JDSU to Highlight Solutions Designed to Advance Agile Optical Networks at OFC/NFOEC 2007


JDSU Leaders to Provide Industry Commentary During Several Conference Sessions

MILPITAS, Calif., March 20 // -- JDSU announced today that it will highlight solutions from its optical communications and communications test and measurement portfolios at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optics Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) in Anaheim, California from March 27 - 29th. The solutions are designed to advance agile optical networks (AON) and help support on-demand traffic generated by consumers and enterprises.

"On-demand applications have exploded in popularity over the past year, and are driving an ever-increasing need for flexible and high-quality network products and services," said Enzo Signore, vice president of Corporate Marketing at JDSU. "With our solutions, JDSU helps to ensure high quality and reliability at every stage of network development and deployment to support the evolution of agile optical networks."

JDSU will showcase a variety of optical communications solutions at OFC/NFOEC, including new developments in its wavelength selective switch (WSS) offerings, and advances to its tunable transmission, amplification, and storage area network extension systems and components.

Communications test and measurement demonstrations will include new capabilities for JDSU's widely adopted T-BERD 8000 fiber optic test instrument that further enables field technicians to test next-generation network elements. JDSU also will demonstrate OCETS Plus, designed for the latest requirements in optical component qualification testing, and the OTU-8000, a rack-mounted remote test and monitoring unit for fiber optic networks. JDSU will also display combined product offerings with several of its industry partners, including Ciena Corporation, during the event. JDSU invites attendees to visit booth # 2421 during OFC/NFOEC exhibit hours to learn more about how JDSU is advancing AON.

During OFC/NFOEC, JDSU leaders will provide industry insight and commentary on a variety of topics, including:

OSA Executive Forum -- "State of the Industry -- The Components Establishment"

Monday, March 26, 1:30 - 3:00 P.M., Anaheim Hilton

Mike Ricci, senior vice president and general manager for JDSU's Optical Communications group, will participate on a panel with other executives to provide an industry outlook, discuss product and market diversity and market opportunities in the telecom industry.

"ROADM Technology and Functionality: The Road Ahead"
Thursday, March 29, 8:30 - 10:30 A.M., OFC/NFOEC Exhibit Floor Theater

Jy Bhardwaj, general manager of Agile Optical Networks (AON) at JDSU, will participate on this MarketWatch panel with other industry leaders to discuss emerging technologies for the ROADM (reconfigurable add/drop multiplexor), a key component of the AON.

"MultiPort/WSS ROADM Technologies: Performance Comparisons"
Sunday, March 25, 4:30 - 7:30 P.M., Ballroom D

Gurpreet Mand, JDSU's product line manager of WSS products and Paul Colbourne, senior optical designer at JDSU, will present in a workshop that covers the rapid emergence of WSS (wavelength selective switch) and ROADM technology to manage network traffic.

"Challenges in Meshed Optical Networks"
Monday, March 26, 8:00 -11:00 A.M., Ballroom D

Barrie Keyworth, JDSU's director of Technology for AON, will participate on a panel with other experts to examine all aspects of planning and deploying photonic mesh networks, and the enabling technologies and features that provide value-added functionality.

"Transmission Subsystems and Network Elements"
Thursday, March 29, 3:00 - 4:00 P.M.

Madhu Krishnaswamy, senior product line manager of Network Systems at JDSU, will outline the network elements of ROADMs during this tutorial. He will also provide an overview of key architectural, functional and operational metrics of ROADM network elements against a variety of networking application requirements.

Several JDSU experts also will present a number of technology papers during the event. Please visit the OFC/NFOEC website for the most current agenda at: http://www.ofcnfoec.org/conference_program/.

About JDSU

JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; TSX: JDU) is committed to enabling broadband & optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is a leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. Furthermore, JDSU is the leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at www.jdsu.com/.

Source: JDSU

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