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Ciena Recognizes JDSU for Network Innovation

January 28, 2014

JDSU announced it has been recognized for innovation in 100G testing solutions by Ciena, a network equipment manufacturer.

According to a release, Frost & Sullivan, a global industry analyst firm, also awarded JDSU for Ethernet technology leadership. The recent awards showcase JDSU's collaborative approach to innovation addressing key network trends, including growing bandwidth demand, LTE/4G deployment and the expansion of Ethernet throughout the network.

The Company noted that Ciena recently selected JDSU as the recipient of its Innovation Award. During Ciena's Annual Supplier Summit, the Ciena Corporate Procurement team awarded JDSU for the company's role in supporting Ciena's 100G research and development (R&D) and production with network and service-enabling 100G test and measurement solutions.

This is the third year in a row that JDSU has been recognized by Ciena. Prior awards include Strategic Supplier of the Year and Account Team of the Year.

Businesses and consumers continue to place unpredictable bandwidth demands on networks with the increase of streaming video, mobile app downloads, and other applications using a variety of connected mobile devices. Technologies such as 100G are providing the speed to enable future mobile services and applications. JDSU 100G test and measurement solutions used by Ciena, a 100G supplier, help provide visibility and intelligence to help ensure a high quality experience for service providers and their customers.

"Ciena enjoys closely collaborating with companies that help enable next-generation technologies like 100G -- we are very pleased to recognize JDSU for their support," said Shauna Gamble, Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Ciena. "JDSU's 100G test and measurement solutions team have proven to be a valuable partner as we develop core technologies to take on big data, software defined networks, mobile video and other future network trends."

Frost & Sullivan recently named JDSU as its 2013 Global Product Line Strategy Leadership Award winner for Gigabit Ethernet test solutions. This marks the 5th consecutive year that JDSU has been recognized by the analyst group for its Ethernet leadership.

"Frost & Sullivan's research confirms that technological leadership, coupled with close customer collaboration, has enabled JDSU to lead the global Ethernet test equipment market," said Prathima Bommakanti, Senior Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "JDSU's strategy to develop best-in-class, cost-competitive products in conjunction with the latest technologies, has substantially enhanced JDSU's position in the global market."

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