JDSU joins Nortel's Carrier Ethernet Ecosystem

FEBRUARY 12, 2008 -- JDSU has joined the Nortel -led Carrier Ethernet Ecosystem, a group of companies dedicated to developing new, Ethernet-based approaches to meeting burgeoning bandwidth demands from the increasing popularity of HD video, social media, and advanced business services.

FEBRUARY 12, 2008 -- JDSU (search for JDSU) has joined the Nortel-led (search for Nortel) Carrier Ethernet Ecosystem, a group of companies dedicated to developing new, Ethernet-based approaches to meeting burgeoning bandwidth demands from the increasing popularity of HD video, social media, and advanced business services. The Carrier Ethernet Ecosystem is designed to provide service providers with the ability to create and extend Carrier Ethernet at a fraction of previous costs.

"The value proposition of Carrier Ethernet is its simplicity and favorable economics. The focus of the Carrier Ethernet Ecosystem is to make these solutions -- which benefit from each partner's unique expertise -- integrated, interoperable, and ready for deployment. Working with an experienced innovator like JDSU expands the capabilities of the Ecosystem and ultimately helps to promote the use of Carrier Ethernet technologies like PBB and PBT," said Mike Adams, vice president of strategy and architecture, metro Ethernet networks, Nortel. "Their addition will add breadth and depth to the Ecosystem community as we strive to achieve practical interoperability among our growing set of solutions."

JDSU's Metro Ethernet test and measurement portfolio includes a range of Ethernet test instruments, systems, and software that enables analysis of all seven layers of Metro Ethernet services. The company says that elements of its Metro Ethernet portfolio are deployed worldwide "by most Tier-1 service providers," including telecommunications, cable, and wireless network operators. The JDSU portfolio includes the T-BERD/MTS-8000, TestPoint, NetComplete for Metro Ethernet (including the QT-600), HST-3000, DA-3400/3600, SmartClass Ethernet, FST-2802, and ONT product lines.

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