Monday, February 15, 2021

Ericsson teams with T-Systems on campus networking internationally

Ericsson and T-Systems, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Telekom Group, are offering fully integrated campus network solutions to partners worldwide. This extends a previous agreement that was in place for Germany.

The solutions, which are based on Ericsson's Campus Network infrastructure and T-Systems' Edge Computing capabilities, are designed for use cases such as factory shop floors, logistics centers, airports, ports, oil and gas campuses and power plants.

The private network, which is isolated from the public network, is for the enterprise's exclusive use. Thanks to dedicated spectrum usage and quality-of-service mechanisms, the private network can provide more secure, reliable and predictable 4G or 5G connectivity.

Adel Al-Saleh, CEO T-Systems and Board Member of Deutsche Telekom AG, says: “As enterprises look to scale up their digitalization and automation, working together with Ericsson enables us to meet global business needs quickly and securely. We can bring this technology to more customers in a way that is seamless, managed end-to-end, and scalable as customer needs evolve. ”

Thomas Norén, Head of Dedicated Networks, Ericsson, says: “By joining T-Systems and Ericsson campus networks abilities, we are offering enterprises the ability to accelerate their path to Industry 4.0 with more advanced use cases. With the evolution to 5G, the networks will support applications that require even more bandwidth and lower latency. Ericsson's portfolio of dedicated networks delivers reliable and secure wireless connectivity.”

II-VI outbids Lumentum in competition to acquire Coherent

 II-VI made an offer to acquire Coherent, a global laser technology leader, in a cash and stock transaction priced at $260.00 per Coherent share (Coherent’s shareholders would receive $130.00 in cash and 1.3055 II-VI common shares for each Coherent share), based on the company closing stock price on February 11th.

II-VI’s proposal represents a premium of 24.0% to the implied value of Coherent’s merger agreement with Lumentum, based on Lumentum’s closing share price on February 11th, and a 9.8% premium to the implied value of MKS Instruments’ acquisition proposal based on MKS’ closing share price on February 11th. 

II-VI argues that its bid had a has greater certainty of closing because of substantially less product overlap with Coherent. II-VI also expects to achieve estimated, combined run-rate synergies of $200 million annually within 36 months. II-VI anticipates the transaction to be accretive to non-GAAP EPS in the second year following closing.

“The combination of II-VI and Coherent would create a uniquely strategic global leader capable of delivering to our customers the most attractive combination of photonic solutions, compound semiconductors, as well as laser technology and systems. We believe now is the right time to embark on this combination given significant megatrends, with burgeoning applications in both industrial and semiconductor capital equipment segments, including those that enable consumer electronics and displays. Moreover, II-VI expects to accelerate our growth in aerospace & defense, life sciences, and laser additive manufacturing by utilizing our compelling integrated solutions in lasers, optics, and electronics. With expanded capabilities, we expect to collaborate even more broadly across our customer base as their design-in leader of choice. In addition, with our culture of innovation and strong track record of merger integration, we expect to deliver significant value to all stakeholders, including both companies’ shareholders, customers, employees, and business partners,” said Dr. Vincent D. Mattera, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of II-VI.

Lumentum to acquire Coherent for its photonics and laser expertise

 Lumentum agreed to acquire Coherent in a cash and stock transaction valued at $5.7 billion, with Coherent stockholders receiving $100.00 per share in cash and 1.1851 shares of Lumentum common stock for each Coherent share they own. The combination will create a leading photonics company with significant positions in the growing market for photonics, an expansive global customer base and a well-diversified revenue mix. The transaction value represents a premium of 49% to Coherent's closing price on January 15, 2021.

Coherent, which was founded in 1966 and is based in Santa Clara, California, is a leading supplier of photonics and lasers used in the microelectronics, precision manufacturing, instrumentation, and aerospace & defense markets. For its most recent fiscal quarter ended January 2, 2021, Coherent has announced preliminary revenue in the range of $325 - $327 million.

Lumentum, which is based in San Jose, California, is a leading supplier of photonic solutions for the Telecom, Datacom, and 3D Sensing markets.

Lumentum said the acquisition of Coherent accelerates its penetration of the more than $10 billion market for lasers and photonics outside of the communications and 3D sensing applications. Lumentum also expects photonics "to play an increasing role in the accelerating shift to increasingly digital and virtual approaches to work and daily life, addressing climate change, new approaches to health care and monitoring, and addressing new safety and security." The combined company is expected to generate more than $150 million in annual run-rate synergies within 24 months of the closing of the transaction.

SpaceX completes 19th Starlink mission, bringing constellation to 1, 145

SpaceX successfully completed its 19th Starlink launch mission, delivering a further 60 satellites to orbit, bringing the total number of Starlink satellites launched to date to over 1,145. 

Following Monday night's launch, the booster rocket missed the landing on a drone ship off the Florida coast. This launch was the sixth launch of this particular Falcon 9 booster.

Starlink is now delivering initial beta service both domestically and internationally. The company says users can expect to see data speeds vary from 50 Mbps to 150 Mbps and latency from 20ms to 40ms in most locations.

Orange Marine picks VARD shipyard to build next cable ship

Orange Marine has again selected ship design from VARD to expand its fleet of fiber optic cable repair ships.  

The vessel will be built by Colombo Dockyard which has experience from building the cable laying and repair vessel of VARD 9 01 design “KDDI Cable Infinity” in 2019 to Kokusai Cable Ship Ltd of Japan. 

Orange Marine builds its latest cable ship

Orange Marine recently confirmed plans to build a next gen cable ship specially designed for the maintenance of submarine cables, both fiber optic telecommunication cables and inter-array power cables used in offshore windfarms. 

The new ship, which promises to be more efficient and environmentally friendly, will replace C/S Raymond Croze, launched in 1983 and which carried out more than one hundred cable repairs, mostly in Mediterranean, Black Sea and Red Sea. It will fly the French flag.

Orange Marine said the ship will be equipped with the latest state of the art equipment, in particular:

  • Her streamlined hull is designed to reduce fuel consumption, 25% lower than average existing cable ships, and will be optimized for cable repairs,
  • Her Azipod marine propulsion thrusters will give her unmatched maneuverability and reliability,
  • The ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) used for cutting, inspecting and burying cables will be stored onboard in a dedicated hangar,
  • The hybrid energy management system based on fuel production and electrical storage back-up using batteries will reduce her fuel consumption during cable works and will prevent any unexpected shutdown of a generator,
  • Her capability to be connected through onshore power supply will enable her to reduce her carbon emissions when berthed.
  • Everything has been carefully designed to reduce her environmental footprint, which will lead to a reduction of 20% in CO2 emissions and an 80% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions. 

Didier Dillard, CEO of Orange Marine, commented: “The decision to build this vessel is very good news for Orange Marine, its employees and its customers. We will have a new and high-performance tool, with a low environmental footprint, which will allow us to offer high-quality services for several decades to our customers, not only owners of submarine telecommunications cables but also operators of  offshore wind farms.”

Jean-Luc Vuillemin, Executive Vice President of Orange in charge of international networks, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Orange Marine, added: “The decision to build the latest generation cable vessel shows how much Orange believes in the future of the submarine cables market. Repair vessels are of strategic importance in maintaining global internet connectivity which relies over 80% on submarine cables. This new vessel allows us to be part of a long-term strategy to ensure that our network is well maintained and that Orange Marine continues to have the means to carry out its missions with state-of-the-art tools."

Telefónica builds cloud native IoT with Mavenir packet core and AWS

Telefónica is preparing to launch a managed IoT connectivity service based Mavenir’s packet core solution and AWS’s cloud infrastructure. 

Mavenir's cloud native functions will be hosted in AWS. 

Mavenir said the use of the cloud enables advanced, new functionalities for end users that were not previously possible: local data processing/storage, direct connectivity to other cloud services, and global low latency. 

The new service is managed through Telefonica’s Kite IoT platform, which provides a simple interface accessible from anywhere via the web or APIs so that industrial, manufacturing, public sector and automotive customers can better manage and control their IoT connectivity. 

The project is being developed by the Telefónica’s Core Innovation team in collaboration with Telefónica Tech’s IoT & Big Data unit. The pre-commercial activities cover the deployment of the Mavenir Packet Core on AWS, integration with Telefónica Tech’s KITE platform, and automation of the end-to-end service.

“Mavenir’s Converged Packet core built upon web-scale technology and cloud native principles provides support for 4G functionalities and facilitates easy deployment on AWS, offering a compact and efficient model in terms of cost and resources”, said Ashok Khuntia, EVP/GM, Packet Computing at Mavenir, “We are excited to work with Telefónica to integrate our packet core solution with Telefonica’s KITE platform over AWS”.

Anritsu supplies 5G platform to Cynergy

Cynergy U.S., one of the industry’s leading reverse logistics companies specializing in wireless device test, repair, and refurbishment, has chosen the Anritsu Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A 5G platform and Radio Communications Analyzer MT8821C 4G/LTE platform to offer turnkey 5G device testing to customers. 

Anritsu said its MT8000A meets all the diverse testing requirements of 5G in a single solution that supports Frequency Range 1 (FR1) 6 GHz and Frequency Range 2 (FR2) millimeter wave (mmWave) bands. One of the first commercialized 5G test platforms, the MT8000A has played a significant role in 5G chipset development, 5G device R&D, 5G conformance test, and 5G Carrier Acceptance.

The Anritsu MT8821C wideband radio communication analyzer provides cellular (3G/4G) testing. Its unique Parallel Phone Measurement (PPM) allows one instrument to support two MT8000As, which lowers cost-of-test and reduces bench space. When integrated, the MT8000A and MT8821C test platforms provide complete coverage of all major commercial cellular technologies.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Microsoft to build datacenter region in Georgia - “East US 3”

Microsoft plans to build its next U.S. data center region—“East US 3”—in Georgia, with presence in both Fulton and Douglas counties, near Atlanta.

In choosing the location, Microsoft said a range of criteria, including proximity to population centers, a broad, reliable and stable power source, multiple high-capacity network connections, a large pool of qualified labor, and affordable and clean energy. 

Microsoft has announced more than 60 datacenter regions around the globe, each comprising multiple datacenters.

Microsoft Azure to connect to the International Space Station with HPE

Microsoft is working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to connect Azure directly to space using HPE’s upcoming launch of its Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2), which will deliver edge computing and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities together for the first time on the International Space Station (ISS). 

HPE’s Spaceborne Computer-2, which is scheduled to launch into orbit for the ISS on the 15th Northrop Grumman Resupply Mission to Space Station (NG-15), is built on the HPE Edgeline Converged Edge system for harsh edge environments. A connection from  Spaceborne Computer-2 to Microsoft Azure will be established through NASA and the HPE ground station.

Microsoft Research and Azure Space engineering teams are evaluating the potential of HPE’s space, state-of-the-art processing in conjunction with hyperscale Azure.

Analytical Space selected for satellite-based Fast Pixel Network

Analytical Space was awarded a $26.4 million, three-year contract by the Department of the Air Force's commercial investment arm (AF Ventures), with joint funding from the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), for the development, launch, and deployment of six satellites and two additional hosted payload network nodes for Analytical Space’s Fast Pixel Network.

The Fast Pixel NetworkTM is a data transport network in low Earth orbit that ingests data from geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) collection satellites, routes that ingested data from node to node via high speed optical intersatellite links and delivers that data in real time to military operators, intelligence analysts, and commercial consumers of satellite data. Operating in the space between those GEOINT satellites and existing ground station networks, the Fast Pixel Network layer enables critical space-derived intelligence to reach end users with very low latency across diverse data pathways. 

“The Analytical Space team is thrilled to bring this cutting-edge capability to bear for the United States Space Force and its partner services and agencies,” said Gil Valdes, the Business Development Lead for Government Programs at Analytical Space. “As the space domain becomes more contested over the coming decades, maintaining connectivity with space-based assets and the data they produce will be absolutely critical. Analytical Space is proud to play a key role in ensuring that future for the United States and its allies.”

II-VI intros double-junction VCSEL arrays for 3D sensing

II‐VI introduced its double-junction vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays for next-generation world-facing 3D sensing applications.

II-VI’s new VCSEL arrays are based on a double-junction technology that doubles the power output per VCSEL emitter and improves the power conversion efficiency to 56%, compared with 46% in existing single-junction technology. The company says this can be leveraged for a number of differentiating benefits, including higher output power to sense farther and wider, reduced battery power consumption, and smaller size to achieve lower cost and to enable more inconspicuous designs.

II-VI’s double-junction VCSEL arrays emit at 940 nm, and their steep slope efficiencies enable very short pulses of very high peak powers. The VCSEL arrays are designed for low-cost non-hermetic packaging and, like the single-junction arrays, can be reliably and cost-effectively scaled in total power by increasing the number of emitters per chip. They can also be produced in high volume on II-VI’s vertically integrated 6-inch platform.

“We have developed over the years strong partnerships with our customers, closely collaborating on the development of long-term technology and product roadmaps aimed at providing breakthrough solutions and continuously elevating user experience in 3D sensing,” said Dr. Julie Eng, Sr. Vice President, Optoelectronic & RF Devices Business Unit. “A few years ago, we successfully scaled our vertically integrated GaAs optoelectronics technology platform from 3-inch to 6-inch, which enabled us to shorten our development cycles and introduce new products to meet aggressive market windows. We are now once again evolving the platform, this time with a leap to double-junction technology that we believe will unlock exciting new use cases, such as farther depth of sensing in world-facing applications and seamless integration into consumer products for AR and VR applications.”

Sabey Data Center Properties attracts $150M in new investment

Sabey Data Center Properties LLC (SDCP) closed a $150 million investment by Manulife Investment Management, which was funded from the John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) balance sheet as well as third party managed accounts.

SDCP is one of the largest and greenest privately held data center owner/developer/operators in the United States, as well as the sole data center ABS master trust platform with an S&P A+ credit rating.  

The company said the funds from this closing will be used to capitalize on robust tenant demand for data center space by growing its portfolio.

“The Sabey partnership with National Real Estate Advisors has been key to our success in expanding our nationwide data center footprint and we are pleased to welcome Manulife Investment Management as a new strategic partner,” said Dave Sabey, Chairman & President, Sabey Corporation. “Demand for digital capacity will continue to increase, and Sabey Data Center Properties is dedicated to meeting that demand.”

Pivotal Commware secures $50M for Holographic Beam Forming

Pivotal Commware, a start-up based in Kirkland, Washington, announced $50 million in C round funding for its Holographic Beam Forming technology for 5G mmWave infrastructure.

Pivotal’s mmWave product ecosystem includes its WaveScape network modelling tool, Pivot 5G outdoor network repeaters, Echo 5G indoor subscriber repeaters, and Intelligent Beam Management System (IBMS) for remote management and optimization.  

The company plans to extend its products and services into mid-band frequencies like the recently auctioned C-Band, CBRS, Band n53 and other upcoming frequency bands.

The funding round was led by an affiliate of Tracker Capital Management, which was founded by Stephen A. Feinberg who is also Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Cerberus Capital Management. Tracker Capital was joined in this round by Devonshire Investors, the private investment firm affiliated with FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments. Pivotal’s existing investors, including DIG Investment, Thermo, Lux Capital and Bill Gates, also participated in the financing.

“As the telecom industry evolves globally, we believe that Pivotal is at the forefront of the next wave of telecom infrastructure providers,” said Pivotal CEO Brian Deutsch. “For 5G, ultra-wideband mmWave is the real game changer and Pivotal has built the complete solution for rapid, cost-effective deployment of these high-value networks. We are extremely pleased to have a partner like Tracker Capital, with its extensive telecom horsepower and expertise that shares our vision for the future of our crucial and rapidly expanding industry.”

Pivotal COO Chris Brandon commented: “This capital will allow Pivotal to become a significant 5G telecom infrastructure provider on a global stage.”

Cloudflare posts Q4 sales of $126M, up 50% year-over-year

 Cloudflare reported Q4 2020 revenue of $125.9 million, representing an increase of 50% year-over-year. GAAP gross profit was $96.9 million, or 76.9% gross margin, compared to $65.7 million, or 78.3%, in the fourth quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP gross profit was $98.3 million, or 78.1% gross margin, compared to $66.0 million, or 78.7%, in the fourth quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP net loss was $7.4 million, compared to $16.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. GAAP net loss per share was $0.11, compared to $0.10 in the fourth quarter of 2019. Non-GAAP net loss per share was $0.02, compared to $0.06 in the fourth quarter of 2019.

“We had a remarkable end to a year we’ll never forget, delivering a record fourth quarter and full year 2020. Our paid customer count grew to more than 111,000, with our largest customers continuing to be our strongest growth area,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “We helped our customers shift away from the weight of the appliances that held them down when they needed flexibility to succeed, and delivered more than 550 products and capabilities during 2020 that also supported needs bigger than all of us—whether it was helping to secure the US election from cyberattacks or ensuring COVID-19 vaccine registration sites withstand demand with Project Fair Shot. Innovation is the energy that fuels Cloudflare, differentiates us in the market, and enables us to help build a better Internet.”

Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request, yielding improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

Amazon commits to 50% capacity of offshore wind project in the Netherlands

Amazon announced its largest single renewable energy project yet -- a new offshore wind project in the Netherlands backed by the Crosswind Consortium, a joint venture between energy companies Shell and Eneco.

The Amazon-Shell HKN Offshore Wind Project, which is scheduled for operation by 2024, promises an overall capacity of 759 megawatts (MW). Amazon is purchasing over 50 percent of that capacity, a total of 380 MW, to power its operations in Europe.

Nokia teams with Brazil's Telecom R&D center on Open RAN

Nokia is working with Brazil’s Telecommunications Research and Development Center (CPQD), an independent government-affiliated research body, to jointly develop applications and solutions based on the Open RAN (O-RAN) compliant near-real-time RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC). 

The RIC is a virtualized 5G optimization technology that adds programmability to the Radio Access Network (RAN) and enables artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) as well as new services. It provides a framework for deploying applications from multiple sources. The near-real-time RIC platform provides functions and interfaces that boost optimization, automation, and faster, more flexible service deployments.

Nokia said the collaboration will leverage its Service Enablement Platform (SEP), which combines the capabilities of the RIC and multi-access edge computing (MEC).

Use cases include fixed wireless access (FWA), smart cities, IoT for Industry 4.0, and critical networks, which will be customized for the Brazilian market.  

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

América Móvil looks to sell its tower business

América Móvil announced plans to sell its telecommunications towers and other related passive infrastructure in Latin American countries where it currently operates. The sale process is just beginning and a buyer has not yet been found.

América Móvil said the divestiture will maximize the infrastructure’s value, as the resulting entities will be independent from AMX, with their own management and personnel, exclusively focused on developing, building, and sharing telecommunications towers for wireless services.

Separately, América Móvil reported Q4 2020 revenues of 255 billion pesos were down 3.1% in Mexican peso terms from the year-earlier quarter with equipment revenues falling 9.4% and

service revenues that were almost flat from a year before. The company added 6.8 million wireless subscribers in the quarter, twice as many as in the precedent quarter. They included 2.7 million mobile postpaid subscribers of which almost two million subs came from Brazil, 223 thousand from Peru and 201 thousand from Colombia. In the prepaid segment, the company gained 4.0 million clients, with Brazil and Mexico adding 1.2 million subs each.

Digital Realty expands its Santa Clara data center campus

 Digital Realty announced a significant expansion of its Santa Clara connected campus in the heart of Silicon Valley.  

The 430,000 square foot, four-story project will support the digital business strategies of enterprises and service providers within a highly connected and growing Bay Area community of over 360 enterprises, network, content and cloud providers, including direct access to AWS and IBM Clouds.  

A planned new dark fiber ring will directly extend metro connectivity to key centers of data exchange on Digital Realty's Santa Clara, Oakland and San Francisco connected campuses, including the highly connected carrier-neutral hub at 200 Paul Avenue in San Francisco.  

The project, which is being developed in partnership with Pelio & Associates,  will be built with the use of sustainable materials, including recycled concrete and steel.  The data center is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.

"We are committed to providing our Bay Area customers and partners a future growth path that will overcome data gravity barriers and support their digital ambitions," said Tony Bishop, Digital Realty Senior Vice President, Platform, Growth & Marketing.  "Today's announcement marks another milestone on the roadmap for extending the global reach of PlatformDIGITAL® and will spur continued opportunities for innovation at the heart of the vibrant tech community in Silicon Valley."

Equinix revenues rises 8% as major building program continues

 Equinix reported Q4 2020 revenue of $5.999 billion, an increase of 8% over the previous year, $2.853 billion in adjusted EBITDA, and a 48% adjusted margin. 

Charles Meyers, President and CEO, Equinix, states:  “While 2020 brought about a landscape of challenges and change, Equinix continued to innovate and adapt, serving as a trusted partner to our customers on their digital transformation journey. We continued to extend our market leadership, delivering approximately $6 billion of revenue and driving healthy growth both on the top-line and at the per-share level. As we look ahead, I am as optimistic as ever about our business and the expanding opportunity to serve our customers, partners and shareholders as the world’s digital infrastructure company.”

Some highlights:

  • Interconnection revenues grew 14% year-over-year from customer adoption of Equinix Fabric.  
  • In 2020, Equinix completed 20 new expansions, the most active build year ever. 
  • New 2021 expansions include Geneva, Genoa, Madrid, Manchester, Muscat, New York and Osaka metros, with 44 large projects underway across 30 markets and 20 countries. 
  • Equinix has 44 major builds underway in 30 markets across 20 countries including 8 xScale builds in all three regions of the world
  • Cloud & IT Services customers account for 29% of recurring revenues, while Network customers account for 24%, and Enterprise customers account for 18%.
  • By geography, Americas represents 45% of revenue, EMEA is 33%, and AsiaPac is 22%.
  • Global footprint now includes: 227 data centers in 63 metros
  • Network density: 1,800+ networks; including 100% of Tier 1 Network Routes

Openreach activates first customer on ADTRAN’s GPON

Openreach has activated its first live subscriber with the ADTRAN SDX series fibre access platform and the Mosaic Cloud network automation platform.

This announcement comes as Openreach continues its record build rates for its Full Fibre broadband programme. With Openreach engineers now delivering faster, more reliable connectivity to 42,000 homes and businesses every week.  ADTRAN said its SD-Access portfolio will be instrumental in expanding delivery of the Full Fibre programme to UK homes and businesses.

Peter Bell, Director, Network Technology, Openreach said: “We’re fully committed to building the UK’s leading ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband network and to reinforce our vital role in keeping the nation connected. We’re confident that our new network will help deliver a host of social and economic benefits to the UK – from boosting productivity to enabling more home working and fewer commuting trips."

Stuart Broome, Vice President of EMEA Sales, ADTRAN said: “ADTRAN is dedicated to delivering the products, technology and services required to support Openreach in its highly ambitious nationwide deployment goals. We are completely committed to the goal of making multi-gigabit services available across the UK to every home and business. We’re excited to see the network capability advancing so rapidly and look forward to expanding the deployment as part of this partnership.”

Openreach picks ADTRAN's OLTs and Cloud Platform

Openreach, the wholesale infrastructure arm of BT, has selected ADTRAN’s SDX Series of OLTs and Mosaic Cloud Platform to help it achieve its ambition of making gigabit and multi-gigabit services available to 20 million homes across the UK by the mid-to-late 2020s with its Full Fibre network. ADTRAN said its SDX platform will enable Openreach to economically scale its GPON and XGS-PON network with a level of flexibility that could not be realized...

Viavi relocates from California to Arizona

Viavi Solutions will relocate its corporate headquarters from San Jose, California to Chandler, Arizona.  The company will also establish a new manufacturing faclity in Chandler for its Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) segment.

VIAVI is a global leader in network test, monitoring and assurance solutions for communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, government and avionics. The company is also a leader in light management solutions for 3D sensing, anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive and defense applications. VIAVI generated $1.14 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2020, and has more than 3,600 employees in 50 locations throughout North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific/Japan/China.

"As a global company, the right locations have been critical to our business success, and we have always contributed to the communities where we operate," said Oleg Khaykin, President and Chief Executive Officer, VIAVI. "We are excited to establish a major new hub in Chandler, Arizona and expand our involvement in the state's optics ecosystem."