ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING'S FSP 2000 FORMS THE FOUNDATION FOR
OPENREACH'S OPTICAL SPECTRUM ACCESS SERVICES|
Platform enables high-capacity WAN and SAN services to end users with
need for reliable, secure services across the U.K.
York, U.K. and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. December 1, 2009. ADVA
Optical Networking today announced that BT's UK-based access network
arm, Openreach, is deploying the ADVA FSP 2000 to support its
nationwide Optical Spectrum Access (OSA) services. With OSA,
Openreach's customers enjoy very high-bandwidth connectivity between
two end-user sites. The services are particularly well-suited for
Wide Area Network (WAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN) applications
where multiple client interfaces are involved.
"Our customers have exacting demands, which means their service
selection must be versatile and reliable enough to meet these demands
at a competitive price and on a timescale that is realistic for the
end customer," said Richard Thorpe, connectivity services general
manager at Openreach. "We chose the ADVA FSP 2000 to support our OSA
services because customers demand lower lead times and the
flexibility to offer multi-speed, multi-protocol services that are
supported by the latest DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing)
technology. ADVA Optical Networking solutions enabled us to offer a
short delivery lead time and at the same time cost-effectively
support our customers' strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs), which
gives customers the security that their services are reliable and
always proactively monitored."
Launched on January 1, 2009, OSA services provide secure, uncontended
bandwidth for communications provider customers. It's ideal for those
who require high-bandwidth point-to-point connectivity for their own
end customers. Offering a range of client protocols and interfaces
over 2.5- and 10Gbit/s DWDM wavelengths, OSA enables the most
advanced data mirroring and data protection services over distances
of up to 35km radial. Helping end-user enterprises to comply with a
range of different regulatory requirements present in today's
business landscape while maintaining the ability to scale traffic
demands over time depending on business needs, OSA services can be
offered over diversely routed fiber paths between two end points. OSA
services also support the most demanding data center connectivity
requirements, thereby enabling state-of-the art applications like
cloud computing and virtualization.
ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 2000 is a WDM system specifically
designed for enterprises and service providers that require a
flexible, cost-effective system that multiplexes, transports and
protects high-speed data, storage, voice and video applications. The
product has been qualified with all the world's major storage
vendors, which makes it an ideal solution for the delivery of
high-availability enterprise SAN connectivity. The platform also
contributes to cost reductions due to its lower power requirements
and smaller footprint than competitive devices.
"Openreach continues to innovate in its service offering, with a
strong focus on reliability, flexibility and service excellence,"
stated Reg Armitage, ADVA Optical Networking's senior vice president
sales. "Bandwidth-hungry end users continue to drive advancements in
networking technology, and ADVA Optical Networking is pleased to be a
part of the OSA portfolio that enables Openreach to deliver the
highest-capacity connectivity to its demanding customer base."
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ABOUT ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING
ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of
telecommunications equipment. With innovative Optical+Ethernet
transport solutions, we build the foundation for high-speed,
next-generation networks. Our FSP product family adds scalability and
intelligence to our customers' networks while removing complexity and
cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, we forge close
partnerships with our customers to meet growing demand for data,
storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for
more than 15 years, we have become a trusted partner for more than
200 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more
information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.
Openreach is responsible for the nationwide local BT network which
connects homes and businesses across Britain to communications
providers' networks. Openreach provides communications providers
with services and products associated with that network.
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications
solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal
activities include the provision of networked IT services globally;
local, national and international telecommunications services to our
customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and
internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products
and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT
Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.
In the year ended 31 March 2009, BT Group's revenue was £21,390
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of
the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London
and New York. For more information, visit www.bt.com/aboutbt.
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