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Lumentum Wins 2016 Leading Lights Top Award

Company Receives Leading Lights “Best New Product (Telecom)” Honor   

Milpitas, Calif., May 24, 2016 – Lumentum Holdings Inc. (“Lumentum”) was named the winner in the Light Reading 2016 Leading Lights awards program for the Best New Product (Telecom) category for its recently announced whitebox platform supporting an ecosystem enabling SDN within data center and metro/edge DWDM transport. 

The Leading Lights program focuses on next-generation communications technologies, applications, services, and strategies. Winners were announced at an awards dinner in Austin, Texas on Monday, May 23, 2016, to coincide with the BIG COMMUNICATIONS EVENT.

“Lumentum is honored to have been selected for this award by Light Reading,” said Doug Alteen, vice president, product line management, Telecom. “Lumentum's optical transport whiteboxes will help our customers with common or customizable optical transport hardware solutions for SDN-enabled networks.”

SDN Optical Whitebox Overview

Lumentum’s optical whitebox platform is designed for simplicity and scalability, with open interfaces. This family of configurable building blocks will support the construction of networking solutions for varied applications based on specific performance and cost requirements.

“We received a record number of entries for the Best New Product (Telecom) category and the quality of those entries was outstanding, making it very difficult to compile a shortlist let alone select a winner,” said Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. “It’s clear there is a great deal of innovation still ongoing in the telecom networking industry and Lumentum’s optical whiteboxes for SDN is an outstanding example of how technology R&D teams are meeting the needs of customers for next generation networks. Lumentum is a worthy winner of this award.”

Light Reading’s editors and the analyst team from HEAVY READING conducted judging for the Leading Lights program.

Lumentum Joins Telecom Infra Project (TIP)

Announced at the BIG COMMUNICATIONS EVENT, Lumentum has joined TIP, which is an industry initiative driven by operators, infrastructure providers, system integrators, and other technology companies to re-examine approaches for deploying telecom network infrastructure. 

About Lumentum

Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE) is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is headquartered in Milpitas, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit
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