ADVA delivers advanced WDM technology for T-Com network expansion

March 28, 2007
MARCH 28, 2007 -- ADVA Optical Networking has announced that T-Com will use the ADVA Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000 for the expansion of its optical metro and regional networks.

MARCH 28, 2007 -- ADVA Optical Networking (search for ADVA) has announced that T-Com (search for T-Com), the broadband/landline division of Deutsche Telekom, Germany's incumbent carrier, will use the ADVA Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000 for the expansion of its optical metro and regional networks.

In cooperation with ADVA and partner Siemens Communications, T-Com signed a multiyear framework contract for the implementation of WDM-based transmission technology in its next-generation metro and regional networks.

The FSP 3000 platform's flexibility and ability to handle multiple network interface protocols at data rates ranging from 8 Mbits/sec up to 40 Gbits/sec was reportedly a deciding factor for T-Com. The platform also offers consistent implementation of the new Optical Transport Hierarchy (OTH) network standard, which provides for transparent transmission as well as highly improved network monitoring functions.

Triple-play services (data, voice, and video) and other services for business and residential customers contribute to increasing traffic volumes on networks. Providers of these services require a flexible transport backbone network onto which they can integrate the numerous data protocols and transport media that access networks require. In addition, ADVA claims, the integration of Ethernet and WDM in the FSP 3000 platform provide for a much more efficient use of available bandwidth.

"As one of the largest network operators in the world, T-Com needed a flexible, scalable optical transmission technology to enable it to expand its network as customers demand more bandwidth to support new applications," explains Brian L. Protiva, chief executive officer, ADVA Optical Networking. "Our innovative FSP product portfolio fulfills these exact requirements and is also able to transport advanced services over Ethernet and [IP]. We look forward to continued cooperation with T-Com as it scales its networks to meet future demand."

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