JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) says it has established an optical network test lab and scholarship program at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT).
JDSU has provided a range of instruments for the BUPT lab that will 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.
Said JDSU President and CEO, Tom 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."
"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 Chairman of the University Board, BUPT. "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."