Industry Partners
Anritsu Electronics Ltd.
Anritsu Company provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems. Its measurement solutions include optical, microwave/RF, wireless and digital instruments that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems.

BTI Photonic Systems Inc.
BTI Photonic Systems helps network operators respond rapidly and cost-effectively to the skyrocketing demand for bandwidth in today’s gigabit world. BTI’s Netstender™ platform — the industry’s first microWDM system with an open photonic-layer architecture — extends high-bandwidth transport services to the metro network’s edge. By consolidating key transport capabilities (DWDM/CWDM, optical multiplexing, amplification, dispersion compensation and wavelength translation) within a single network element, Netstender delivers industry-leading capital and operational savings while future-proofing networking capabilities. Addressing the needs for fiber relief and reach extension — and enabling 10G, 1G, and metro Ethernet service overlays — Netstender allows network operators to deliver gigabit services economically while dramatically increasing their overall market footprint.  For more information, visit

JDS Uniphase
JDS Uniphase, a worldwide leader in optical technology, designs and manufactures products for fibre optic communications, as well as for markets where its core optics competency provides innovative solutions for industrial, commercial and consumer applications. JDS Uniphase's fibre optic components and modules are deployed by system manufacturers for the telecommunications, data communications, and cable television industries. JDS Uniphase also develops products for display, security, medical/environmental instrumentation, decorative, aerospace and defense applications.

Nortel Networks
Nortel Networks is an industry leader and innovator focused on transforming how the world communicates and exchanges information. The Company is supplying its service provider and enterprise customers with communications technology and infrastructure to enable value-added IP data, voice and multimedia services spanning Wireless Networks, Wireline Networks, Enterprise Networks, and Optical Networks. As a global company, Nortel Networks does business in more than 150 countries.

TELUS is the largest telecommunications company in Western Canada and the second largest in the country, with more than $7 billion of annual revenue, 4.8 million network access lines and 3.6 million wireless subscribers. The company provides subscribers with a full range of telecommunications products and services including data, voice and wireless services across Canada , utilizing next generation Internet-based technologies.