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ADVA Acquires Optical Monitoring Team

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MUNICH -- ADVA Optical Networking announced today that is has acquired an engineering division from technology incubator, mic AG. The talented team of engineers is specifically focused on the development of optical monitoring technology in fiber networks. Their skills will be key for ADVA Optical Networking as it continues to rapidly advance its popular ADVA FSP 3000 Access Link Monitoring (ALM) product. Since its launch in 2014, the ADVA FSP 3000 ALM has been widely applauded for introducing a compact and easy-to-use optical monitoring solution - something previously missing from the marketplace. The new team members will be based in ADVA Optical Networking's Meiningen campus and will begin work as soon as the acquisition is finalized.

"We have one of the biggest engineering teams in the industry. It's this combined intelligence, this collective insight, that sets us apart," said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking. "That's why this acquisition is so important. We're adding dynamic new talent to our engineering force. Our new team members will help us to further strengthen our layer 1 assurance strategy. In a world driven by cloud and mobility, service delivery and assurance are critical factors that can effectively decide the success or failure of cloud offerings. That's why our team will be working hard to explore new possibilities and rapidly implement new features. Make no mistake, in 2016, our FSP 3000 ALM will be a product to watch. I can't wait to see what our new team achieves."

ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 3000 ALM was introduced as a direct response to service providers' requests for more insight into their fiber access networks. Previously, this was only possible with very large and expensive optical monitoring equipment. By contrast, the ADVA FSP 3000 ALM is a small, non-intrusive device that operates independently of data networking equipment. This separation of fiber monitoring from services and applications enables the ADVA FSP 3000 ALM to monitor fiber access networks regardless of the bitrate and protocol the overlaying service is using. The ADVA FSP 3000 ALM gives service providers up-to-the-second knowledge of their fiber plant and an understanding of where and what action may need to be taken to ensure continued service availability.

ADVA Optical Networking (Frankfurt: ADV)

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