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December 2, 2004
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ: JDSU and TSX: JDU.NV) today announced that it has shipped over 20,000 optical communications circuit packs and subsystems, and introduced two new off-the-shelf subsystems: the EDFA and the industry’s first Wavelength Blocker subsystems. The high degree of integration, functionality, and support for standard management interfaces helps system manufacturers accelerate their time-to-market while saving internal resources as they focus on designing more complex multi-service optical systems.
“We appreciate our customers’ repeated confidence in our ability to design and manufacture complex optical subsystem products,” said Thomas Znotins, senior vice president of JDS Uniphase’s Subsystem Products Group. “Many customers are now relying on our broad optical, software, and network management experience to provide them with innovative, off-the-shelf optical subsystems.”
In a separate release:
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ: JDSU and TSX: JDU.NV) today announced that it has shipped over 1,000 wavelength management modules. These products are used by optical communication system manufacturers in next generation designs that can be reconfigured remotely, even automatically, to allow service operators to quickly and cost-effectively adapt to changes in network demands.
"Carriers are seeking to include reconfigurable wavelength management to increase the flexibility of their optical networks, and we believe that this capability will be widely deployed in the network over the next 3-5 years," said Roy Rubenstein, Senior Analyst for telecom market research and advisory firm RHK, Inc. "JDS Uniphase is well placed to benefit from the market for reconfigurable wavelength modules with its mix of optical component platforms and technologies. We estimate that the market for systems containing these types of modules is already over $100 million and is one of the fastest growing segments within optical networking."
For service providers feeling competitive pressure to become more cost-effective, these systems offer increased network flexibility while reducing capital and operating costs. JDS Uniphase wavelength management modules have been selected by leading system manufacturers and are currently deployed by several of the world’s largest telecommunications service providers.
“Because of the long-term reliability needs of equipment installed in the network, Siemens AG is uncompromising about building quality into every aspect of our systems, and that includes our selection of suppliers,” said Patrick Leisching, Head of Department for Optical Systems, Siemens AG. “Because of JDS Uniphase’s technical expertise and field-proven experience they were a natural choice as a supplier for Siemens’ reconfigurable, next-generation system.”
JDS Uniphase Corp.
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