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A Quebec company that makes network testing equipment for carriers and service providers has bought a company that specializes in global IT management and network monitoring solutions.

Exfo Inc. said Monday that it has bought the assets of ByteSphere LLC of Massachusetts to extend its capabilities in network performance management.

ByteSphere’s solutions feature advanced patented techniques for infrastructure performance management, including network element polling and fault management, Exfo said in a statement. ByteSphere’s products and tools are used by some of the world’s largest tier-1 network operators and Fortune Global 500 companies, it added.

ByteSphere’s products will complement Exfo’s BrixWorx line of service assurance solutions, the company said, creating a  combination of network and service performance monitoring for mobile and fixed telecommunications.

“The combination of these capabilities provides unprecedented, real-time correlation between network element performance metrics and probe-based service performance metrics, positioning Exfo to drive the value of this raw data into correlated and actionable events for customers through advanced analytics and visualization,” it said.

Exfo CO Germain Lamonde said the acquisition is “very synergistic with our total solutions offering in service assurance and network performance management, especially in critical areas like small cells, wireless backhaul and metro Ethernet.”

“ByteSphere’s leading-edge technology adds expanded network visibility to EXFO’s highly acclaimed active IP/Ethernet service assurance solutions, which will allow customers to dramatically streamline network operations and improve overall network quality.”