SOURCE: ADVA AG Optical Networking

February 10, 2011 03:14 ET

ADVA Optical Networking Successfully Trials Low-Latency 100G Transmission

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100Gbit/s Metro/Enterprise Solution Shows Error-Free Operation over Tier- One European Carrier Network

Norcross, Georgia, USA and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. February 10, 2011. ADVA Optical Networking today announced the successful trial of a direct- detection 100Gbit/s solution in the metro network of a tier-one European carrier. The solution ran error-free under real-life conditions with unfavorable fiber characteristics. The trial demonstrated the potential of non- coherent technologies for low-latency applications in metro and enterprise networks.

"ADVA Optical Networking has a long history of providing innovative and pragmatic solutions that deliver top performance, optimized for specific applications," said Christoph Glingener, chief technology officer at ADVA Optical Networking. "There is a market for 100G solutions outside the traditional long-haul space," he continued. "In the metro and data center connectivity domain, users need low latency, a small footprint, low power consumption and aggressive price points. This trial was excellent proof that we can deliver against these requirements."

The demonstration was part of ADVA Optical Networking's engagement in the 100GET metro project, partially funded by the German Ministry of Research and Education (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF).

The 100G demonstrator was built from a simplified set of optical and electronic components. To reduce power consumption, no digital signal processing at the transmitter or receiver was used. This resulted in a low-latency 100G system that demonstrates ADVA Optical Networking's commitment to continue exploring possibilities that best fit given network applications.

"At a time when network operators are concerned about the cost of standard 100Gbit/s solutions, ADVA Optical Networking continues its innovative focus with research toward alternative 100G formats that seek to reduce costs over mainstream solutions," concluded Glingener. "The lessons learned in this trial will benefit our commercial product offerings, which we will launch in 2011, and solidify our leadership position for high-performance, low-latency networks."

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ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company's FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers' networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company has become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at


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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