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About VIAVI Solutions

VIAVI Solutions has two primary businesses – Network and Service Enablement (NSE) and Optical Security and Performance (OSP). VIAVI has more than 3500 employees and 60 offices serving the needs of our global customers.

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Network and Service Enablement

Our NSE business is built on a foundation of pioneering technology in fiber optic test and measurement that, to this day, fuels our success in helping to deliver fiber-intensive 5G networks. We are first-to-market with scalable test systems for validating 5G network performance and deliver unparalleled visibility and intelligence across physical, virtual, and hybrid networks. With our deep expertise, VIAVI helps service providers, enterprises, and their ecosystems, to deploy, maintain, optimize, and evolve the most complex and powerful networks on the planet.  Core competencies for NSE include:

VIAVI NSE customers include Communications Service Providers; Enterprises, Cloud Providers, and Data Centers; Network Equipment Manufacturers; Network Installers; Aerospace and Military.

Optical Security and Performance

Our OSP business is home to renown experts in the management of light. From specialty filters used for space exploration to custom color solutions for paints, inks, and textiles, VIAVI products help to protect the world’s currency from counterfeiters, enhance the colors you see, and enable advanced technologies such as 3-D sensing. VIAVI OSP core competencies are in the areas of:

VIAVI OSP customers span many sectors, including consumer electronics; anti-counterfeiting; industrial; aerospace; and government.

Our History

Formerly JDSU, VIAVI Solutions was founded in 1923 as Wandel and Goltermann, a European company that grew from two technicians building and selling radios to one of the world’s largest suppliers of electronic test and measurement equipment. VIAVI has continued to amass expertise through investment in R&D and the acquisition of key technologies from companies including OCLI, Network Instruments, Agilent, Arieso, Trilithic, and Cobham AvComm and Wireless. Our experience and know-how positions us as valuable collaborators for customers working to implement leading-edge communications and optical technologies, specifically 5G and 3-D sensing. Below are some of the milestones in our rich history:

VIAVI Solutions: Our History Timeline

  •      2019     
    VIAVI Acquires NordiaSoft

    SCA Integrated Development Environments

    VIAVI Acquires 3Z Telecom

    Antenna Alignment and Monitoring

  •      2018     
    VIAVI Acquires Cobham AvComm and Wireless Businesses

    Strengthens 5G, Avionics, and Radio Test portfolio
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    VIAVI Acquires RPC Photonics

    Beam-shaping solutions for 3D sensing

  •      2017     
    VIAVI Acquires Trilithic

    Expands Broadband offerings, adds Leakage Detection
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  •      2015     
    JDSU is renamed VIAVI Solutions Inc. (VIAV)

    Follows spinoff of the Communications and Commercial Optics Products segment (Lumentum)

  •      2014     
    JDSU Acquires Network Instruments

    Boosts Enterprise Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) toolset
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  •      2013     
    JDSU Acquires Arieso

    Location Intelligence and RAN Analysis for Service Assurance
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  •      2010     
    JDSU Acquires Agilent Network Tools
  •      2005     
    JDSU Acquires Acterna

    First step toward providing end-to-end network visibility throughout the lifecycle


  •      2000     
    JDSU Acquires OCLI

    Optical Filter technologies

  •      1948     
    Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc. (OCLI) founded
  •      1923     
    Wandel and Goltermann founded