SOURCE: ADVA AG Optical Networking

June 17, 2008 09:10 ET


With copper still the only ubiquitous network medium, new FSP 150CC-584 enables carriers and MSOs to deliver intelligent Ethernet over bonded T1s/E1s

NORCROSS, GA and MARTINSRIED/MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - 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, and to just a fraction of similar commercial buildings in Europe," 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 remaining percentages 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."

"This new product completes our spectrum of ubiquity," stated Fred Ellefson, vice president of global marketing at ADVA Optical Networking. "We now support Ethernet service delivery over SONET/SDH, fiber, DS3/E3 and nxT1/E1, while the ADVA Etherjack technology provides superior Ethernet service intelligence. We continue to expand our FSP 150 portfolio with innovative products that recognize and respond to the challenges carriers face today in the delivery of advanced Ethernet services."

The FSP 150CC-584 is a temperature-hardened device that can be used to deliver Ethernet services in both outdoor backhaul and indoor commercial applications. The FSP 150CC-584 can be used to support Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)-based services, including EPL (Ethernet Private Line), EVPL (Ethernet Virtual Private Line), E-LAN (Ethernet LAN) and E-tree, both on-net and off-net.


ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is at the forefront of providing Optical+Ethernet solutions that advance next-generation networks for data, storage, voice and video services. Our company's strength comes from passionate and dedicated employees, all sharing a common vision: a fast, customized response to customers' ever-changing needs. Our innovative FSP products and strong customer focus provide carriers and enterprises the ability to scale their networks and deliver intelligent, competitive new services. ADVA Optical Networking's solutions have been deployed at more than 200 carriers and 10,000 enterprises around the world. For further information about ADVA Optical Networking:


ADVA AG Optical Networking, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germany ADVA Optical Networking North America, Inc., Norcross, Georgia, USA ADVA Optical Networking (Shenzhen) Ltd., Shenzhen, China

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