JDSU Acquires Dyaptive Systems
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Vancouver, BC, January 5, 2012--(T-Net)--JDSU today announced that it has acquired Dyaptive Systems, a Vancouver, BC-based provider of capacity test solutions for 2G, 3G and 4G wireless networks. Dyaptive test solutions support network capacity planning and quality performance by emulating thousands of mobile devices precisely as consumers use them to post videos, photos, stream TV shows and movies, and video chat with friends. Dyaptive's products address a high-growth segment of the communications test market and generated revenue in the high single-digit millions during the trailing 12-month period. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
With mass adoption of mobile devices, wireless equipment manufacturers and service providers need network performance visibility that extends to the end user experience. Dyaptive provides subscriber emulation systems for wireless technologies, including emerging long term evolution (LTE)/4G being deployed by service providers worldwide. These solutions emulate high-bandwidth applications, such as streaming video across multiple wireless devices, to ensure quality performance for service providers and their customers.
"Dyaptive's portfolio complements JDSU's expansive set of wireless test tools, software and services, extending from the lab to the field and all the way to the end user experience," said David Heard, president of JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "JDSU's focus on mobile service assurance is a key element of our growth strategy as dependence on wireless devices at home, work and play continues to explode worldwide."
Unlike other offerings that require racks of stripped down mobile devices, limiting the number of devices that can be emulated and the real-world scenarios that can be tested, Dyaptive offers a software-defined, radio-based solution that cost-effectively scales to thousands of application-loaded mobile devices. The solution yields critical information used to make intelligent decisions on managing network traffic. For example, at a rock concert with thousands of mobile phone users clustered in a high concentration, a number of users may try to stream video on their smart devices while others are sending pictures. By employing Dyaptive's emulation testing, a service provider would be able to prioritize and manage this high-bandwidth traffic flow to maximize network efficiency, while continuing to provide its customers with a high-quality experience.
"JDSU shares our commitment to customer service and technology innovation, and has the extensive global reach to enable further growth in established and emerging wireless markets," said Joe Sutherland, president and CEO of Dyaptive. "We believe this combination is a win-win for our customers and our employees."
JDSU plans to retain Dyaptive's approximately 40 employees as well as its offices in Vancouver, BC.
This acquisition expands JDSU's leading communications test position in LTE trials and deployments by extending network testing in the labs and field to devices and applications. JDSU has announced LTE engagements with customers around the world and has won recognition for its wireless test solutions from Internet Telephony, Frost & Sullivan and Informa.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements include statements or implications regarding: (i) potential synergies between JDSU's and Dyaptive's products or technologies, (ii) the ability to successfully incorporate Dyaptive into JDSU's business and (iii) the ability to expand JDSU's position in certain markets or applications. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that, if realized, could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things: (a) our current visibility as to customer demand levels and future market growth is limited; (b) we may not be able to retain key Dyaptive employees after the transaction closes; (c) we may have difficulty integrating this new business into our Communications Test and Measurement business segment and corporate infrastructure without interruption to the operation of the business; (d) the products may not perform as expected, may be subject to manufacturing difficulties that could delay product deployment or increase costs, may not be accepted by our customers, and may not successfully compete with products offered by our competitors, (e) anticipated synergies in product innovation and development and services may not materialize; and (f) factors discussed from time to time in reports filed by JDSU with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or qualify any of the statements made herein.
Vancouver, BC (Wireless)
65 Employees In BC (5000 Total)
Founded: 1999 | Revenues: $1.8 Billion
JDSU Wireless Capacity Solutions produces the industry's most advanced and scalable wireless subscriber simulation and test systems for CDMA, UMTS, HSPA and LTE technologies.