For nearly 100 years, our company has innovated solutions to optimize communications technologies, from simple radio test sets to sophisticated network assurance platforms. Always an industry leader, the company has consistently complemented its strong R&D roots with smart, strategic acquisitions and mergers.
Viavi Solutions started in 1923 as Wandel and Goltermann, a European company that grew from two technicians building and selling radios into one of the worlds largest suppliers of electronic test and measurement equipment.
The company strengthened its telecommunications portfolio by joining with Wavetek in 1998, and in 2000 moved beyond instrumentation by joining with TTC, a leading provider of service assurance software and centralized test-and-monitoring systems.
This merger of the worlds second and third largest test-and-measurement companies became Acterna. In 2005, JDSU acquired Acterna to synergize communications test-and-measurement capabilities with fiber optic transport and transmission. A number of acquisitions followed, including Agilent and Finisar network tools, GenComm wireless test equipment, and Network Instruments enterprise appliances and software solutions.
Prior to acquiring Acterna, JDSU entered the specialty coatings market with the acquisition of Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc. (OCLI), the developers of many of our optical security and performance products.
After years of strong performance in two distinct markets (network and service enablement and optical network components), JDSU split. Viavi Solutions and Lumentum Holdings formed in 2015 as two independent, publicly-traded companies.
Viavi software and hardware platforms and instruments deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks. Precise intelligence and actionable insight from across the network ecosystem optimizes the service experience for increased customer loyalty, greater profitability and quicker transitions to next-generation technologies. Viavi is also a leader in anti-counterfeiting solutions for currency authentication and high-value optical components and instruments for diverse government and commercial applications.