MBO Video chooses ADVA Optical Networking equipment

Dec. 5, 2007
DECEMBER 5, 2007 -- ADVA Optical Networking says that MBO Video has deployed the system vendor's FSP 3000RE to provide it with a highly scalable and flexible DWDM architecture.

DECEMBER 5, 2007 -- ADVA Optical Networking (search for ADVA Optical Networking) says that MBO Video has deployed the system vendor's Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000RE to provide it with a highly scalable and flexible DWDM architecture.

MBO Video is a privately held company whose DWDM and SONET network spans the four-state region of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri. "Historically, MBO Video led in our marketplace as the first statewide redundant network that supported video distance learning applications," said Gene Baldwin, president, MBO Video. "From there we have grown to provide integrated solutions with voice, data, video, Internet, cable, and wireless applications."

The FSP 3000RE is currently enabling delivery of 2.5- and 10-Gbit/sec services to MBO Video. Maximum scalability for the FSP 3000RE is up to 40 Gbits/sec on each of 40 wavelengths, or up to 1.6 Tbits/sec. MBO Video is using the equipment to provide video transport for a major statewide video network that connects universities, colleges, and secondary educational facilities for distance learning applications as well as a wholesale video network that enables service providers to deliver digital video services.

"We implemented the ADVA FSP 3000RE because we knew in order to be competitive, we had to anticipate growing customer demands," says Milton Alford, director of operations, MBO Video. "We are proud of our heritage as an innovator and our work in bringing enhanced learning opportunities and progressive services to customers."

MBO Video has deployed FSP 3000RE platforms at its 43 central offices linked along four optical-fiber network rings across nearly 2,000 km. The systems enable MBO Video to offer its customers enhanced disaster recovery and wavelength services.

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