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ADVA Optical Networking launches FSP 150CM carrier-class modular Ethernet Network-to-Network Interface (NNI) demarcation device

April 29, 2008

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NORCROSS, Ga. and MNICH -- ADVA Optical Networking today announced the launch of the FSP 150CM, the latest member of its market-leading FSP 150 family of intelligent Ethernet transport products. The FSP 150CM is the world’s first carrier-class modular Ethernet Network-to-Network Interface (NNI) demarcation device, offering carriers a simplified solution for bulk termination of Ethernet services or inter-carrier handoffs required for wholesale service applications. The Ethernet NNI is a critical element in the evolution of Ethernet services and is required at boundaries between different maintenance regions or different carriers. It performs an analogous function to ADVA Optical Networking’s industry-leading Etherjack® demarcation devices that are now vital for providing the Ethernet service handoff at customer premises.

The FSP 150CM addresses the continued growth in the global Ethernet transport market, where intelligent Ethernet services are being deployed across a range of infrastructures and protocols at previously unprecedented levels. The FSP 150CM’s unique design enables carriers to meet this growth, while at the same time drive down capital and operational costs. The FSP 150CM simplifies provisioning across multiple network platforms, including Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), Provide Backbone Bridging-Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). The device can also be configured to a high level of transparency to satisfy the needs of Ethernet local loop providers that are required by their customer base to deliver transparency.

“ADVA Optical Networking is a pioneer in the Carrier Ethernet Access Platform (CEAP) space and the FSP 150CM represents the company’s understanding of their customers’ needs,” commented Stan Hubbard, senior analyst at Heavy Reading. “Operators frequently say that effective interconnection of carrier Ethernet networks is one of the last great hurdles to providing ubiquitous Ethernet service coverage and unleashing long-term growth of the market. They are looking for standards-compliant solutions that will help them extend their service reach beyond their own networks in an intelligent and cost-effective manner.”

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