ADVA Does Ethernet Over Copper

FSP 150CC-584 Ethernet demarcation device enables extension of Ethernet services over leased T1/E1s or copper-based infrastructure

June 17, 2008

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NORCROSS, Ga. and MUNICH -- ADVA Optical Networking today announced the launch of the FSP 150CC-584, the latest member of its market-leading Etherjack® family of intelligent Ethernet transport products. The FSP 150CC-584 is an Ethernet demarcation device that enables extension of Ethernet services over leased T1/E1s or copper-based infrastructure. It allows a service provider to terminate up to eight distinct copper loops by bonding the lines together (nxT1/E1). The FSP 150CC-584 is shipping now.

Because of the ubiquity of copper loops and universal availability of leased T1/E1 services in today’s communications networks, the FSP 150CC-584 is a natural choice for service providers looking for creative ways to deliver Ethernet services to hard-to-reach customer locations. The new product enables just that, offering Ethernet extension over existing copper plant with up to 16Mbit/s of transmission capacity (12Mbit/s for T1s; 16Mbit/s for E1s).

For those out-of-region applications where a service provider must lease capacity on another carrier’s network, the FSP 150CC-584 still allows the delivery of intelligent Ethernet services with the highest quality of service (QoS) levels and reliability via its embedded Etherjack technology. Etherjack provides essential standards-based Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) functionality and allows the tracking, collection and verification of Service Level Agreement (SLA) data from the point of customer demarcation.

The nxT1/E1 functionality of the FSP 150CC-584 is proving critical for the burgeoning wireless backhaul application, where mobile service providers are struggling to meet increased customer bandwidth requirements throughout their serving areas. As multi-media traffic grows exponentially between cell towers and switching centers, the FSP 150CC-584 enables wireless carriers to utilize Ethernet-based mobile equipment in locations where fiber or radio-based Ethernet services are not yet available.

“Fiber is still available to just 15.3% of all commercial buildings in the U.S. with 20 or more employees,” explained Erin Dunne, director of research services at Vertical Systems Group. “To offer ubiquitous Ethernet services, service providers and cable Multi-Service Operators (MSOs) must reach the other 85 percent of those businesses – both in-region and out-of-region - still providing the highest levels of quality and service. ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 150CC-584 addresses these pain points and delivers a product that enables service providers to deploy intelligent, next-generation Ethernet services.”

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