5G With Partnerships, Engagements

February 26, 2019 / Ali Longwell

Exfo is increasing its interest and focus on 5G at MWC Barcelona. The test, monitoring, and analytics company this week announced its membership in the O-RAN Alliance and said that it was selected by mobile operator Telenor Denmark to provide an automated troubleshooting system within its network.For mobile operators, Exfo provides a cloud-native approach to monitoring the end-to-end 5G network. According to Claudio Mazzuca, VP of systems and services at Exfo, it provides links between the different network components to identify issues and provide visibility through its probes into the core of its network.The firm combines active and passive testing, fiber, and topologies to fully monitor and provide visibility to these networks on a single platform. Exfo brings in data from its probes and feeds it to its topology, and then it relies on automated algorithms to pinpoint potential issues in the network or environment.According to Mazzuca, the company’s purchase of mobile assurance vendo...