SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

May 31, 2011 08:16 ET

Exciting New Products Drive the Optical Components Industry

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on JDS Uniphase & Oclaro

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - Analysts believe that companies in the Optical Components industry remain well positioned to take advantage of several secular shifts relating to the way in which companies and the general population access the internet. Optical fiber companies have a strong outlook because raw-data consumption continues to skyrocket. As data-usage goes up, networks need fiber optics to increase the speeds of their networks. The Bedford Report examines the Optical Components Industry and provides research reports on JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ: JDSU) and Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Some analysts are predicting the fiber optics market will double during the coming years thanks to increased internet use. The fact that the smartphone and mobile device market is highly competitive and the technology is rapidly changing should also ensure that the sector's customers will frequently need to upgrade their networks. The research firm, Ovum, claims that the optical components (OC) market grew by 35 percent last year to earn revenues of $5.6 billion.

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Oclaro reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of 8 cents a share. Oclaro CEO Alain Couder explains that planned new products "are expected to provide revenue growth and gross margin traction in the second half of the calendar year."

Tom Waechter, JDSU's Chief Executive Officer, says this is an "exciting time" as the company's innovation engine and pipeline for new products is robust.

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