Responding to questions about the selection process that led to ADVA's deployment at the Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V. (AMS-IX) , Henk Steenman, the exchange's CTO noted that "we did consider other vendors, but none was able to provide us with a solution that fitted our needs. These are rather specific as we don't need to cover more than 40km in distance or so."
Steenman added: "Typical transport systems are therefore way over-specced, and too expensive … the ADVA solution using the new Finisar 100G DWDM CFP is just fine for us."
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.