November 7, 2005 Munich, Germany -- ADVA Optical Networking today announced the deployment of a 10-Gbit/sec Ethernet network for cable operator ZTV of Japan. ADVA's carrier-class Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000 and FSP 2000 DWDM systems were used in the deployment.
ZTV is one of Japan's largest local cable operators, providing cable TV, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and data transmission services to more than 370,000 customers in 40 cities across the central west region of Japan.
In partnership with ADVA, Net One Systems, one of the largest systems integrators in Japan, implemented for ZTV a 10-Gbit/sec Ethernet network that spans 500 km from Tokyo to Nagoya, using ADVA's FSP 3000 DWDM platform.
In a second section of network, Net One and ADVA partnered to deploy a 10-Gbit/sec Ethernet point-to-point network that reaches more than 600 km into additional ZTV service areas. This deployment featured the ADVA FSP 2000 DWDM platform.
"As a competitive service provider in Japan, it is important to have a scalable high speed Ethernet network from which we can deliver next-generation services for customers," comments Takayasu Nakayama, director of ZTV's communication operations division. "It was ADVA's FSP family of products that allowed us to most cost-effectively build a 10-Gbit/sec fiber-based transmission backbone network that could scale for future needs, while offering reduced power consumption levels with a smaller footprint."
"We are excited to partner with ZTV and Net One on deployment of this advanced network," remarks Brian P. McCann, ADVA's chief marketing and strategy officer. "With an emphasis on future growth and flexibility at an attractive value, our teams have delivered a carrier-class network solution that helps ZTV respond to increasing customer needs for high-bandwidth applications, such as digital video and triple play services."
ADVA says its Fiber Service Platform is a portfolio of optical and Ethernet access networking products designed specifically for the delivery of high-speed services and network infrastructure in the metropolitan area. Key carrier applications for the platform, according to the company, include managed Ethernet services, managed storage services, and network infrastructure. The platform's modular design and flexible architecture are designed to suit customer premise, metro access, and metro core networks.