Largest-ever global technology merger

Two optical cable manufacturers have agreed to link up in the largest-ever global technology merger. Canada-based JDS Uniphase is expected to take over US rival Uniphase, creating a company worth almost £90bn. The deal would give JDS access to greater manufacturing capacity and specialised laser equipment. Growth in the sector is being driven by increasing […]

Two optical cable manufacturers have agreed to link up in the largest-ever global technology merger. Canada-based JDS Uniphase is expected to take over US rival Uniphase, creating a company worth almost £90bn. The deal would give JDS access to greater manufacturing capacity and specialised laser equipment. Growth in the sector is being driven by increasing demand for telecommunications services, particularly high-bandwidth internet access.