JDSU announces shipment of APD chip designed for GPONs that enable data transmissions for FTTH offerings

January 29, 2008

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MILPITAS, Calif. -- JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; TSX: JDU) today announced that it is now shipping an avalanche photo detector (APD) chip designed for gigabit passive optical networks (GPONs) that enable data transmissions for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) offerings. The new APD chip provides high functionality at a low cost, making it ideal for FTTH deployments.

Network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and their service provider customers are implementing GPON networks and offering FTTH solutions to consumers as a high performance option to hybrid fiber coax (HFC) and digital subscriber line (DSL) solutions for combined high speed voice, video and data transmissions. In order to maintain reasonable costs for these services, the optical components that make up the GPON infrastructure must also be low cost and perform at very high levels to ensure quality of service to consumers.

"The GPON market is starting to take off and is expected to grow at a CAGR of greater than 150 percent over the next several years, as service providers increase FTTH rollouts to consumers," said Lynn Hutcheson, vice president of Communication Components at Ovum RHK. "It makes sense that JDSU would offer an APD chip for GPON, leveraging its expertise at photonic integration and its strength at developing receiver products to deliver a low cost solution to the market."

JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; Toronto: JDU)

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