Con Edison taps ADVA for wavelength service offering in metro NY

9 December 2003 Munich, Germany, and Mahwah, NJ Lightwave -- ADVA Optical Networking today announced Con Edison Communications (CEC) as a new carrier customer for its Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000. CEC will use the FSP 3000 to deliver its PowerWave Wavelength Service in the NYC area.

Dec 9th, 2003

9 December 2003 Munich, Germany, and Mahwah, NJ Lightwave -- ADVA Optical Networking today announced Con Edison Communications (CEC) as a new carrier customer for its Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000. One of CEC's offerings is a managed wavelength service, the PowerWave Wavelength Service, which addresses the access and capacity constraints within the New York metro area. ADVA's FSP 3000 not only enables CEC to relieve capacity constraints, say ADVA representatives, but also offers premium storage transport capabilities.

A subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc. (CEI), which is also the parent company of the large electric and gas utility Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc., CEC has built an extensive fiber network of more than 380-route miles utilizing primarily Con Edison of NY's conduits. The network interconnects over 100 commercial buildings and numerous major carrier points-of-presence (POPs) and central offices (COs) in New York City. The network design enables CEC to eliminate single points of failure and offer a competitive service to its customers in the financial services, healthcare, media and entertainment, and telecommunications sectors.

CEC extensively tested ADVA's FSP 3000 product for network interoperability up to speeds of 10 Gbits/sec and has certified it now to support the PowerWave Wavelength Service.

"We are extremely pleased to implement ADVA's FSP 3000 as a technology and transport solution behind our PowerWave Wavelength Service," contends Peter Rust, president and chief executive officer of CEC. "The system offers an unparalleled combination of strong feature sets, ease of deployment, and high value proposition with low initial capital expenditure and ongoing operating expense requirements."

CEC has already completed a first installation of ADVA's FSP 3000 as the PowerWave Wavelength Service for one of the top financial institutions in New York City. The deployment of two 3-node rings currently transports Gigabit Ethernet and OC-12 applications across approximately 140 and 170 km.

"CEC has quietly amassed a sizable customer base in the New York metro area over the past few years because of its significant fiber resources utilizing some of the most advanced and reliable network technology," asserts Brian P. McCann, chief marketing and strategy officer at ADVA. "They are exploiting the growing trend amongst enterprises to outsource storage and Ethernet services, in what is the world's largest metro area of data-intensive enterprises and one of ADVA's key target markets."

The FSP 3000 employs parallel use of DWDM and TDM technology to enable all protocols between 8 Mbits/sec and 10 Gbits/sec and up to 256 applications to be transported over one single fiber pair. The system's design supports point-to-point, linear add/drop, ring, and meshed network topologies of up to 10 nodes across distances up to 500 km without regeneration.

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