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Exfo broadens its testing reach with Astellia acquisition

The mobile test and measurement industry usually sees a big uptick from a new generation of technology, since its players lead the way in helping operators assess the new platforms. This has prompted the latest acquisition in a sector which has seen a lot of consolidation in recent years, as Exfo prepares to enhance its position in mobile testing by acquiring Astellia, adding analytics to its 5G-ready proposition. Exfo will first take a 33% stake in French-based Astellia and then launch a voluntary takeover bid of the company, with a total value of about €25.9m. If successful, it will move into the market for performance analysis of commercial systems, expanding from its current role mainly in pre-commercial test and measurement.…

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