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JDSU

September 20, 2010 08:30 ET

JDSU Delivers One Millionth Pump Laser to ADVA Optical Networking

Current Shipments at All Time High; Newest Pump Platform Delivers More Than 4 Times the Power of Original Pumps to Support Increasing Bandwidth Demands

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) -  JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced that ADVA Optical Networking is the recipient of JDSU's one millionth 980 nanometer (nm) pump laser, a milestone that establishes JDSU as the leading pump laser supplier for more than a decade.

Pump lasers are used to power erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), a critical optical component that regenerates weakened network signals traveling long distances over optical networks. Service providers are deploying optical networks with flexible infrastructures that can meet increasing consumer demand for the voice, video and data applications that are driving higher internet traffic levels.

The latest JDSU pump laser, called the SP platform, is designed to provide high performance to network equipment manufacturers in a reliable and low cost package. The SP platform also operates up to 660 milliwatts of optical power, or more than 4 times the power compared to the first pumps JDSU introduced over a decade ago. This drastic increase in performance is needed to support increasing bandwidth demands.

"ADVA Optical Networking has one of the most flexible and scalable optical transmission platforms in the industry," said Christoph Glingener, CTO at ADVA Optical Networking. "Unlike most other system vendors, we design and manufacture our own modules, delivering leading edge performance for backhaul, metro core and long haul networks. JDSU has been a key optical components supplier to ADVA Optical Networking over the past decade and we appreciate the reliability and value that JDSU pump lasers deliver."

"JDSU is shipping high-power 980 nm pump lasers at an all-time record pace, while rapidly ramping our SP platform to meet customer demands for more bandwidth," said Toby Strite, marketing director for Transport Components at JDSU.

More information can be found at: http://www.jdsu.com/products/optical-communications/products/pump-lasers/pump-laser-980-660mw.html.

About JDSU
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, network equipment manufacturers, enterprise customers, and mobile operators. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. To learn more about JDSU please visit www.jdsu.com, www.jdsu.tv, and follow JDSU on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jdsu.

About ADVA Optical Networking
ADVA Optical Networking (FRANKFURT: ADV) is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company's FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers' networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company has become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.