ADVA and COLT Telecom sign covering agreement

May 15, 2002--ADVA Optical Networking has announced a covering agreement with COLT Telecom for its entire Fiber Service Platform (FSP) portfolio.

ADVA Optical Networking has announced a covering agreement with COLT Telecom for its entire Fiber Service Platform (FSP) portfolio. This agreement establishes the framework for the supply of ADVA equipment to COLT for the deployment of high-speed metro access services across Europe.

ADVA and COLT have worked in close co-operation over the last three years to provide solutions for large enterprises using ADVA's FSP portfolio. COLT has deployed over a thousand ADVA FSP systems to-date, which are successfully supporting a wide variety of services, and was awarded the 10,000th ADVA WDM channel card in September 2000, claim ADVA representatives.

COLT Telecom markets its high-speed services as LANlink, which is a fully managed end-to-end service between Local Area Networks (LANs) and Storage Area Networks (SANs) across a metropolitan area. COLT provides both building-to-building connections and fully managed end-to-end services.

ADVA's FSP portfolio includes the flagship carrier-class FSP 3000, which enables carriers and service providers to transport data up to 300 kilometers and integrates an all-optical switch for add/drop, pass-through, regeneration, and section protection. Carriers and service providers have deployed the FSP 3000 to maximize the bandwidth density and service flexibility of their metro core and access networks, while supporting new revenue opportunities for high-speed data, voice, storage, and video services. The FSP 500 and FSP 1000 complement the FSP 3000, grooming data traffic from customer premises into metro access networks. ADVA's FSP 2000 augments the product portfolio as the scalable enterprise system, offering 32-protected DWDM channels and transporting up to 256 different services, storage and private networking.

For more information about ADVA Optical Networking (Munich, Germany, and Ramsey, NJ), visit the company's Web site at www.advaoptical.com.

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