Telecom Lead India: Test and Measurement solutions provider JDSU is planning to set up its IT development center in Pune, India.
The purpose of the first IT development outside the U.S., will be for developing IT applications for captive purposes. The T&M major has already started hiring senior resources for the Pune center. The IT development center is expected to come up by December this year.
The Pune facility will be the company’s fourth unit in India. The other facilities are located in Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore.
JDSU has more than 80 facilities globally. Asia Pacific has around 1000 resources. Globally, JDSU has 5000 people. Manpower in Asia Pacific grew by more than 50 percent in the last two years.
Judith A Kay, vice president – executive operations and corporate strategy of JDSU, said: “The company will be aggressive in its expansion in India. India is a major focus area for us.”
Recently, JDSU said Asia-Pacific customers represented 24 percent of its total revenue for its fourth fiscal quarter and year ended June 30, 2012. While Americas’ customers represented 54 percent of total net revenue for the quarter, EMEA brought in 22 percent revenue. Revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012 was $439.3 million against revenue of $471.8 million in the same quarter previous year.
JDSU spends around 14.6 percent of its revenue (of $1.7 billion in FY 2012) on research and development. “That is why we are able to generate more than 50 percent of the revenue from products which are less than 2 year old. Our product innovation is in line with market demand. Our R&D is focusing more on Cloud and video content,” said Rajesh Rao, vice president – Asia Pacific, JDSU.
Growth in communication testing solutions in India is primarily driven by bandwidth-hungry applications. Both 3G and 4G will bring additional revenues to JDSU India which has grown its manpower by more than 50 percent in the last two years.
According to Sandeep Kapoor, country director – Communications Test, JDSU India, the T&M solutions provider is currently working with three major telecom service providers for offering managed services. “Managed services are growing significantly in India. We have also made significant customization – both for product and software solutions – for Indian telecoms that help them offer better user experience,” Kapoor added.
Myanmar, which has opened up its telecom sector for foreign investment, will be tapped for making investments. “We are studying the market,” Rao said.
The company will be announcing new products for the communication market. Recently, JDSU launched PacketInsight, a software-enabled network monitoring solution. The next generation solution pinpoints service-affecting network issues hundreds of times faster than any competing offering.
Consolidation is happening in test solutions market. Recently, JDSU acquired GenComm, a provider of wireless test and measurement solutions. Based in Seoul, South Korea, GenComm’s solutions are currently distributed by JDSU under an OEM partnership.