Openreach picks ADVA Optical Networking to connect UK enterprises

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) reports that Openreach, the infrastructure division of BT Group, has selected the ADVA FSP 3000 as the foundation for its new Optical Spectrum Access (OSA) service, which replace the old service based on the FSP 2000.

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) reports that Openreach, the infrastructure division of BT Group, has selected the ADVA FSP 3000 as the foundation for its new Optical Spectrum Access (OSA) service, which replace the old service based on the FSP 2000.

Aimed at enterprise customers, OSA is part of Openreach’s Ethernet product portfolio that provides fixed, symmetrical Ethernet connections between two defined locations, such as end-user or communications provider sites. Provided over dedicated point-to-point optical fiber links, it offers a flexible and cost-effective way to move very large amounts of data between the two locations, to support a range of applications such as data center connectivity for cloud and virtualized services, business continuity and disaster recovery, financial trading, video conferencing, and data backhaul, Openreach asserts.

“The amount of data being generated by today’s enterprises is growing at a phenomenal level,” commented Alistair Swales, ADVA’s senior vice president, UK sales. “Much of this data is mission-critical and needs to be securely transported and instantly accessible. Openreach understands this changing landscape and has developed a service that ensures UK businesses can continue to outperform global competition and rapidly respond to new business opportunities.”

“Our relationship with ADVA Optical Networking stretches back many years and has evolved into a strategic partnership mutually benefiting both companies,” added Jon Hurry, managing director, commercial portfolio and policy, Openreach.

Engineers from Openreach and ADVA Optical Networking spent time working together on the product launch, both in the lab and thoroughly testing the network before rolling out the service.

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