VOO upgrades its ROADM network with ADVA

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) says that VOO, a provider of cable television services to Belgium’s Brussels and Wallonia regions, has upgraded its ADVA FSP 3000 core optical network with ROADM technology.

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) says that VOO, a provider of cable television services to Belgium’s Brussels and Wallonia regions, has upgraded its ADVA FSP 3000 core optical network with ROADM technology.

Spanning over 2,500 km of fiber, VOO’s fiber-optic network consists of eleven 100G-capable core nodes and over 100 secondary optical nodes. VOO first selected ADVA's FSP 3000 for its network in 2009 (see "ADVA FSP 3000 wins contracts in Belgium, the Netherlands"). The new ROADM infrastructure, implemented by the system integrator Arcadiz Telecom, interconnects content distribution networks and centralized transport platforms. The network now enables flexible service routing that reduces planning time, operational costs, and lead times when deploying business-to-business (B2B), mobile backhaul, and triple-play cable services.

“With over 1 million business and residential customers driving the demand for increased bandwidth and advanced services, VOO required a scalable and flexible end-to-end solution that allowed for fast provisioning of new services through the FSP Service Manager,” said Jos Vermeylen, managing director, Arcadiz Telecom. “The flexible ROADM network saves time and resources, enabling VOO to turn on its triple-play residential and B2B services with one simple click.”

“ROADM technology adds an unprecedented level of flexibility and scalability in the optical layer of this network,” added Yann Evain, sales director, BeNeLux, ADVA Optical Networking. “This flexibility is what enables customers like VOO to focus on growing its business and maintaining high customer satisfaction while having a network that simply works and supports future growth. We have worked closely with VOO for years to understand their needs. Arcadiz Telecom has been an invaluable part of the equation by providing continued design support, expertise and maintenance as the system integrator.”

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