ADVA installs Fiber Service Platform in Hannover metro network

March 28, 2001
Mar. 28, 2001--ADVA Optical Networking, a global provider of optical networking solutions, together with Quante Netzwerke GmbH (QNG) and Hannoversche Telekomunikations-und Netzgesellschaft mbH (HTN) announced a field trial to implement the Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000 in metro-area networks.

ADVA Optical Networking (German Neuer Markt: ADV), a global provider of optical networking solutions, together with Quante Netzwerke GmbH (QNG) and Hannoversche Telekomunikations-und Netzgesellschaft mbH (HTN) announced a field trial to implement the Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000 in metro-area networks.

ADVA's FSP 3000, a 32-channel Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexer (DWDM) solution, will be installed by system integrator QNG in a three-node ring in HTN's network. The aim is to quickly expand the infrastructure of the existing SDH metro backbone network. In addition, cost-effective high bandwidth services up to 2.5 Gbit/s will be deployed to large enterprises in the Hannover metro area.

Implementing ADVA's integrated, transparent, DWDM-based metro solutions enables HTN to offer services in a flexible manner with dynamic provisioning for multi-client services. This is achieved using Time Division Multiplexing (TDM, sub-lambda multiplexing) on a single wavelength and DWDM for multiple wavelengths over a single optical fiber pair. Through the FSP Management Suite, HTN can manage the network from customer premise site to its central office, managing and deploying services at each node at a customer's request.

ADVA's FSP 3000 was developed for the metro-area networks of service providers who require flexible and cost-effective solutions for the transportation of high bit-rate data, storage, voice, and video applications. The modular architecture of the FSP 3000 is NEBS/ETSI compliant with hot-swappable modules enable customer applications and services to be deployed on-demand. The system is specifically designed for optical networks with features such as fast service provisioning, conversion, multiplexing, protection and network management. The transparent FSP 3000 supports all protocols between 100 Mbit/s and 10 Gbit/s, including STM-1/-4/-16, OC-3/-12/-48, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI, ATM, ESCON, FICON, or any proprietary protocol operating within the specified data range. The FSP 3000 hardware design, coupled with the benefits of DWDM technology, enables the system to support point-to-point, linear add/drop, and ring network topologies with up to nine nodes. With the FSP Management Suite and the optical supervisory channel, the entire FSP 3000 network can be centrally managed and maintained.

About Hannoversche Telekommunikations-und Netzgesellschaft GmbH:

HTN is a city carrier for the metro area around Hannover, Germany. As a transport network provider, HTN markets and sells data transportation services over its own network resources.

About Quante Netzwerke GmbH:

QNG, a subsidiary of Quante AG and member of the 3M-Group, designs and implements competitive and flexible networks for private and public telecommunication carriers.

About ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of optical networking solutions for the deployment, management, and delivery of high-speed services within the metropolitan area and enterprise markets. For more information, visit www.advaoptical.com.