JDSU ships XFP transceivers for Force10's 10-GbE platform

February 14, 2006 San Jose, CA -- JDSU announced that it has shipped more than 5,000 XFP transceivers to Force10 Networks for use in its TeraScale E-Series family of switches and routers. Force10 says it's leveraging the transceiver technology to provide superior levels of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) density in its products.

February 14, 2006 San Jose, CA -- JDSU announced that it has shipped more than 5,000 XFP transceivers to Force10 Networks for use in its TeraScale E-Series family of switches and routers. Force10 says it's leveraging the transceiver technology to provide superior levels of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) density in its products.

"The smaller size, low power consumption and interface flexibility of JDSU's XFP transceivers have enabled us to build industry-leading 10-GbE densities into the TeraScale E-Series and, in turn, decrease per port prices," comments Sachi Sambandan, vice president of engineering at Force10 Networks. "As adoption of 10-GbE continues to increase, we expect to see more vendors move to XFPs in order to provide the high densities that will be required for ever-growing bandwidth demands."

Force10 says the smaller size of JDSU's XFP transceiver enabled development of a 16-port 10-GbE line card; additionally, Force10 says the lower power consumption of the XFPs over other transceivers enables the TeraScale E-Series to support 224 10-GbE ports per system. According to a press release, customers such as SEGA Corporation, FiberNet Telecom Group, and Vonage have deployed the Force10 TeraScale E-Series, integrated with JDSU's XFP transceivers, to increase the scalability of their high performance 10-GbE networks.

"As the transition to 10G Ethernet networks accelerates, JDSU is well positioned with an XFP transceiver that enables valued customers like Force 10 Networks to achieve key requirements for their systems, including higher density, reduced power, and improved cost-effectiveness," comments Mike Ricci, senior vice president of JDSU's components and modules group.

JDSU says its 10G XFP transceivers are multi-source agreement (MSA)-compliant, designed to offer a smaller size that reduces board space on line cards for optical networking systems, while supporting multiple 10Gbit/sec applications.

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