ADVA optical networking joins Metro Ethernet Forum

16 July 2003 Munich, Germany, and Mahwah, NJ Lightwave -- ADVA Optical Networking, provider of optical networking solutions, has joined the Metro Ethernet Forum, an group dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Ethernet in metro networks worldwide. ADVA joins 68 other companies, including component suppliers, equipment vendors, and service providers focused on optical Ethernet solutions for metro areas.

16 July 2003 Munich, Germany, and Mahwah, NJ Lightwave -- ADVA Optical Networking, provider of optical networking solutions, has joined the Metro Ethernet Forum, an group dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Ethernet in metro networks worldwide. ADVA joins 68 other companies, including component suppliers, equipment vendors, and service providers focused on optical Ethernet solutions for metro areas.

Ethernet is commonly regarded as a simple and cost-effective technology that provides rapid provision on demand, packet-based operation, and end-to-end transparency, say forum members. The forum seeks to build consensus and unite service providers, equipment vendors, and end-customers; facilitate implementation of existing and new standards; and enhance worldwide awareness of the benefits of Ethernet services and transport networks. The organization's 69 members actively participate in committees and panels to define Ethernet services and carrier-class Ethernet-based transport technologies, particularly by specifying architecture, protocols, and management.

"Ethernet solutions are one of the three most important application areas ADVA is actively driving today," contends Brian P. McCann, ADVA's chief marketing and strategy officer. "Enterprises are finding that their local area networks can be easily extended across a metro area, enabling multiple sites to be connected seamlessly, cost-effectively, and at native speeds. We are helping metro carriers turn this demand into new revenues by offering an increasingly richer array of fully-managed Ethernet services. Joining the Metro Ethernet Forum was an important step for ADVA to ensure that our next-generation features and products are synchronized with the emerging industry," he adds.

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