Brasil Telecom selects ADVA's DWDM platform

February 13, 2002--ADVA Optical Networking today announced that Brasil Telecom has selected its Fiber Service Platform (FSP) optical networking solutions for storage applications. ADVA's platforms, which have already been deployed by Brasil Telecom, will address new requirements for the delivery of high bandwidth services as demanded by large corporate users such as banks, financial institutions, and insurance companies.

Feb 13th, 2002

ADVA Optical Networking today announced that Brasil Telecom has selected its Fiber Service Platform (FSP) optical networking solutions for storage applications. ADVA's platforms, which have already been deployed by Brasil Telecom, will address new requirements for the delivery of high bandwidth services as demanded by large corporate users such as banks, financial institutions, and insurance companies. ADVA's FSP portfolio will be supported locally through one of its principal value-added resellers, Novasistemas Engenharia, Brazil.

"ADVA's optical networking solutions will help Brasil Telecom introduce new revenue-generating service offerings, and at the same time will significantly lower network-wide costs," claims Luiz Fellipe de Abreu, director of government segment at Brasil Telecom. "ADVA's platforms offer scalability, manageability, and service transparent interfaces, which enable us to rapidly roll out a multitude of high-bandwidth services from one protocol-transparent optical platform."

Brasil Telecom has already begun deployment of ADVA's FSP 2000 platform, with a focus on maximizing the bandwidth density and extending the reach of enterprise networks while providing service flexibility. ADVA's FSP 2000 platforms offer 32 protected DWDM channels and transport up to 256 different services. The FSP 2000 is engineered to support a variety of high-end applications, including disaster recovery, data archiving and mirroring, and clustering of high-speed computers for parallel processing, in addition to off-site data storage.

"Storage is the killer application," contends Jose Antonio S. Prata, technical director at Novasistemas Engenharia. "The Sistema Brasileiro de Pagamentos (SBP), a recently launched contingency planning initiative, is paving the way for many financial institutions to overhaul their existing networking environments in order to provide faster transfers and real-time monitoring of interbank transactions, as demanded by a growing customer base. ADVA's FSP portfolio enables the 'mirroring' of sites at full bandwidth with minimal penalties on latency or performance issues and effectively extends the reach of a data center network to the metro and beyond."

Brasil Telecom is the third largest wireline company in Brazil, with activities in 9 states plus the Federal District. For more information, visit the carrier's Web site at www.brasiltelecom.com.br.

Novasistemas Engenharia is a Brazilian technical services provider, active in the development, installation, and 24-hour maintenance of corporate information systems. For more information, visit www.novasis.com.br.

ADVA Optical Networking (Munich, Germany, and Ramsey, NJ) provides optical networking solutions for provisioning high-speed voice, data, storage, and video services in the metropolitan area. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.advaoptical.com.


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