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Monday, August 3, 2015

Viavi Solutions Lauches Following the Split up of JDSU

JDSU completed the spinoff of its Communications and Commercial Optical Product business segment as Lumentum, and launched its new identity as Viavi Solutions.

Viavi will commence “regular-way” trading on the NASDAQ Stock Market on August 4, 2015 under the ticker symbol VIAV. The JDSU ticker symbol has been retired.

Viavi includes JDSU’s Network Enablement (“NE”), Service Enablement (“SE”) and Optical Security and Performance Products (“OSP”) businesses.

“This is an important milestone as we mark the successful completion of the spinoff,” said Tom Waechter, Viavi’s president and chief executive officer. “Viavi is poised to capture the opportunities created by the industry’s transition to new network architectures and the need for increased network and application visibility. We believe that the spinoff will improve Viavi’s agility and increase focus, allowing us to accelerate our progress and deliver for our customers and shareholders.”

http://www.viavisolutions.com/

Thursday, July 16, 2015

JDSU Separation to be completed August 1

JDSU confirmed that its pending separation into two publicly-traded companies will occur on August 1, 2015, and that Lumentum shares to be distributed to shareholders the first trading day thereafter, August 3, 2015.

“By operating as two independent companies, we believe Lumentum and Viavi Solutions will each be able to leverage a strong history while being more flexible and better positioned to capitalize on new opportunities in their respective markets,” said Tom Waechter, president and chief executive officer of JDSU, and CEO-designate for Viavi Solutions. “We look forward to completing the final steps in this process and launching exciting, new chapters for Lumentum and Viavi Solutions.”

For every five shares of JDSU common stock held, JDSU shareholders will receive one share of Lumentum common stock.  Shareholders will receive cash in lieu of fractional shares.

http://www.jdsu.com/


JDSU Companies to be Lumentum and Viavi Post-Split

Following its upcoming split into two companies, JDSU’s stand-alone Communications and Commercial Optical Products (CCOP) business segment will be called Lumentum while its Network Enablement (NE), Service Enablement (SE) and Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) business will be named Viavi.  JDSU anticipates that the split will occur by Q3 this year.

The new Lumentum brand was chosen to reflect CCOP’s leadership in optical technologies, commitment to driving innovation, and its ability to effectively address its customers’ unique requirements while scaling with quality through well-established technological and operational expertise.  The company will be a global leader in optical components and subsystems for the telecommunications market, with high growth opportunities in data communications, driven by the rapid expansion of cloud networking and data center infrastructure, and in high performance lasers for both macro and micro materials processing applications.  The company will be led by Alan Lowe as chief executive officer. He joined JDSU in September 2007 as senior vice president of the Lasers business and became president of JDSU’s newly formed CCOP business segment in 2008, which combined JDSU’s Optical Communications and Lasers businesses.

Viavi Solutions, which includes JDSU’s Network Enablement, Service Enablement  and Optical Security and Performance Products will provide solutions for end-to-end network and application visibility from a portfolio of instruments, software and services. These solutions address its customers’ need to profitably scale to meet the demands of the fast-growing volume of connected devices and applications, and to transition to virtualized, software-based networks. In addition, Viavi’s OSP business is a leader in anti-counterfeiting solutions for currency authentication and high-value optical components and instruments for security, safety, electronics and other applications. Tom Waechter, JDSU’s current president and chief executive officer, will continue to lead Viavi. He became president and chief executive officer of JDSU in January 2009.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Gigamon and JDSU Develop Software-Defined Traffic Visibility

JDSU is developing closed loop integration plugins that support Gigamon’s Software Defined Visibility, a framework that allows customers, security and network equipment vendors, as well as managed service providers, to control and program Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric via REST-based APIs.

There are several use cases in which JDSU plans to utilize Software Defined Visibility:


  • Session-based Filtering – JDSU will take advantage of Gigamon’s Adaptive Packet Filtering capabilities to dynamically drop unwanted ‘streaming’ traffic such as Netflix or YouTube, thereby reducing the demand on monitoring appliance storage capacity.
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Traffic Filtering – As more networks begin deployment of IPv6 along with legacy IPv4 infrastructure, JDSU expects customers will need to selectively filter v4 and v6 traffic. Leveraging the intelligent filtering of the Gigamon Visibility Fabric, network administrators can rest assured knowing that they have comprehensive visibility and a future-proof path to simplify IPv6 adoption without creating new blind spots.
  • Reduce ‘Mean Time To Resolution’ – To assist with faster diagnosis of traffic anomalies, the ability to enhance captured packets that are subsequently stored on JDSU’s GigaStor appliances will improve diagnosis accuracy and focus. Through the addition of Gigamon’s “Flow Mapping” meta-data and “network neighbor” discovery information, Network Operators will be able to evaluate network incidents more effectively and isolate issues to specific segments of the network infrastructure.

“We are excited to be working with Gigamon to integrate with APIs that support Software Defined Visibility,” said Charles Thompson, senior director, Product Line Management for JDSU. “With this integration, we envision a multitude of possibilities where our customers can automate traffic visibility, so that they can focus their resources on other mission-critical activities.”

“Having partners like JDSU on board and adopting our recently released APIs accelerates our Software Defined Visibility market momentum,” said Ananda Rajagopal, VP of Product Line Management at Gigamon. “Not only is JDSU at the forefront of adoption, they are validating the market need for pervasive and active visibility. Their API-based development demonstrates the true power and flexibility that a programmatic framework can provide to quickly and automatically react to changes in network conditions.”

Gigamon's GigaVUE-FM 3.0 Fabric Manager offers a single pane-of-glass view of both physical and virtual nodes across the Visibility Fabric, while providing a wizard-based approach for configuring Flow Mapping and GigaSMART traffic policies. A single instance of GigaVUE-FM can manage hundreds of visibility nodes across multiple locations delivering more than a quarter of a million physical and virtual ports. Flow Mapping is a patented technology at the heart of Gigamon’s GigaVUE Visibility Fabric nodes that takes line-rate traffic at 1Gb, 10Gb, 40Gb or 100Gb from a network TAP or a SPAN/mirror port (physical or virtual) and then optimizes flows based on individual traffic profiles of the tools and applications that secure, monitor, and analyze the network infrastructure.

http://www.gigamon.com

Sunday, March 1, 2015

JDSU Companies to be Lumentum and Viavi Post-Split

Following its upcoming split into two companies, JDSU’s stand-alone Communications and Commercial Optical Products (CCOP) business segment will be called Lumentum while its Network Enablement (NE), Service Enablement (SE) and Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) business will be named Viavi.  JDSU anticipates that the split will occur by Q3 this year.

The new Lumentum brand was chosen to reflect CCOP’s leadership in optical technologies, commitment to driving innovation, and its ability to effectively address its customers’ unique requirements while scaling with quality through well-established technological and operational expertise.  The company will be a global leader in optical components and subsystems for the telecommunications market, with high growth opportunities in data communications, driven by the rapid expansion of cloud networking and data center infrastructure, and in high performance lasers for both macro and micro materials processing applications.  The company will be led by Alan Lowe as chief executive officer. He joined JDSU in September 2007 as senior vice president of the Lasers business and became president of JDSU’s newly formed CCOP business segment in 2008, which combined JDSU’s Optical Communications and Lasers businesses.

Viavi Solutions, which includes JDSU’s Network Enablement, Service Enablement  and Optical Security and Performance Products will provide solutions for end-to-end network and application visibility from a portfolio of instruments, software and services. These solutions address its customers’ need to profitably scale to meet the demands of the fast-growing volume of connected devices and applications, and to transition to virtualized, software-based networks. In addition, Viavi’s OSP business is a leader in anti-counterfeiting solutions for currency authentication and high-value optical components and instruments for security, safety, electronics and other applications. Tom Waechter, JDSU’s current president and chief executive officer, will continue to lead Viavi. He became president and chief executive officer of JDSU in January 2009.

Current JDSU stockholders will own shares in both corporations following the separation.

“The creation of new brands and the Form 10 filing are important milestones as we move toward separation,” said Tom Waechter, president and chief executive officer of JDSU. “Each company will remain committed to continued innovation, and will be led by proven management teams prepared to execute growth strategies designed to help our customers successfully manage the complex opportunities that come with the ever-accelerating pace of technological change. We are creating two unique brands – both representing well-established expertise and market leadership – and positioning them with greater customer focus and agility.”

http://www.jdsu.com/About-JDSU/Separation/Pages/information.aspx


  • JDSU first announced plans to split into two publicly traded companies in September 2014.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SoftBank Mobile Selects JDSU xSIGHT for LTE Assurance

Japan's SoftBank Mobile (SBM) has selected the JDSU xSIGHT Customer Experience Assurance solution to optimize the scale and quality of experience (QoE) of its LTE services, and offer a differentiated customer experience. JDSU said it was picked following a competitive trial.

“SBM had a very demanding and aggressive set of requirements, which is a testament to a strong commitment to continually improve the quality of their LTE service offerings and customer satisfaction,” said Sue Spradley, senior vice president and general manager of JDSU’s Network and Service Enablement business segment. “JDSU is proud of the innovation and value that we proved in the trial and that we were chosen as SBM’s assurance partner for LTE success.”

Financial terms were not disclosed.

http://www.softbank.jp/en/corp/group/sbm/
http://www.jdsu.com/News-and-Events/news-releases/Pages/SoftBank-Mobile-Selects-JDSU-xSIGHT.aspx#.VLdCpYrF8do

Thursday, January 30, 2014

JDSU Acquires Trendium and Time-Bandwidth

JDSU announced two acquisitions:  Trendium, a provider of real-time intelligence software solutions for customer experience assurance, asset optimization and monetization of big data for 4G/LTE mobile network operators; and Time-Bandwidth Products, a provider of high-powered and ultrafast lasers for the industrial and scientific markets. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Trendium, which is based in Boulder, Colorado, helps mobile operators improve the quality of services by leveraging application and traffic analysis with correlation technology. JDSU said the acquisition enables it to introduce a new paradigm of customer experience assurance (CEA) in 4G/LTE networks.  Trendium will become part of JDSU's mobile assurance and analytics solution, which recently selected by one of the top five mobile operators in the world.

Time-Bandwidth Products, which is a spin-off from the Ultrafast Laser Physics group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, offers a range of OEM and customized picosecond and femtosecond laser systems. The company specializes in ultrafast diode-pumped solid-state laser systems (DPSSLs). JDSU said this acquisition strengthens its position as a leading provider of lasers for micromachining applications. Ultrafast lasers can rapidly and precisely process parts at high volumes and use very short light pulses during the manufacturing process to minimize heat, which can negatively impact the quality and functionality of the processed part. Time-Bandwidth Products is based in Zurich.

“Technology is evolving at a rapid pace, making mergers and acquisitions an important part of JDSU’s growth strategy as a diversified technology company,” said Tom Waechter, president and CEO of JDSU. “These two acquisitions reflect our approach to selectively acquire technology and talent that help meet our customer’s rapidly evolving needs in the markets we serve.”

http://www.jdsu.com/
http://www.time-bandwidth.com/
http://www.trendium.com/

JDSU Beats Guidance with Revenue of $448 Million

JDSU posted GAAP net revenue of $447.6 million, with net income of $8.8 million, or $0.04 per share, for its second quarter ended December 28, 2013.  Prior quarter net revenue was $429.0 million, with net income of $0.3 million, or $0.00 per share. Net revenue for fiscal 2013 second quarter was $429.4 million, with net income of $4.1 million, or $0.02 per share.

“Our fiscal second quarter results exceeded our guidance expectation with gross margin improvements across all three segments,” said Tom Waechter, JDSU’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We are pleased with the performance of our organic business, the progress of our continuing investments in new offerings which align with customer requirements and market trends, and our continuing M&A strategy to expand our product portfolio into mobility and service enablement.  We believe JDSU is well-positioned to leverage our technical leadership in new markets in network infrastructure, commercial lasers and anti-counterfeiting in calendar 2014.”

http://www.jdsu.com

Sunday, January 26, 2014

JDSU: 0.1% of LTE Users Consume Over 50% of Downlink Data

The most extreme data hogs are far more voracious on 4G network than previously seen on 3G networks.

According to new data from JDSU’s Location Intelligence Business Unit (formerly Arieso), just 0.1% of 4G users consume more than HALF of all 4G downlink data measured.  Beyond the 5s, Apple products account for six of the top ten ‘hungriest handsets’, along with two Samsung products, one HTC and one Sony.

The study found that iPhone 5s users are 'hungriest' data users, consuming seven times as much data as benchmark iPhone 3G users in developed markets, and 20 times as much data as benchmark iPhone 3G users in developing markets.

"For the past three years we’ve seen explosive growth in mobile data usage, causing operators to have to wrestle with the challenges their success is creating," said Dr. Michael Flanagan, CTO of Mobility for the Network and Service Enablement business segment of JDSU and author of the study.

“Each new generation of iPhone has resulted in increases in data consumption of between 20-40 percent - even today when data use is common. Though interestingly, users of the more economically-priced iPhone 5c consume data in the range between that of the iPhone 4s and 5 users,” said Flanagan.

“The faster the speeds that mobile operators provide, the more consumers swallow it up and demand more,” continued Flanagan. “One would expect a honeymoon period in which early adopters test their toys. But for 4G users to consistently exhibit behaviour 10 times more extreme than 3G users well after launch constitutes a seismic shift in the data landscape. This has important ramifications for future network designs.”

In the tablet segment, users of the fourth generation iPad consumed almost 40 percent more data than last year’s hungriest device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.  The study also reveals that the new iPad mini is seen to be “mini” in name and in data consumption, consuming 20 percent less data than second- and third-generation iPads.

“Last year, we were surprised to see that smartphones trumped tablets when it came to data consumption. Lost ground has not been made up by tablets, in spite of the progress of the fourth generation iPad. Only two of our top ten most hungry devices were tablets this year, compared to three last year,” commented Flanagan.

http://www.jdsu.com/News-and-Events/news-releases/Pages/iPhone-5s-users-and-4G-network-users-now-most-data-hungry-globally.aspx

 Last year, JDSU acquired Arieso, a developer of location-aware software for mobile network operators, for $85 million in cash.

Arieso, which is based in Newbury, United Kingdom, offers a multi-vendor, location-aware network monitoring and optimization solution that delivers intelligence for more effective network performance engineering.  It also supplies an automated network planning technology that searches all possible configurations to deliver optimum network designs. Arieso said its proprietary algorithms provide highly rich and targeted data from mobile connection events to give mobile operators visibility into service level activity and usage patterns. Arieso’s bookings for calendar 2012 were approximately $27 million.

JDSU said the acquisition advances its mobility strategy by extending visibility all the way to the subscriber location, providing critical intelligence that allows radio access network (RAN) optimization teams to maximize return on investment by identifying ideal locations for small cells and other self-optimizing network enhancements with surgical precision, across the widest range of technologies and vendors.  JDSU will integrate Arieso’s products with complementary solutions such as PacketPortal, JDSU’s open software platform, providing end-to-end visibility across mobile networks.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

JDSU to Acquire Network Instruments for $200 Million

JDSU agreed to acquire to acquire Network Instruments for $200 million in cash from Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm.

The acquisition of Network Instruments will expand JDSU's Network and Service Enablement product portfolio with several enterprise products, including:

  • Observer Monitoring Platform – Integrated performance monitoring that provides unique visibility into complex application and network operations. The Observer Platform provides deep-dive analytics and problem resolution for mission-critical applications and projects such as VoIP, cloud deployments, data center initiatives and virtualization placements.
  • GigaStor Retrospective Analysis Appliance – Precision-driven data collection solution that provides time-based and retrospective network analysis to support detailed application analytics for data-intensive applications.
  • Matrix Network Monitoring Switch – Launched in September, the Matrix provides an advanced, next-generation and cost-effective solution for network traffic monitoring for the Network Packet Broker market. The Matrix provides rapid set-up and administration, centralized traffic policy management and the scalability for administrators to add more ports as their networks grow.

The Network Instruments also brings its employee base to JDSU, including research and development, sales, marketing and production teams.

"Network Instruments has outstanding new products and an excellent reputation across the enterprise market with nearly twenty years of experience and strong customer relationships," said David Heard, president of the Network and Service Enablement business segment at JDSU. "We're excited to add their talented team and winning solutions to JDSU and look forward to leveraging their expertise to further improve network performance for both our telecom and enterprise customers."

“Network Instruments’ success story is a reflection of Thoma Bravo’s proven growth strategy in the network management space,” said Thoma Bravo managing partner Seth Boro. “Through the firm’s partnership with Network Instruments’ management, we built upon the company’s market-leading technology and customer base, supported new product introductions and accelerated revenue growth.”

http://www.jdsu.com
http://www.thomabravo.com/


  • In May 2012, Thoma Bravo acquired its controlling interest in Network Instruments.

  • Network Instruments was established in 1994.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

JDSU Reports Revenue of $429 Million

JDSU reported revenue of $429.0 million for its fiscal 2014 first quarter ended September 28, 2013, with net income of $0.3 million, or $0.00 per share. Prior quarter net revenue was $421.3 million, with net income of $92.5 million, or $0.38 per share. Net revenue for fiscal 2013 first quarter was $420.9 million, with net loss of $(11.6) million, or $(0.05) per share.

“We are pleased to have delivered our 28th consecutive quarter of positive operating cash flow, further strengthening our balance sheet and ability to fuel JDSU’s strong innovation pipeline,” said Tom Waechter, JDSU’s President and CEO. “Our results for the quarter were driven by strong growth in products that help our customers build out network capacity and this, coupled with robust customer adoption of our new products, positions JDSU well in the markets we serve."


  • Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific customers represented 46.4%, 24.3% and 29.3%, respectively, of total net revenue for the quarter.
  • The company held $1,087.3 million in total cash and investments and generated $29.5 million of cash from operations for the quarter.

http://www.jdsu.com

Thursday, August 22, 2013

JDSU Sees Huge Opportunity in Mobile Location Insight Services

By monetizing a range of "Location Insight Services" (LIS) mobile operators could unlock a market opportunity worth $11 billion by 2016, according to research compiled by STL Partners and released by JDSU.

Location Insight Services would leverage aggregated and anonymous "trend" information collected from connected consumers’ mobile location data.

The study draws a distinction between LIS and Location Based Services (LBS) for individual subscribers, a market that is estimated to reach $12.7 billion by 2014, according to Juniper Research. So far, mobile operators have struggled to monetized LBS, as most of the revenues have gone to over-the-top (OTT) content players.

The STL Partners research shows that, by contrast, the Location Insight Services segment offers operators a new opportunity to monetize their location data. Mobile operators have the opportunity to aggregate huge volumes of anonymous location data over time and delivering value either directly to businesses, or via partners such as retail planners and advertising agencies.

The research highlights how organizations in industries such as retail, transport, and advertising could benefit hugely from unique LIS that only mobile operators can provide, once anonymous location data has been collated and analysed. For example, mobile analytics could provide valuable insight on the people passing through a given shopping area over time.

"The findings of this report mark a step change in the perceived value of location data and the way in which operators use it,” said Shirin Dehghan, former Arieso CEO, and now head of the location intelligence business unit since its acquisition by JDSU. “For some time, OTT players have led the way in using real-time location data to provide location-centric services to consumers, such as special offers or vouchers. LIS puts the power back in operators’ hands allowing them to monetize the value of their unique asset, mass location intelligence, creating new revenue streams in times where traditional business models remain under extreme pressure."

http://www.telco2research.com/articles/WP_telco2-making-money-from-location-insights
http://www.arieso.com/insights
http://www.jdsu.com

Earlier this year, JDSU acquired Arieso, a developer of location-aware software for mobile network operators, for $85 million in cash.

Arieso, which was based in Newbury, United Kingdom, developed a multi-vendor, location-aware network monitoring and optimization solution that delivers intelligence for more effective network performance engineering.  It also supplied an automated network planning technology that searches all possible configurations to deliver optimum network designs. Arieso said its proprietary algorithms provide highly rich and targeted data from mobile connection events to give mobile operators visibility into service level activity and usage patterns. Arieso’s bookings for calendar 2012 were approximately $27 million.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

JSDU Reports Quarterly Sales of $405 Million, Cites Delayed Carrier Spending


JDSU reported GAAP net revenue  $405.3 million for its fiscal quarter ending 30-March-2013, with net loss of $(28.0) million, or $(0.12) per share.  Prior quarter net revenue was $429.4 million, with net income of $4.1 million, or $0.02 per share. Net revenue for the same period a year ago was $403.3 million, with net loss of $(17.4) million, or $(0.08) per share.

“The March quarter experienced delayed carrier capex budget releases resulting in lower revenue than expected in our Communications Test and Measurement and Optical Communications businesses,” said Tom Waechter, President and CEO of JDSU. “Despite the revenue challenges, the JDSU team delivered solid results in most areas of the business. Our innovation engine and product portfolio align well with our customers’ strategic priorities, enabled by healthy cash generation and our strong balance sheet.”

http://www.jdsu.com

Saturday, March 23, 2013

JDSU Adds OTDR Module for Ultra Long Haul Testing


JDSU introduced a new OTDR module for its T-BERD/MTS-6000 and T-BERD/MTS-8000 V2 analyzers.  The new module expands the EVO family of tests solutions to very long and ultra-long-haul networks.

Specifically, the 8100D module covers ultra-long distances with true 50 dB dynamic range and optimal linearity over the entire trace. It provides the ability to troubleshoot any network from high splitter count 1x 128 FTTH/PON networks to ultra-long-haul point-to-point links.

http://www.jdsu.com

Friday, March 8, 2013

JDSU Acquires Arieso for Mobile Location Awareness


JDSU announced the acquisition of Arieso, a developer of location-aware software for mobile network operators, for $85 million in cash.

Arieso, which is based in Newbury, United Kingdom, offers a multi-vendor, location-aware network monitoring and optimization solution that delivers intelligence for more effective network performance engineering.  It also supplies an automated network planning technology that searches all possible configurations to deliver optimum network designs. Arieso said its proprietary algorithms provide highly rich and targeted data from mobile connection events to give mobile operators visibility into service level activity and usage patterns. Arieso’s bookings for calendar 2012 were approximately $27 million.

JDSU said the acquisition advances its mobility strategy by extending visibility all the way to the subscriber location, providing critical intelligence that allows radio access network (RAN) optimization teams to maximize return on investment by identifying ideal locations for small cells and other self-optimizing network enhancements with surgical precision, across the widest range of technologies and vendors.  JDSU will integrate Arieso’s products with complementary solutions such as PacketPortal, JDSU’s open software platform, providing end-to-end visibility across mobile networks.

“We’re excited about the complementary fit between Arieso and JDSU and the opportunity to extend the customer-centric location aware approach into the service and application domains, allowing mobile network operators to take a truly holistic approach to driving customer experience improvements,” said Shirin Dehghan, Arieso’s CEO.

http://www.jdsu.com
http://www.arieso.com

Thursday, January 31, 2013

JDSU Posts Strong Results

JDSU reported net revenue of $429.4 million and net income of $4.1 million, or $0.02 per share. Prior quarter net revenue was $420.9 million, with a net loss of $(11.6) million, or $(0.05) per share. Net revenue for the fiscal 2012 second quarter was $409.3 million, with a net income of $(10.2) million, or $(0.04) per share.

"JDSU delivered a strong fiscal Q2, with revenue at the top of our guidance range and operating margins exceeding expectations across all three business segments,” said Tom Waechter, President and CEO of JDSU. "We are pleased with the progress we’ve made in aligning our product portfolio with customer spending priorities, resulting in a high percentage of revenue from new products and a positive impact on financial results. We are well-positioned for growth opportunities in 2013."

Some highlights:

  • For Communications & Test product revenue was driven by demand for Ethernet, mobility, 100G and cloud solutions.
  • For Optical, JDSU's total ROADM revenue accounted for 20% of optical revenue compared to 24% in the previous quarter as a result of the VMI transition and timing of key customers.
  • 40G and 100G coherent components and modules are ramping programs.
  • Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific represented 49.9%, 23.8% and 26.3%, respectively, of total net revenue for the quarter.
  • JDSU held $740.2 million in cash and investments and generated $59.4 million of cash from operations for the quarter ended December 29, 2012.

http://www.jdsu.com

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

JDSU Offers Cloud Management Tool for Field Testers

JDSU introduced a cloud-based system to provide network operators with a centralized way to manage and analyze data from thousands of deployed JDSU test instruments in the field.

The new StrataSync application consolidates data from individual test instruments for improved network and workforce visibility.  It provides automated tracking, management and reporting of test instruments.  It also provides network technicians with access to critical data to help them pinpoint and resolve any issues to optimize network performance.

StrataSync will be available in March 2013 and will initially support several JDSU test instruments that include the DSAM, DSAM-6300, HST-3000, T-BERD/MTS-2000, T-BERD/MTS-5800, T-BERD/MTS-6000/6000A and the MTS-8000 products. Future phases of StrataSync support an even broader range of network test instruments and will offer more customizable features.

http://www.jdsu.com/go/stratasync

Thursday, January 10, 2013

JDSU Hires Susan Spradley as GM of Communications Test and Measurement


JDSU named Susan Spradley as senior vice president of its communications test and measurement business unit.  Reporting to David Heard, CommTest’s president, she is responsible for the development and management of the communications test product portfolio, including instruments, probes, software applications and service assurance solutions. Spradley brings more than 20 years of telecommunications industry experience to JDSU, serving in executive positions at Nokia Siemens Networks and Nortel.

JDSU also named Rex Jackson as executive vice president and chief financial officer. has served as acting CFO since September 2012. He joined JDSU two years ago as senior vice president, Business Services, with responsibility for several corporate functions, including Information Technology, where he has driven significant operational improvements. Jackson brings strong financial management experience to the company. Prior to JDSU, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Symyx Technologies.

http://www.jdsu.com

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blueprint 2013: 100G & Self-Aware Networks Take Off; 400G On the Cusp

Consumers these days are hungrier than ever for data, and smart devices are the forks that feed. To keep pace, service providers have begun adopting higher-bandwidth networks like 100G infrastructures to meet ever increasing demand. But the advent of this new technology also brings a heightened need to test and measure the resulting infrastructure so providers ensure they are delivering content to consumers as expected.

Network equipment manufacturers today are indicating that capacity is doubling in their network products every six months. According to research firm IDC, worldwide broadband traffic is expected to reach 116,539 petabytes (one petabyte equals 1,000 terabytes) per month by 2015 thanks to smart devices’ access to high-definition video, social media and other real-time applications. The emerging “connected class” of consumers wants and expects instant access to information and communication in both their work and personal lives.

100G Helps Cool Data Explosion

Not far behind, service providers have begun to juice their bandwidth to accommodate. To bolster network infrastructures, carriers began volume implementations of 100G optical equipment in 2012. 100G took off much quicker than 40G as all network players bought into the overarching need for 100G and developed a healthy market with a variety of competing solutions. Many experts believe that 100G is the new 10G because it creates the new baseline for network performance and its architecture will provide the basis for future technologies. Implementation of 100G started as line cards, much like 10G did in its day, but the technology will quickly become smaller due to new developments in components such as modules – driving down costs and power requirements.

To properly enable a 100G-based network ecosystem, the test and measurement building blocks must be set in place. We see novel technology at the physical layer to guarantee ultra-high bandwidth signals can cross a circuit board. Because 100G touches a rich mix of traffic types, the equipment used to test these networks must be capable of validating the performance with real 100G signals forged from this dynamic mix. Looking forward, as standards are solidified and providers move to 400G in several years, test equipment must continue providing deeper insight into the real issues and root causes with increasing bitrates. Even temperature management poses a challenge as the equipment must work with a wide range of temperatures while offering more insightful applications and test ports in ever-smaller boxes.

Expect 400G in the Near Future

Most agree that 400G will be implemented in two forms – four super carrier wavelengths at 100G using dual polarizations and QPSK modulation or with two carrier wavelengths at 200G using dual polarizations and 16QAM modulation. Each has its benefits and detractions. Four carrier wavelengths at 100G provide better performance over long distances, but consume more spectrum within the fiber. Two carriers at 200G will have a shorter reach, but a more efficient use of spectrum.

Expect to see more solid standards developed around 400G sometime in the next 18 to 36 months, a timeline reminiscent of 100G development.

Self-Aware Networks Take Root

Self-Aware Networks also made significant strides in 2012 and their first full deployments will come in 2013. These are networks that can automatically restore and rebalance bandwidth, optimize performance and lower overall costs for network providers.

These intelligent networks will require test systems to interact with not just the data plane, but also the network’s control plane. It will also require test visibility across the network as a whole, not just an isolated snapshot. One solution on the market currently enables tremendous flexibility and real-time insight into all reaches of the network. They ensure that operators can deliver the service benefits of such networks. With this insight, network managers can see their network as their customers experience it in real time, leading to a successful network and happy customer.

Carriers have now bought into the concept of Self-Aware networks and are committed to their implementation. Other optical equipment makers are now working to get involved and create their own solutions for this promising opportunity.

Test and Measurement Gets Faster, Smarter

Bandwidth increases unquestionably have implications for how companies test and measure network effectiveness. However, providers must also remember that it is not only bandwidth’s sheer quantity, it’s the nature of the bandwidth that becomes critical to the eye. More latency-sensitive real-time video, more complex traffic structures that need to interact with the self-aware network and far higher port densities all affect the test strategy. This is all set against a background of not only increased opex and capex pressure, but with continually increasing customer expectations. Test and measurement equipment must continue to offer novel applications that are ‘aware’ of the nature of the traffic and ‘aware’ of the nature of high-performance, dynamic networks.

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Dr. Paul Brooks is the Product Manager for the JDSU high-speed test portfolio. He covers a wide range of technology including 100 GE and OTU3/4 and has been very involved in developing test procedures for 100G systems and components. He was formerly a principal engineer, leading engineering teams developing a wide range of products for communications test and measurement. Prior to JDSU, Paul was a weapons officer in the Royal Navy specializing in electronic warfare. He currently lives in southern Germany where he laments the lack of first-class rugby.

About JDSU

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) innovates and collaborates with customers to build and operate the highest-performing and highest-value networks in the world.  Our diverse technology portfolio also fights counterfeiting and enables high-powered commercial lasers for a range of applications.  Learn more about JDSU at www.jdsu.com


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

JDSU Sees Cautious Spending by Service Providers

JDSU reported revenues of $420.9 million and a GAAP net loss was $(11.6) million, or $(0.05) per share for its fiscal 2013 first quarter ended September 29, 2012. Prior quarter net revenue was $434.0 million, with a net loss of $(22.2) million, or $(0.10) per share.

Net revenue for the fiscal 2012 first quarter was $415.8 million, with a net loss of $(5.8) million, or (0.03) per share.

The Communications Test and Measurement division accounts for 40% of revenues, while the Communications and Commercial Optical Products division accounts for 46%, and the Optical Security and Performance Products division accounts for the remaining 14%.

"Our solid fiscal Q1 results reflect JDSU’s ability to deliver to its commitments even during periods of economic uncertainty,” said Tom Waechter, JDSU’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

 "Communications service providers continue to spend cautiously due to macro-economic and geo-political concerns. Because of this uncertain climate, we are not projecting the calendar year-end budget release that frequently occurs in the Telecom industry. Looking forward, we are encouraged by the relentless broadband demand that remains a powerful driver for JDSU’s core business. Our ability to differentiate through product innovation, evolve our variable cost model, and maintain a robust balance sheet means that we are well positioned to capitalize on future growth opportunities as the gap closes between demand and actual spending by our core network customers."

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

JDSU to Support RCS VoLTE Interoperability Test


JDSU announced its participation in the RCS VoLTE Interoperability Test (IOT) Event 2012 organized by the MultiService Forum (MSF), ETSI, and GSMA.

The event will be hosted by Telecom Slovenia Group in Sintesio, Kranj, Slovenia and by China Mobile in China Mobile Research Institute Laboratory in Beijing, China, from September 24 to October 12, 2012.

MSF will publish a whitepaper following the event to share the results and findings.

"JDSU is excited to again be part of such a pivotal series of interoperability test events critical to enabling the future of LTE and 4G technologies," said William Vink, a practice leader in JDSU’s Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "

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