JDSU announced today that Southern Cross Cables Limited, a global bandwidth wholesaler that maintains a worldwide network and manages its capacity, has chosen the JDSU HD3-P4 fiber optic line of handheld inspection instruments along with FBP Probe Microscopes to improve network performance and reduce inspection time.  The units will be used for critical inspection of fiber in the company's network that connects Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii to the Internet backbone in the United States.

“JDSU's low-cost, inspection and cleaning solution gives us the opportunity to deal with the problem of fiber optic cleanliness within our network,” said Brian Smith, engineering services manager for Southern Cross Cables Limited. “Having an easy-to-use viewer and effective cleaning equipment will improve the performance of optical connections throughout the network, resulting in improved service to our customers.” Contaminated, or “dirty”, fiber causes fiber optic network problems including performance issues and network down time.  The JDSU HD3-P4, along with the FBP Probe Microscope, reduces time to inspect male and female connection points for dirty fiber by up to 50 percent over traditional, commonly used inspection practices. This improves productivity by optimizing the technician's workflow and reducing the amount of time it takes to inspect and connect.

“Southern Cross' network plays an important role in international communications,” said Craig Black, general manager in the JDSU Communications Test and Measurement business segment. “The JDSU HD3-P4 series of fiber inspection equipment will help Southern Cross successfully meet the demands of network speeds up to 40G and avoid the debilitating impact of contaminated fiber.” For more information, please visit and view the video “Essential Fiber Tool Kit from JDSU” at

About JDSU JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers.  JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications.  More information is available at

About Southern Cross Southern Cross and Pacific Carriage are independent bandwidth wholesalers established to finance, construct and maintain the cable network, and to market network capacity. Southern Cross is providing organizations with the power to future proof their business by securing all the bandwidth they need for now and the future. Southern Cross Cables Limited and Pacific Carriage Limited are based in Bermuda. Southern Cross also has offices in Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia. Southern Cross is an independent entity and is owned by Telecom New Zealand (50%), SingTel Optus (40%) and Verizon Business (10%).