Sunday, May 2, 2010

JDSU Acquires Agilent's Network Solutions Test Group

JDSU completed its previously announced acquisition of Agilent's Network Solutions communications test business. The deal, which was valued at $165 million in cash, includes the unit's LTE network verification and deployment products.

The business acquired from Agilent had annual revenue for its fiscal year ending October 31, 2009 of $162 million from global sales of service assurance monitoring systems, drive test and network protocol test instruments used by communications service providers and equipment manufacturers worldwide. The business, including approximately 700 employees in Colorado, the U.K., Singapore and Beijing, will be integrated into the existing Solutions Division of JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment.

JDSU said the acquisition enables it to offer one of the industry's most complete set of wireless test solutions, including the following offerings from Agilent's Network Solutions portfolio:

Service Assurance -- Market leading service monitoring, troubleshooting and deployment solutions for maximum reliability, efficiency and customer satisfaction. Products include Agilent Assurance for Mobile Voice and Data, Agilent Assurance for MSS (Mobile Softswitch Voice Networks) and Agilent NgN Analysis Systems.

Protocol Analyzers and Network Diagnostics -- Network protocol analyzers for lab and field testing by network equipment manufacturers and wireless service providers, supporting protocols such as 3G/UMTS R8, Femtocell and emerging 4G/LTE networking technology. Products include Signaling Analyzer Real-Time (SART) Network Analyzer 10 GigE, Distributed Network Analyzer (DNA), Triple Play Analyzer (TPA) and Voice Quality Tester (VQT).

Wireless Drive Test--Drive test network optimization platform and instruments used by service providers and NEMs that provide infrastructure equipment to measure performance and to optimize the integrity and quality of all the major established wireless networks and evolving technologies including LTE and WiMAX. This multi-band, multi-technology receiver solution delivers advanced troubleshooting capabilities and greatly increases measurement and
network deployment speeds.


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