Milpitas, Calif., and Beijing, China, January 10, 2011 − JDSU today announced it has established an optical network test lab and scholarship program at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), one of the world’s most advanced teaching and research universities for telecommunications. JDSU President and CEO Tom Waechter and Dr. Wang Yajie, the Chairman of the University Board, BUPT, participated in a ceremony dedicating the new lab in Beijing today.
“JDSU’s work with BUPT underscores our commitment to collaborative innovation supporting the development of next-generation networks in China and around the world,” said Waechter. “High-speed networks are driving economic growth and favorably changing the way people experience the world. We are pleased to partner with one of the world’s leading research institutions as we prepare for the communications network of the future – and help train the future generations of engineers who will design them.”
JDSU is the world’s leading provider of communications test solutions for fiber optic networks. It has provided a wide range of instruments for the BUPT lab that enable live network testing for all stages of optical network development. JDSU is also funding an annual scholarship program for BUPT students pursuing advanced telecommunications and engineering degrees.
“Today, JDSU and BUPT co-establish a collaboration laboratory. The instruments and equipment donated by JDSU are of great value to experimental studies and teaching in universities − both teachers and students at BUPT will benefit,” said Dr. Wang Yajie. “Establishing this lab serves as a good example of collaboration between an internationally-renowned company and a university famous in China’s telecommunications sector. It represents the satisfactory outcome of the efforts by both parties in bringing the role of businesses into play to support the research and teaching work of universities. I’m convinced that the cooperation between JDSU and BUPT will be mutually beneficial.”
JDSU’s partnership with BUPT is the latest example of its expanding presence in China. In October, it opened a new Suzhou-based facility for manufacturing high-precision optical coatings for a wide variety of markets that include 3D, gesture recognition, theater projection and sensing applications. More recently, JDSU received Huawei’s Excellent Core Partner Award for innovative optical technology.
JDSU’s presence in China includes operations in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou and other locations.
About Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) is a research-oriented university that enjoys a nationwide reputation for innovation and excellence in advanced research and learning in communications technology. It serves as one of the most important teaching and research bases for information technology and the telecommunications industry in China. Currently, BUPT has over 16,200 full-time students and 12,000 long-distance and e-learning students. BUPT’s graduates boast the top employment rate among Chinese universities, about 98 percent, and most of them are employed by famous technology companies at home and worldwide. For more please visit http://www.bupt.edu.cn/.
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and 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.
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