France's Neo Telecoms picks ADVA to upgrade pan-European Ethernet network

December 15, 2005 Paris, France -- ADVA Optical Networking has deployed of its Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 1500 platform into the pan-European network of Neo Telecoms, an Internet Protocol (IP) service provider based in Paris, The provider's NeoWan network spans five European countries.

December 15, 2005 Paris, France -- ADVA Optical Networking has deployed of its Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 1500 platform into the pan-European network of Neo Telecoms, an Internet Protocol (IP) service provider based in Paris, The provider's NeoWan network spans five European countries.

ADVA worked with Neo Telecoms to implement the FSP 1500 for delivering new Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and E1 services across the provider's existing SDH network. The provider specializes in delivering value-added networking and data services, including IP transit across Europe, optical fiber services, secure hosting services, satellite multicast transport and other managed services for enterprises.

ADVA says the aggregation functionality of the FSP 1500 system uses the standard Generic Framing Procedure (GFP) to enable easy interconnect between locations and existing SDH equipment, increasing the efficiency of the network. In addition, the guaranteed line-rate performance and line protection provide a premium service offering to customers.

The initial Neo Telecoms implementation of the FSP 1500 included cities in Austria, France, Germany, Holland, and the United Kingdom.

"The ability to offer new high-performance services to enterprises today is paramount," comments Didier Soucheyre, president of Neo Telecoms. "ADVA's flexible GFP solution allowed us to expand our network to provide Gigabit- and Fast Ethernet services with equipment that was easy to install. Their ability to quickly deliver this innovative network infrastructure was key to helping us provide advanced Ethernet services for rapidly growing businesses across Europe."

ADVA says its FSP 1500 is a carrier-class, next-generation SDH/SONET access system for the seamless aggregation of up to eight high-speed data and storage applications on a combined STM-16/OC-48 interface. Leveraging three ITU-standard technologies - GFP, Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) and Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS) � the company says the FSP 1500 enables service providers to leverage their existing SDH/SONET networks in introducing new high-bit-rate data services and continuing to support traditional voice and data services.

"It is critical for competitive carriers to build networks that are flexible and can scale as the customer base requires additional services," comments ADVA's Fabrice Jean, sales director, Western Europe and Scandinavia. "The ability of ADVA's FSP 1500 to multiplex several services and provide more efficient network operations allows this carrier to maintain lower capital and operating expenses."

The company says the FSP 1500 is suitable for deployment in point-to-point, add/drop and ring topologies. The company says the platform's small single-rack-unit footprint and hot-swappable, small formfactor pluggable (SFP) optical interfaces enable service providers to more flexibly serve customer application requirements.

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