October 04, 2010 08:30 ET

JDSU Named ROADM Market Leader in New Infonetics Report

Telecom Research Firm Indicates JDSU Captured 38 Percent Total ROADM Revenue and 39 Percent of ROADM Shipments in First Half of 2010

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced that Infonetics Research, a telecom market research firm, identified JDSU as the leading provider of Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) products for the first half of calendar year 2010 in its "2010 Biannual ROADM Components" report. Findings indicate that JDSU captured 38 percent of total ROADM revenue and 39 percent of all ROADM units shipped during this time.

"JDSU has been providing leading ROADM technology and integration capabilities to the optical market since the beginning, even back in the days when liquid crystal wavelength blockers were first introduced," said Brandon Collings, CTO of Optical Communications at JDSU. "We are committed to a continued focus on R&D and on our extensive ROADM roadmap to ensure we not only maintain market leadership but also the technology leadership our customers and service providers require for the Self Aware Networks of the future."

ROADM products offered by JDSU make it possible for network operators to add or drop network capacity and to flexibly support increased bandwidth needs in various parts of the network so that consumers and business can use on demand services such as voice, video and data applications. JDSU is the only company that offers all three leading ROADM technologies that include Liquid Crystal (LC), Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) applications to address various market needs.

Additional Infonetics Report Highlights

  • The WDM ROADM optical equipment market will remain the fastest growing segment of the optical equipment business.
  • The key component fueling growth in the WDM ROADM space is the wavelength selective switch (WSS), which allows wavelength route provisioning to become dynamic and protection switching to take place at the optical layer rather than the electrical layer.
  • Worldwide revenue from WSS components with 50GHz of channel spacing is forecast to account for more than half of the market by 2012.

Infonetics Report Synopsis
Infonetics' biannual ROADM Components report provides market size, market share, forecasts, and in-depth analysis on WSS components (revenue and units), with added historical and current ROADM optical equipment market size and share for a big-picture view of the market. The report provides WSS component pricing trends, supplier size, ASP forecast, deployment models, and market drivers and trends.

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,, and follow JDSU on Twitter: