ADVA and NEC deploy new data center connectivity for TV Asahi

20 November 2003 Munich, Germany and Mahwah, NJ -- Asahi National Broadcasting Company Limited (Tokyo), one of Japan's largest television and broadcasting companies, has implemented a new data center connectivity solution with ADVA Optical Networking's Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 2000 system.

20 November 2003 Munich, Germany and Mahwah, NJ -- Asahi National Broadcasting Company Ltd (Tokyo), one of Japan's largest television and broadcasting companies, has implemented a new data center connectivity solution with ADVA Optical Networking's Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 2000 system. ADVA partner NEC Corp. installed the FSP 2000 to interconnect TV Asahi's new headquarters with its data center, thereby securing real-time transmission of the company's mission-critical data to a remote location.

ADVA's FSP 2000 employs DWDM and TDM technology to enable up to 512 applications at speeds between 8 Mbits/sec and 10 Gbits/sec to be transported over one single fiber pair up to distances of 200 km. TV Asahi is currently transporting primarily Gigabit Ethernet traffic over 20 km in a point-to-point application. ADVA's data center connectivity solution enables enterprises like TV Asahi to mirror and recover data more quickly and cost-effectively than previously possible, say company representatives.

"The FSP 2000 offers a strong value proposition to TV Asahi, providing a low entry cost point to back up and secure the company's data and simultaneously offering a clear upgrade path to add new applications as the company grows," explains Jürgen Hansjosten, chief sales officer at ADVA Optical Networking. "We were pleased to cooperate with long-standing partner NEC on this project and intend to continue driving the market opportunity for data services in Japan."

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