1 November 2002 -- Incumbent European carrier Telecom Italia has deployed ADVA Optical Networking's Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000 product to build up metro network infrastructure in selected Italian cities.
The FSP 3000 is marketed with the Siemens Waveline MetroNet label. Sold to Telecom Italia by Siemens IC Networks, the FSP 3000 and Siemens' Tele-communication Network Management System (TNMS) software have been deployed in an eight-node ring network in Rome.
Telecom Italia is also deploying additional rings in selected Italian cities starting in late 2002. The metro ring networks use ADVA's DWDM technology to deploy new Gigabit Ethernet services and address fibre relief concerns.