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CWDM
A cost-effective
alternative to DWDM

Synchronized networks
Jitter and wander
measurements keep SDH/
SONET in synch

Mobile data/IP
applications
Moving forward with
mobile IP test
applications

40-Gig
Testing the limits of 40-
Gig




NFOEC
Booth #624


IBC 2003
Booth #8.373 Hall 8


elcome to the second issue of JDSU's newsletter, the publication
designed to keep you up-to-date on the latest news, technology,
applications, and products that affect everyone
from managers to engineers to techniciansinvolved in the
communications industry.



Gigabit Ethernet, VoIP, and high-speed WANs supported in a single data
analyzer
The DA-3400 Version 2 provides complete visibility into data network
layers

A single handheld lightens the load for optical network field technicians
With the OLC-65, technicians can use one instrument to install, maintain,
and troubleshoot optical networks

Supervisors and field techs operate on the same wavelength
FDM-100 software helps supervisors manage assets and staff and
improves mobile technicians performance in the field

Test results show the true quality of a networks service
The ONT-50 version 5 is the first line of defense against network failure
Updates and Upgrades
DTS-200/300 digital broadcast test platforms

ANT-20 product support services

ANT-5 software (EMEA)

FiberTrace

Breaking down the barriers
to workforce productivity
To stay in business, MSOs and
service providers are putting
aside their technology-driven
approaches and adopting
business practices that require
efficient methods, procedures,
and processes.


AM Communications
becomes new TechSync
Partner

JDSU and Ameritec sign
international sales
agreement
JDSU DTS-200 wins 2003
Readers Choice Award
Huaweis commitment to
R&D pays off in a growing
base of satisfied customers

Eurotunnel keeps on track
with 24-hour network
monitoring

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CWDM: A cost-effective alternative to DWDM
ransporting large amounts of data, including digital video, over a single
fiber is made possible with dense wavelength division multiplexing
(DWDM) technology. However, if the transmission distance is less than
31 miles and only up to 18 channels are needed, coarse wavelength
division multiplexing (CWDM) is a cost-efficient alternative. In fact, it is
estimated that when CWDM is used in metro and access networks, operating
costs can be 35 to 65 percent lower than with DWDM.

In addition to being used in metropolitan networks, CWDM is effective in CATV,
FTTC, FTTB, and FTTH as well as with protocols such as SONET, ATM, QAM,
ESCON, FICON, and DV to deliver multimedia services on multiple transmission
wavelengths.

In DWDM and CWDM systems, an optical laser (transmitter) and the
corresponding detector (receiver) are on the same wavelength. The actual
amount of information that is transmitted on a single wavelength is determined
by the bit rate of the laser. DWDM lasers have a typical bit rate of up to 10
Gbps, and CWDM lasers have a lower bit rate, up to 2.5 Gbps. However, the
price of DWDM transceivers is typically four to five times more than their CWDM
counterparts. In addition, DWDM transceivers consume more power and
dissipate more heat, which greatly increase operating costs.

The wavelength separation between each color of light on the fiber is
significantly farther apart, or wider (by a factor of 20) for CWDM than for DWDM
systems. Because there is less space between each wavelength on DWDM, a
larger number of individual wavelengths can be multiplexed into one fiber. This
makes CWDM best suited for applications that have lower data-capacity
requirements and shorter fiber spans and DWDM technology better for long-haul
applications.




Managing customer bandwidth demands in SDH/SONET metro networks
presents many challenges. Customer expectations for quality service have
increased while carriers and service providers are struggling to hold down costs.
This challenge is further compounded with the addition of new customers and
the migration to all-Ethernet networks. A CWDM solution can help defray some
of the capital equipment costs of upgrading to an all-Ethernet network because
a carrier can keep all existing STM-16/OC-48 equipment and deploy it in parallel
rings on the same fiber. And because CWDM applications are targeted for fiber
distances of less than 31 miles, they do not require optical amplifiers.

Providing quality service requires constant verification that the networks fiber
infrastructure and equipment can meet exacting performance standards and
operate reliably. Conventional tools have included optical time domain
reflectometers (OTDRs) and light source/power meters. But the complexity and
number of tests that must be performed to ensure high-quality transmissions
have prohibited many outside plant managers from acquiring all of the
equipment they need, preventing many from surpassing, or even keeping up
with, the competition.

Because of widespread implementation of CWDM, dispersion testing is required
on medium-haul runs (<30 dB). However, equipment used to perform complete
DWDM fiber characterization tests contain features and functions tailored to long-
haul carriers requirements, which make the test equipment too complex and
too cumbersome for carriers deploying CWDM.

Although transmission equipment vendors such as Nortel, Alcatel, or Lucent can
provide fiber characterization tests before installing equipment, their timeframe
for performing the tests may not always coincide with the service providers turn-
up schedule. This can result in substantial delays in service provisioning or
increased time to repair, leading to project postponements and missed turn-up
commitments. In addition, if the network fails to perform as promised, the
operating company needs to be able to test the network and pinpoint the source
of the problem on its own. Furthermore, the capability to retest fiber


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characterization values is useful for ongoing network maintenance.

The test requirements for medium-haul dispersion testing are significantly
different than those for long-haul dispersion testing (see table 1). The majority
of medium-haul links exhibit 30 dB insertion loss or less, therefore testing at
very high dynamic ranges is not necessary. In addition, with bit rates of 2.5
Gbps or higher, dispersion impairments of 40 picoseconds are the maximum the
system allows. Consequently, it is unnecessary to measure far beyond this
range.

As testing requirements change and expand, the methods technicians use to
perform complete fiber characterization testing also need to change. Although
transmission equipment vendors, system manufacturers, carriers, and providers
may require different tests, there are a host of conventional tests that still must
be performed. The most economical and efficient option is to use modular
optical test instruments that offer a full range of interoperable testing solutions
for almost every type of optical cable network and application. Such test sets
are designed so that technicians need to carry only one lightweight, durable unit
that contains advanced features and plug-in components that meet both
conventional testing and next-generation testing requirements.

A single platform, modular testing solution also allows more fibers to be tested
in less time, which in turn enables faster installation and network provisioning
and improves repair times.
Click here for more information on CWDM test solutions.

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Jitter and wander measurements keep SDH/SONET in synch
ONET/SDH are, by definition, synchronous systems where two network
elements send and receive data at the same rate. A critical component in
the performance of high-bandwidth networks carrying multimedia
services and applications, synchronization requires phase stability in
clock and data signals throughout the network. Interference factors than can
affect synchronization and transmission quality cause bit errors, slips, and data
loss. With jitter and wander measurements, these errors are quantified,
enabling network operators to maintain synchronization within acceptable limits.

Jitter, which refers to zero-crossing noise above 10 Hz, may be expressed in
time units such as nanoseconds or as a fraction of the clock period [called the
unit interval (UI)] and is a peak-to-peak measurement. When regenerators in
the transmission path, bit stuffing, different multiplexing schemes, poor clock-
recovery designs, and SONET/SDH pointer adjustment create changes to the
high frequency phase, jitter occurs, which may cause high bit error rates,
reducing effective bandwidth and increasing latency. Wander refers to frequency
variations less than 10 Hz. Wander can be thought of as short-term frequency
deviation and has the same effect as frequency errors. Causes of wander include
different multiplexing/transmission schemes, temperature and aging effects in
clock-recovery and timing circuits, and switching transients.

Wander is measured by two methods, maximum time interval error (MTIE) and
time deviation (TDEV). Both of these methods are based on the time-interval
error (TIE), which measures phase deviation over time.

SDH signals simultaneously transport timing information for synchronizing
network elements. Unlike jitter, though, there is no way to fully suppress
wander in network elements. Wander in any network element contributes to the
wander accumulated throughout the entire network. Therefore, it is the relative
wander measurements, where the network element is synchronized with a
reference clock that simultaneously acts as the reference for the wander
measurement, that are measured.

For jitter and wander measurements to be meaningful, they must be performed
using comparable techniques and equipment with the same degree of accuracy.
When network elements are being developed, it is important to know early in
the process that the output jitter falls within maximum permissible values. This
requires measuring the values for high-frequency jitter and one for broadband
jitter. Although ITU-T Recommendations do not specify a strict measurement
time, typically it takes between 1 and 15 minutes. However, the most important
measurement for proper evaluation is the maximum peak-to-peak jitter unit
interval (UIpp) within the measurement interval.

ITU-T Recommendation O.172 describes the special properties required by
instruments in order to deliver reliable and repeatable measurements. This
includes compliance with the transfer function specified for the measurement
filter as well as drivable input circuits in the jitter measuring instrument.

Wander measuring instruments show permissible wander amplitudes as limit
curves for MTIE and time deviation TDEV. Measurements usually take between
15 minutes to 2 hours during which the instrument computes the MTIE and
TDEV as a function of the observation interval.

Keeping jitter and wander within acceptable limits is important because complex
protocols such as MPEG can be very sensitive to transmission impairments and
network quality troubles are often traced to poor jitter and wander figures or
stability problems. The result is reduced availability and loss of service while the
problems are being fixed.

JDSU developed the Guide to Jitter and Wander that provides a list of ITU-T,
Telcordia, and ANSI recommendations as they relate to individual applications
and, where applicable, the recommended limits. The information in the Guide
will help readers learn how to measure jitter and wander and understand their
effects on the quality and reliability of networks and/or network components.
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Moving forward with mobile IP test applications
lthough the weak economy slowed down consumer demand for mobile
entertainment, gaming, video, and always-on applications, the enterprise
market continues to recognize the advantages provided by wireless
email, m-commerce, CRM, and field service automation applications. This
growing acceptance of mobile IP applications means that enterprises and
carriers must stay on top of service and content trends to ensure that their
mobile/wireless plans, initiatives, and networks meet the markets expectations.
For example, wireless LANs, initially used for vertical applications in warehouses,
factory, health care, and retail have been adapted to more general-purpose
markets such as cafes, airports, hotels, and homes. Furthermore, as the
markets reliance on fixed desktop applications diminishes and mobile office
applications become prevalent, the demands placed on networks due to the
richer content are greater than simple circuit switching technology can handle.

Delivering wireless applications involves more than upgrading to 3G,
implementing VoIP, or standardizing on cellular handsets, WiFi wireless LANs, I-
Mode (or its European incarnations), smart phones, handheld PDA devices, and
wireless e-mail. The biggest challenge is to integrate these individual
components into reliable, affordable, and manageable packages and applications
that benefit the enterprise and consumers.

Customer expectations of higher quality service mandate a stronger focus on
testing and service assurance, as well as proactive monitoring programs to track
network performance and resolve network problems before they become
network outages.

For example, during the deployment of wireless applications, problems that did
not show up in the development shop can surface. In addition, simultaneously
providing security and quick response time as well as maintaining service quality
add to the difficulties. Despite these concerns, it is projected that the benefits of
wireless connectivity such as faster access, user mobility, flexibility, and easy
network scalability to accommodate new applications will increase market
demand within a years time. And this demand will place even greater stress on
the network.

According to Metcalfe's Law, the power or utility of a network does not grow as a
simple linear function of the number of people in the network; rather, it grows
as the square of the number of people connected.


Illustration of Metcalfe's Law
As networks expand in complexity as well as geographically, current voice-
centric test access technologies are insufficient for the widely distributed,
heavily loaded, mission-critical wireless networks. Some of the issues
enterprises and carriers must address include:
Deploying global GRX infrastructure over MPLS-enabled IP backbones to
support mobile data roaming
Evolving from infrastructure provider to services provider with content
roaming solutions
Delivering and constantly developing value-added services to
differentiate offerings within a competitive market
Adopting a scalable platform that supports all future mobile data growth
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justification for renewed commercial network deployments. This means that
manufacturers, providers, carriers, and enterprises must be ready to transform
their voice-optimized designed networks into data-optimized, packet-switched
topologies.

With the implementation of mobile IP, network testing and monitoring change
significantly. For example, subscriber mobility requires behind-the-scenes
network management to track service usage and billing while roaming can
generate signaling problems that must be identified, monitored, and corrected
to prevent degradation in network performance.
These factors have shifted the industrys view of the value of on-site testing
where test equipment and technicians are regularly sent to a remote location.
The cost and time of repeat service calls associated with on-site testing as well
as the impact of charge backs and declining customer confidence can topple an
organization. The limitations of on-site testing become even more evident with
data applications, which have a high incidence of transient problems that often
disappear by the time local testing is performed.

The larger and more complex networks become compounds the difficulty,
expense, time, and errors inherent in on-site testing. As a result, there is now
greater acceptance of centralized testing and monitoring, which is not
dependent on technology- or vendor-specific equipment or tied to specific
signals or methods. This means that organizations can select test equipment
based on their operational environment and budget guidelines and then, as
needs change, easily upgrade the instruments to accommodate changes in
network protocols, hierarchies, or equipment. These new generation test
devices, when combined with software programs that operate with multiple
network technologies, shorten learning curves and test times while enhancing
the productivity of all resources.

Test equipment for mobile IP applications also needs to address network
optimization, which is the characterization of the radio frequency (RF)
environment and the call-based performance of networks in the PCS and cellular
bands. Wireless network optimization requires monitoring and analysis that has
direct feedback into the business side of the operation such as expediting turn-
up, increasing resource allocation, and ensuring performance from initial site
selection to top-user identification. This means that voice-centric network
testing equipment and processes will soon be replaced with multitechnology
solutions that operate on flexible platforms.

In addition, the days when technicians searched through equipment racks for
test ports while the network remained out of commission during the entire
testing process are over. Mobile IP test requirements now demand nonintrusive
testing by portable test instruments with automated test functions and test
scripts that are activated with few keystrokes.

Performing tests to identify problems in mobile IP applications requires skills and
techniques that are different from those used for traditional network testing. For
example, throughput, the number of bytes per second that can be sent through
a GPRS connection, must be measured and analyzed. The higher the
throughput, the faster email or Web pages can be downloaded. Loss, on the
other hand, defines the percentage of packets that are lost by the network while
latency, a key metric for real-time applications such as voice over IP and media
streaming, is the time it takes for an IP packet to propagate across the network.
In high-latency networks, protocols that request data and wait for a response
offer poor performance regardless of throughput rates. Mobile IP testing
applications that support GPRS must provide visibility into multiple layers at
multiple ports and show which subscribers are connected to which data service
and ISPs. This visibility is needed to analyze traffic flow accurately. In addition,
resolving mobile subscriber ID (IMSI and MS ISDN) to IP address and extracting
and analyzing the radius log-on and GTP (GPRS Tunnelling Protocol) signaling
quickly and easily are key elements in ensuring a successful application roll-out.

With more customers becoming dependent on continuous network access and
availability, providers with a testing solution in place before commercial
deployment can prevent network downtime or poor-quality service, enabling
them to lower start-up costs and create greater customer satisfaction. To
maintain these advantages, it is essential that they keep the network up and
running at all times by monitoring the health and integrity of the network
infrastructure as well as the application layers.


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Testing the limits of 40-Gig
oth equipment vendors and carriers recognize that as the use of high-
bandwidth services increases, pushing massive amounts of data over a
single wavelength will require the core to deliver multiple data
connections within each wavelength. Additionally, service providers must
have a pool of capacity with the right level of granularity to deliver service and
bandwidth where and when they are needed. Consequently, it is predicted that
the demand for bandwidth will eventually deplete existing capacityespecially in
the core and metro levelsspurring an increase in metro network and 3G
cellular network build outs, high-speed DSL and cable Internet connections to
homes and businesses, and virtual private networks.

As the edge of the network begins to adopt 10-Gig interfaces, putting 40-Gig
optical pipes in the core will enable multimedia services to be efficiently
consolidated and transported across the network. However, the impairment
influence of noise and linear effects such as chromatic dispersion (CD) and
polarization mode dispersion (PMD) increase as the bit rate increases. This
means that CD and PMD, which are easily managed at 10Gig, become much
more challenging. At 40Gig, dispersion is 16 times more difficult to compensate
for than at 10Gig. The effects of dispersion are especially pronounced in DWDM
systems where each wavelength of the channel is affected differently by the
dispersion properties of fiber. PMD, which rarely ever is compensated for in 10-
Gig systems, is compensated for when older fiber is used and long distances are
required.

In addition, the impairment influence of four-wave mixing and scattering, which
are nonlinear effects, increases with the number of channels and the total power
transmitted on the fiber. Four-wave mixing occurs when interference between
channels at wavelengths f1 and f2 creates new signals at wavelengths 2*f1-f2
and 2*f2-f1, resulting in crosstalk.

Optical system impairments
When building a 40-Gig system, compensating for these occurrences can
increase the cost per channel span by an extra $8,000 or $10,000. This
concerns vendors and carriers, who need to provide 40-Gig technology
equipment and service. Add to this the fact that despite only 10 percent of the
installed infrastructure can support 40 Gig. This means that all existing network
components from SONET multiplexers to forward error correction (FEC) codes
must be individually engineered and optimized to operate effectively at 40 Gig.

The economy today has led carriers and vendors to scale down their plans for an
all-out implementation of 40Gig and focus first on the metro area where the
spans are short enough for first-generation 40Gig.

So why move to 40Gig? The key advantage lies in long-term economics. For
instance, an 80-channel 40-Gig solution has twice the capacity of a 160-channel
10-Gig solution, with half the wavelengths. Ideally, this simplifies management
of a system while increasing its total capacity.

To perform system verification, network installation and service turn-up/
commissioning for 40Gig requires a new generation of testing equipment with
high-level functions for bit error rate testing (BERT), performance
measurements, and overhead analysis.

Although some network components have network monitoring and analysis
capability, to date, there is no substitute for the precision and accuracy of test
equipment. According to Gartner Researchs report, Data Communications Test
and Monitoring Equipment: Perspective, Organizations should examine their
level of in-house technical expertise, and the criticality of network uptime, and
match their use of data communications test and monitoring equipment to this
level and criticality accordingly. It is not a good idea to buy extremely
sophisticated equipment if the technical expertise is insufficient to run and
understand it, and it is inefficient for a company to set up probe-per-segment
monitoring for less than mission-critical situations. However, test and monitoring


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equipment can end up saving a great deal of money by helping network
administrators make better use of existing resources rather than buying more.

The JDSU Guide to 40 Gigabit discusses the solutions and techniques equipment
vendors and service providers can use to overcome many of the challenges that
arise with the implementation of 40-Gig networks.
Click here to read or download the JDSU Guide to 40 Gigabit.

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NFOEC
Booth 624
Orlando, FL
September 711, 2003
hen network performance counts, JDSU's solutions are first in line. And
where business performance counts, see how JDSU can help you
generate results in the network, throughout the enterprise, and straight
to your bottom line.




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IBC 2003
Booth #8.373 Hall 8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
September 1216, 2003-06-20 03
treamline the delivery of multimedia services to homes and businesses.
And see how JDSU's solutions go beyond test and measurement to
automate your workforce; ensure quality in equipment design; and
improve service deployment, network availability, and service turn up.




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Gigabit, VoIP, and high-speed WAN supported in a single data
analyzer
ith the prevalence of data/IP applications and protocols in networks along
with GPRS, GTP, and UMTS data connections, traditional telecom
signaling analyzers no longer serve the testing needs of data service
engineers. JDSU, with the recently
released DA-3400 Version 2, offers a
single, powerful instrument that operates
with the major network technologies
deployed in todays networks. The DA-
3400 version 2.0 includes real-time
Gigabit Ethernet and VoIP expert analysis
systems, plus a complete set of high-
speed WAN interfaces for analyzing frame
relay, PPP, and ISDN.

Furthermore, the DA-3400 Ethernet
analyzer has been expanded to include new, real-time expert functions and
enhanced filtering, a 1.0 Gigabyte capture buffer and HDD, plus extensive
automated reporting. When troubleshooting OSPF storms, monitoring TCP
network sessions, tracking VoIP call setups, or following mobile IP application
activation, the DA-3400 tracks the entire protocol message exchange process in
real time.

With these powerful features, business applications keep running and data
engineers can solve network problems quickly.

The unique combination of wire-rate, hardware-enabled packet processing,
coupled with an industry-leading Examine protocol decode and Mentor
expert troubleshooting engine, gives the DA-3400 the capability to detect and
analyze problems that ordinary analyzers cannot. As a result of the high-speed
packet processing capabilities and analysis of router/switch IP control plane
connections and IP conversation and application flows, data engineers gain real-
time visibility into what is actually happening in their network so as problems
arise, they are detected and fixed immediately.
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A single handheld lightens load for optical network field
technicians
n industry first, the JDSU OLC-65 Optical Level Controller is a rugged
handheld with a variable optical attenuator, optical power meter, and
automatic level controller combined into one unit. Built on a flexible
platform where multiple tests can be conducted in a wide number of customer
environments, technicians can use this single handheld instrument to perform
optical system installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting in the field.

The OLC-65 controls and displays power levels
during receiver sensitivity testing, provisions
stable power levels at system interfaces,
simulates line loss for amplifier and BER (bit
error rate) testing, and controls the power
level for calibration test set-ups. The results of
this unique combination of optical test
functions are the quick execution of receiver
dynamic tests, comfortable line loss
simulation, and significantly reduced connect
and reconnect times. In addition, test setup is
simplified because technicians no longer need
to connect several instruments, cables, and
couplers before performing tests.
Other features include:
Level control function for stable output power level
Sweep function featuring stable and repeatable automated test cycles for
various attenuation values over time
Universal interchangeable optical adapter system
The OLC-65s remote control functionality and optimized set of SCPI commands
make it ideal to use in combination with BER testers. And with automatic test
cycles that eliminate manual operation, the OLC-65 minimizes a companys
training and test time investments. Setting new standards for efficiency, cost-
effectiveness, and accuracy in fiber optic testing, a single OLC-65 is replaces the
many pieces of cumbersome equipment technicians need in the field and in the
laboratory.
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Supervisors and field techs operate on the same wavelength
oday's supervisors need to be certain that the test data acquired from
the field is accurate and timely if they are to achieve the maximum
benefit from their field instrument assets. A powerful addition to JDSU's
Digital Service Activation Meters (DSAMs), JDSU's FDM Field Data Management
Software, allows managers to keep track of resources, control testing processes,
and supervise field staff with high levels of efficiency unavailable until now.
Installed on a PC-based workstation, FDM-100s
functionality extends beyond configuring field
meters and capturing test data to providing
extensive data manipulation and analysis. With
these extensive functions, supervisors are better
equipped to manage their meter assets and field
staff and improve mobile technicians efficiency,
test accuracy, and productivity

Maintaining an accurate inventory of meters and
keeping track of where they are, their
calibration, and update status consume valuable time and resources. With FDM-
100, supervisors can store and organize up to 100 DSAMs in a database and
display each test sets serial number, firmware version, synchronization status,
assigned user, and calibration requirements. From the FDM-100 workstation,
supervisors then can configure individual DSAMs with correct network settings
and necessary upgrades.

Using FDM-100 eliminates the need for technicians to gather around a PC at the
beginning and end of each day to upload field test results and download new
channel lineups. FDM-100's automatic synchronization function lets technicians
synchronize their DSAMs from a remote location via a LAN port or the RF plant
and receive the latest configurations, channel and limit plans, and firmware
updates as well as transmit their most current test results and changes back to
the FDM-100 workstation. Also, technicians do not have to return to a central
location to coordinate their schedules or receive updates from their managers.
And supervisors have instant access to information that helps them better
manage their workforce, keep track of where all DSAMs are, ensure that channel
plans and limit thresholds are correct, verify test results, and maintain test
procedure consistency among all users to prevent errors.
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Test results show the "true" quality of a network's service
ecause today's optical networks continuously transport vast amounts of
information, service disruptions can interfere with timely, error-free
deployment. Redundant protection fibers and protection switches able to
perform automatic protection switching (APS) are the first line of defense
against such failures and the quickest route to improving reliability in the
network.

The JDSU ONT-50 software version 5.0
provides enhanced service disruption analysis
so that failure events on the tributary side of
SONET/SDH networks can be assessed
immediately in the field. In the lab, this
advanced functionality details detected errors
and alarms down to the frame. Users have the
flexibility to set the analysis algorithms, and
the resolution of detected events is as good as
125 microseconds. With this capability,
equipment manufacturers can easily
implement complete, standards-based APS
solutions and detect short-term disturbances
on a variety of current network platforms.

Software version 5.0 further expands the functionality of the fast, portable,
modular ONT-50 by adding Through mode for the OTN application and electrical
interfaces for the 2.5-Gig module. Up to four users can simultaneously access
the instrument and use the measurement cards independently. And with a free
LabWindows driver and a Tool Command Language library, complex test case
scenarios in automated environments are easily developed.
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DTS-200/300 Digital broadcast test platforms
eriSats key product, the DVB-RCS (DVB with return channel via satellite)
Forward and Return Link Protocol Analyser/Emulator enables the JDSU
DTS-200/300 digital broadcast test platform to test interactive satellite
communication links based on the recently defined DVB-RCS standard.

Available as a standalone PC/Notebook
product, the system is also available as a
hardware and software extension for the
JDSU DTS-200/300 platform.

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VeriSat.


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Software upgrades included with ANT-20 product support services
n addition to calibration, preventive maintenance, report, or hardware
upgrade, product support services for the ANT-20 provide the most up-to-
date and applicable software at no extra charge.

Recent ANT-20 software (v.7.xx and 8.xx) enhancements include:
APS time measurement for concatenated signal structures
Service disruption addition to APS
trigger criterion
Delay measurement for concatenated
signal structures (VC-4-4c, VC-4-16c,
VC-4-64c)
Jitter transfer function for OC-192/STM-
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New software for the ANT-5 available in Europe, Middle East, and
Africa
he newest software upgrade for the ANT-5 is designed to keep
customers instruments current with the newest technology developed in
response to the industrys rapid and constant changes. When coupled
with recalibration, the upgrade assures users that their ANT-5s technical
specifications are within permitted tolerances and that the measurement records
are reliable and accurate.

Highlights of the current upgrade
program for the ANT-5s EMEA
customers include automatic protection
switching (APS), pointer analysis, VC-
12 tributary scan functions, clock offset,
and shorter operating reaction times.


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New FiberTrace software upgrade
iberTrace (formerly WinTrace) V5.20, the newest release of the popular
PC software tool, further enhances the JDSU MTS-5000e series of
instruments functionality with the addition of advanced analysis and
archiving trace information and the ability to remotely control, record, and
analyze DWDM and dispersion measurements.

In addition, this software enables MTS-5000e
customers to measure DWDM channel spectrum
(channel spacing, channel power, OSNR, etc.),
chromatic dispersion (CD) (dispersion, slope, and
sectional analysis), and polarization mode
dispersion (PMD) (both Extrema counting and FFT
spectrum). It also features automatic OTDR,
DWDM, PMD, and CD trace analysis, reflectance
and optical return loss measurements,
bidirectional and multiple trace analysis, graphical zoom and offset functions,
and a macro function for customized batch processes.

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Breaking down barriers to workforce productivity
ver the past two years, all of us in the communications industry have had
to change how we operate during the telecom downturn. Maintaining
service levels and sustaining growth in todays highly competitive
market, despite corporate mandates for reduced capital expenditures and lower
headcounts, is a struggle. In response, MSOs and service providers are putting
aside their technology-driven approaches and adopting business practices that
require the implementation of efficient methods, procedures, and processes.

A key component in achieving change is to automate processes and help
companies better manage their mobile workforces. By opening up lines of
communication between supervisors, back- and front-office systems, network
operations management, and field technicians, there is marked improvement in
dispatches, scheduling, test completion times, quality, and costs.

JDSU WorkFlow Solutions

To succeed in this new economy, MSOs and service providers are switching
gears. No longer is profitability assured by promising customers better
technology. Instead, companies need to achieve a balance between customer-
focused services and proven business practices and processes that raise
productivity and reduce costs.

Applying technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of the issues and problems
that MSOs and service providers face when they install, deploy, maintain, and
repair services, JDSU developed WorkFlow Solutions. Based on a three-pronged
approach, WorkFlow Solutions are comprised of:
Rugged, handheld, TechSync software-enabled test instruments
Easy integration and communication with workforce efficiency tools
Continuous- process- improvement TechComplete software and
services
With a combination of TechSync-enabled equipment, TechComplete application
software, and a full complement of packaged and customized services provided
by experienced telecom professionsal and subject matter experts, JDSU provides
a workflow solution tailored to each companys needs.


The results to date have demonstrated that customers achieve significant cost
savings and improve their quality of service. A well-planned and well-executed
implementation is essential to achieving this success. Working with customers,
JDSU is able to them reach significantly higher performance levels by using the
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Discovery

JDSU meets with the customer to discuss the problems that the provider is
facing in the marketplace. Through these initial meetings, JDSU gains an
understanding of the customers operating and business environments, which
provides a framework for drafting workflow solution alternatives and a
preliminary business case.

Phase 1Conducting a business process analysis

Many customer applications have evolved independently; consequently, they are
not integrated throughout an organization while methods and procedures often
do not stay current with actual field conditions. In addition, a lack of
communication between the field and the office adversely impacts dispatches,
scheduling, test completion times, and paperwork, compounding the difficulties
that supervisors have in managing their large mobile workforces. At the same
time, technicians in the field are frustrated because they waste time going back
and forth between the office and the customer site to retrieve specific
information. In this environment, process enhancements can provide many
opportunities for increased productivity and reduced paperwork.

To understand customers current mode of operation, JDSU performs a business
process analysis (BPA). This involves conducting fieldwork to observe practices
and the network environment, and inventorying and understanding business
applications. Interviews with supervisors and analysis of historical performance
along with reviews of methods and procedures allow JDSU to develop a detailed
picture of the specific opportunities that exist. JDSU's system engineers and
analysts take this information and create a business case and proposal that
outlines specific improvements to be gained by a solution as well as an
implementation plan.

Phase 2Field trial and refinement

JDSU's experience has shown that it is generally best to conduct a limited field
trial of the proposed workflow solution and then refine the new methods and
procedures before they are integrated into the customers operations. An JDSU
program manager works with the provider to outfit a group of the companys
field technicians with JDSU's TechSync-enabled handheld test sets. These units
are integrated into the providers dispatch system so work orders are readily
available and technicians can quickly head to the work location. In addition to
using their JDSU devices for testing, the technicians also are able to access data
in the back-office system so that they no longer needed to contact or return to
the office if they have questions or needed additional information. And while
they are in the field, technicians can store test results on the test set and
subsequently upload them to a central database.

With their TechSync-enabled instruments, technicians run a preprogrammed
completion test before the work order is closed out to ensure that all tests are
performed consistently and accurately. This procedure also gives supervisors a
way to measure job completion metrics and gain a better knowledge of their
staffs levels of proficiency and productivity.

During the trial, JDSU field tests the methods and procedures, works with the
customer to revise them, and then converts the new processes into automated
functions, which are integrated into the TechComplete software application. This
enables technicians to download the automated instructions and scripts into
their test set so that errors caused by improper testing procedures or missed
steps are eliminated.

At the completion of the trial, JDSU makes business case refinements and
develops a comprehensive rollout plan. At this point, the features that truly
provide performance improvements are finalized into the design.

Phase 3Managing the rollout process

The rollout impacts one of the customers most critical assets; the field
technician workforce. A well-planned and well-executed implementation is the
key to successfully managing the impact of the changes to the workforce. An
experienced JDSU project manager is teamed with a customer project manager
to plan and execute the WorkFlow Solutions implementation. Through the
combination of lessons learned during phase 2, JDSU's experience, and the
customers knowledge, there is a smooth transition as the enhancements are
implemented quickly and effectively.

JDSU trainers are well versed not only in the technical aspects of the solution
but also at coaching the users through the business advantages that these
changes will bring. This is often an overlooked aspect of introducing new
processes to a companys workforce; however, it is a significant factor in user
acceptance.

JDSU closely monitors the rollouts progress and makes adjustments according
to the customers business needs. In addition, frequent executive briefings on
the rollouts progress are conducted.

Phase 4Follow-up evaluation

Once the implementation of JDSU's WorkFlow Solutions is complete, customers
generally recognize new opportunities for further productivity enhancements.
The streamlined processes and readily available business performance metrics
along with inputs from the field highlight where improvements in other areas are
needed. Working with the customer, JDSU provides input into which areas
additional workflow solutions will generate the greatest impact to the company
and provides recommendations as to how they can be implemented.

In each case, immediate access to field data helps the customer and the field
technicians make good decisions, which results in better service to customers
and lower operational costs.


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AM Communications becomes new TechSync partner
nteractive communication between field instruments and back-office
systems improves the flow of information between technicians monitoring
the network and the managers who dispatch them. By joining forces with
JDSU, AM Communications boosts the power of its Broadband Software
Solutions and Fulfillment Operations Support Systems to further streamline HFC
broadband and enterprise operations.

AM Communications solutions are comprised of modular, scalable software
components that correlate data from disparate back-office systems into decision
support tools. Using JDSU's TechSync-enabled DSAM-2500 Digital Service
Activation Meters built-in Web browser, field technicians can communicate over
the existing DOCSIS infrastructure and access critical information that will help
them install, maintain, and troubleshoot more efficiently than ever before. The
DSAM-2500 is used by installers and service technicians to test networks that
carry DOCSIS, DTV, analog TV, and VoIP services. The DSAM performs both
traditional physical layer signal level tests and advanced IP and digital
performance tests. With the integration of TechSyncs workforce management
functions, the DSAM is transformed into a multifunctional devicea test
instrument for advanced services as well as a mobile communications unit.

As a TechSync partner, AM Communications now can give its technicians all the
tools they need to access information from back-office network management
applications without having to involve dispatch or network operations center
staff. The addition of TechSync-enabled meters to AM Communications solutions
translates not only into timesavings for a mobile field workforce, but also into
increased network availability. And by having immediate access to the right
information at the right time, problems can be solved on the spot.

Joe Rocci, Group Vice President of AM's Broadband Products Division, said, "It
has long been our vision that the functions of test and measurement, network
monitoring, and workforce management all need to become parts of a seamless
fabric of integrated network operations systems. By leveraging the computing
power of advanced instruments like JDSU's DSAM, we are providing the
technical workforce with a single portable device that is a universal
measurement instrument, a dispatch management terminal, and a general-
purpose data terminal to access information from virtually any back-office
software system. When field technicians are empowered with this kind of
information, they will be able to perform their services better, faster, and more
efficiently than ever before."


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JDSU and Ameritec sign international sales agreement
cterna and Ameritec Corporation, a leading manufacturer of network load
generators, have signed a deal that gives Ameritec access to JDSU's
global sales network and entitles JDSU to the exclusive international
sales rights for Ameritecs products in Latin America, most of Europe, and the
Middle East. Through the agreement, JDSU customers have immediate access to
the latest addition to Ameritecs portfoliothe new Allegro Network Load
Generatorthe worlds smallest, full-featured network load generator on the
market that was launched earlier this year. Each Allegro unit can generate as
many calls as customer resources can support, and it can test load-related
issues as well as fundamental network integrity issues.

Through the agreement, JDSU customers gain new, cost-
effective options using Ameritecs products during
installation and maintenance, quality assurance, and research and development.
These products enhance JDSU's portfolio, providing manufacturers and
operators with solutions that other companies cannot offer. Bill Speight,
Ameritecs president and COO, said, Having our products available through this
industry leader demonstrates that we not only have cutting-edge products, but
our strategy of partnering with world-class companies continues to be highly
successful.

Ameritec Corporation has been designing and manufacturing communications
test equipment since 1980. Major communications equipment manufacturers,
telephone companies, network and wireless service providers, and PTTs use
Ameritec test equipment worldwide.

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JDSU's DTS-200 recognized in operations support systems
category
ommunications Technology, the official trade journal of the Society of
Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), presented the JDSU DTS-
200an MPEG field instrument that supports local and remote testing on
digital cable networks with the 2003 Readers' Choice Award in the operations
support systems category.

The most complete MPEG-2 field test tool
available, the DTS-200 is unique in its
ability to capture, play, and analyze MPEG-
2 transport streams in the field or
remotely from the network operations
center. An intuitive Web-based client
enables technicians to analyze incoming
streams, play out known streams, and
simulate a multiplexer or headend as well
as inject errors to test at the headend or
hub. Further, its remote features allow
digital engineers to support multiple sites centrally to ensure network reliability
and reduce costs.

The DTS-200 is an attractive solution for expediting the resolution of problems
on the MPEG-2 transport stream for a range of customers that include
compressed digital network operators and MPEG-2 equipment manufacturers.
And because its modular architecture supports a comprehensive range of test
applications and a variety of signal interfaces, the DTS-200 is versatile and is
easily configured to meet changing testing needs as digital cable, satellite, and
terrestrial networks evolve.

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Huaweis commitment to R&D pays off in a growing base of
satisfied customers
uawei Technologies is the largest telecom network equipment provider in
Chinaa big player across East Asia now moving into the global telecom
marketplace with offices in more than 25 countries. At a time when
growth for many in the industry is uncertain, Huaweis
unswerving commitment to research and development
has fuelled a steady rise in the companys business
with sales up from US$2.6 billion in 2000 to more than
US$3 billion in 2001.

Huawei specializes in the research and development (R&D), production, and
marketing of telecommunications equipment, providing customized network
solutions for telecom carriers in fixed, mobile, optical network, and data
communications networks.

The scale of investment in innovation is impressive: the company devotes nearly
half of its 22,000-strong manpower team and at least 10 percent of its yearly
revenues to R&D, with laboratories in many of Chinas larger cities and research
institutes in major cities worldwide.

JDSU has worked with Huawei for over seven years, supplying equipment used
in the vital process of testing systems under development as well as in the field,
in customer projects, and in the production line. As part of its cooperative
relationship, JDSU customizes its products to meet Huaweis special
requirements.

For example, when Huawei purchased JDSU's DSL test system, it was tailored to
test a new DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) under
development. DSLAM units are normally located around 2 km (1 miles) from
customers premises and may be used either purely for ADSL services or as a
multiport access platform for normal telephone services as well as ISDN, leased
line, E1, and DSL. Huawei selected the DSL test system after comparing it
against products from other suppliers. Huawei calculated that the JDSU solution
would save the company time because it was simple to use and was optimized
for the specific test program. It also offered good value because the DSL could
be smoothly extended when production capacity increased.

In addition to its R&D activities, Huawei uses JDSU equipment to test a variety
of communications technologies such as optical transportan area in which
Huawei and JDSU have worked together since 1999, when Huawei first
introduced MADM (multiple add/drop multiplexer) technology to the industry.

Huawei's broad range of optical transport products allows customers to adopt a
multiservice transport platform that supports IP alongside the existing network
or Ethernet-based solution. In addition to SDH products, Huawei also provides
WDM systems up to 1600G and products for the metropolitan environment.

JDSU supplied Huawei with a range of optical testing solutions, including the
ANT-20SE and the ANT-10Gig Advanced Network Testers. These powerful,
multipurpose instruments for SDH/SONET backbone testing are equally
applicable in R&D labs; for conformance, functional, and acceptance testing; and
for pinpointing problems in in-service networks. Their accurate testing results
have kept Huaweis reputation for providing reliable network solutions intact.
Additionally, the company has now installed more than 95,000 of its OptiX
systems in over 30 countries and regions.

As part of the strong relationship between the two companies, JDSU set up a
dedicated commercial team for Huawei to ensure that the company always
receives the highly professional service it expects. Huawei receives weekly
updates on its order status and deliveries and has immediate access to customer
care whenever questions arise. JDSU also has made it possible for Huawei to
order centrally from its global headquarters in Shenzhen and guarantees
deliveries of equipment and service levels throughout the world. This type of
global support is an important criterion in Huaweis evaluation of suppliers.

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Eurotunnel keeps on track with 24-hour network monitoring
urotunnel, the operator of the Channel Tunnel, is committed to
maintaining the highest standards of reliability in its U.K. to France
optical network. Accomplishing this requires 24-hour monitoring of the
network, which is comprised of 300 miles of optical fiber cable running through
a high-security tunnel submerged beneath the English Channel.

By installing the JDSU Optical Network Management System (ONMS),
Eurotunnel now can monitor the network 24 hours a day. The ONMS server is
based at Eurotunnels network operations center in Coquelle, France, near
Calais, with client stations located throughout the U.K. and France. Deployed at
strategic points, each integrated unit is capable of testing cables within a 100-
mile radius and locating faults to within one foot and reporting back to the
central server.

With the ONMS, according to Dave Pointon, Eurotunnels technical services
director, If the fiber breaks or suffers degradation of some kind, the problem is
flagged on the central server, and the network operations center is alerted at
once. Traffic is immediately rerouted through another part of the network, and
local maintenance teams are dispatched to correct the problem."

The ONMS data is accurate and timely and provides all the information that the
technicians need to act on. In addition, the ONMS facilitates preventative
maintenance. For example, Eurotunnel engineers alarm levels for signal
degradation so that they are notified by the ONMS when thresholds are reached.
This enables the immediate identification and investigation of a problem before
it degrades the networks performance.

A Web-client feature allows access to data and test analysis functions via a
secure Intranet link from a standard PC Web browser. Technicians can access all
functions without additional training or software, and Eurotunnel can assign
degrees of access, from view-only to full access, and maintain security by
assigning a series of codes and passwords.

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