Cable & Telecom

JDSU buys Agilent’s network solutions test business

MILPITAS, CA – JDSU is buying the network solutions communications test business of Agilent for U.S. $165 million in cash.The deal, which includes the unit's Long Term Evolution (LTE), or 4G, network verification and deployment products, is expected to close this June, pending regulatory approval. The Agilent unit has approximately 700 employees with business operations located in Colorado, the U.K., Singapore and Beijing.JDSU said the acquisition “significantly expands” its communications test position, including the emerging market for LTE/4G solutions required by the dozens of wireless service providers and network equipment manufacturers upgrading to this next-generation technology.LTE provides higher bandwidth to support...