May 23, 2012 08:30 ET

Ciena Grants JDSU Strategic Supplier of the Year Award

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2012) - JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced that it has been granted the Strategic Supplier of the Year award by Ciena, a leading network equipment manufacturer. JDSU was recognized with the award for its innovation, team work, quality and responsiveness to Ciena's requirements for optical components and subsystems.

Bandwidth demands on networks continue to increase and become more unpredictable as consumers and businesses access online video and other applications through a variety of new devices such as smart phones and tablets. Incorporating innovative, flexible and cost-effective optical solutions into network architectures helps companies like Ciena increase the agility and speed of networks. This helps to ensure a quality online experience for service providers and their customers.

"Demands on networks are only going to continue to increase as new ways are created for people to connect and communicate," said Alan Lowe, president of the CCOP business segment at JDSU. "We are honored to be recognized by Ciena as a valuable partner that collaborates with them on impactful optical solutions that are helping to define networks for the future."

Last year, JDSU was recognized by Ciena with its Account Team of the Year Award.

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JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) innovates and markets diverse technologies that enhance the way people experience the world every day. We enable fast, high-quality communications, secure financial transactions, reliable consumer electronics, green energy, differentiated brands and a host of other solutions. We provide these solutions through three business segments: Communications Test and Measurement, Communications and Commercial Optical Products, and Advanced Optical Technologies. To learn more about JDSU, please visit and Follow us on JDSU Perspectives, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.