SOURCE: ADVA AG Optical Networking

February 23, 2010 03:14 ET

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING JOINS FTTH COUNCIL EUROPE

MARTINSRIED, GERMANY and MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) - ADVA AG Optical Networking / ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING JOINS FTTH COUNCIL EUROPE processed and transmitted by Hugin AS. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Norcross, Georgia, USA and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. February 23, 2010. ADVA Optical Networking (http://www.advaoptical.com/default.aspx?id=2&utm_source=prweb&utm_medium=online pr&pi_campaign_id=9183&utm_campaign=100223FTTHCouncil) today announced its membership in the FTTH Council Europe. The council works to accelerate Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) adoption by informing European governments, regulators, operators, utility companies, investors and broadband end users on the benefits of high-speed fiber connectivity to European households.

ADVA Optical Networking's Jörg-Peter Elbers, vice president, research & development advanced technology, will be among the speakers at the EPIC symposium, which is hosted at the FTTH Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on Feb. 24 and 25. Elbers will speak as part of the FTTH Network Technologies session on Feb. 24. His presentation will be held from 2.30-2.55 p.m. and will address WDM-PON (http://www.advaoptical.com/default.aspx?id=1394&utm_source=prweb&utm_medium=onl inepr&pi_campaign_id=9183&utm_campaign=100223FTTHCouncil) technologies for FTTH access.

"As an industry organization, the work of the FTTH Council Europe is based on the support of its members. We therefore welcome ADVA Optical Networking as a new member of our organization," said Hartwig Tauber, director general of the FTTH Council Europe. "Our goals are, by 2012, to have encouraged the deployment of FTTH connectivity to at least one percent of households in at least 15 of the countries served by the council and to at least 10 percent of households in eight of those countries. This can happen only with widespread deployment of high-speed, next-generation fiber access networks."

The FTTH Council Europe's more than 130 member companies strive to illuminate FTTH's far-reaching benefits for the environment, society and economy. At its Lisbon conference, for example, the council will explore both FTTH- enhanced entertainment services (online gaming, broadcast IPTV, high- definition video-on-demand, etc.) and business applications that would enable more European citizens to work from home, thus reducing time spent commuting and contributing to a healthier environment.

"ADVA Optical Networking shares the FTTH Council Europe's vision of a more sustainable future enabled by Fibre to the Home, with our ubiquitous optical access using WDM (http://www.advaoptical.com/default.aspx?id=676&utm_source=prweb&utm_medium=onli nepr&pi_campaign_id=9183&utm_campaign=100223FTTHCouncil) technologies, and we are already at work with other council members on a business guide designed to encourage investment in FTTH projects," said Stephan Neidlinger, vice president application and solution management with ADVA Optical Networking. "We look forward to our ongoing work with the other industry-leading member companies toward the FTTH Council Europe's ambitious goals."

ABOUT ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of telecommunications equipment. With innovative Optical+Ethernet transport solutions, we build the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. Our FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to our customers' networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, we forge close partnerships with our customers to meet growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, we have become a trusted partner for more than 200 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.

ABOUT THE FTTH COUNCIL EUROPE

The FTTH Council Europe is an industry organisation with a mission to accelerate the availability of fibre-based, ultra-high-speed access networks to consumers and businesses. The Council promotes this technology because it will deliver a flow of new services that enhances the quality of life, contributes to a better environment and increased competitiveness. The FTTH Council Europe consists of more than 130 member companies. Its members include leading telecommunications companies and many world leaders in the telecommunications industry. http://www.ftthcouncil.eu

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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
www.advaoptical.com

FOR PRESS:
Christine Keck
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public-relations@advaoptical.com

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Wolfgang Guessgen
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investor-relations@advaoptical.com

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