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September 5, 2013

Over 100,000 ADVA FSP 150 Circuits Deployed by Openreach for Ethernet Access Direct Services

ADVA FSP Management Suite Plays Key Role in Major Milestone
 
LONDON, U.K. – ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Openreach, the infrastructure division of BT Group, has deployed over 100,000 FSP 150 circuits into its Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) services. This figure marks a major milestone and represents one of the largest installed bases of Ethernet connectivity in the world. One of the key reasons for this success is the ADVA FSP Management Suite that enables Openreach to drastically simplify the provisioning of new services and rapidly respond to customer requests.  
 
“This milestone represents a significant achievement and is the culmination of many years of determination and effort,” said Mark Logan, director Fibre Products, Openreach.“Our teams have worked closely to ensure we identify and meet the needs of our customers. The ADVA FSP Management Suite interoperates with our Operations Support System (OSS), to ensure we can offer our customers simplicity and zero-touch provisioning.”
 
Since its public launch in 2009, EAD services have been widely adopted by enterprises throughout the U.K. It's this success that demands a robust network management tool that is capable of removing complexity from operations, administration and maintenance tasks. This is one of the strengths of the ADVA FSP Management Suite. Over a decade of development means that it can meet even the most exacting networking demands. During the course of 2013/14, there will be further development of the management suite to include additional support for Synchronous Ethernet and virtual services.    
 
“Openreach is a company that's working hard to meet and exceed its customers' expectations” commented Sarah Mendham, account director, ADVA Optical Networking. “Together we've helped to drive Ethernet connectivity across the U.K., and we believe a major cornerstone for this achievement is our FSP Management Suite. This secret ingredient ensures Openreach can respond to its customers’ requests in good time and take a collaborative approach to changing demands. We've worked side-by-side to develop network management software that meets every aspect of Openreach's specific requests.”
 
 
About ADVA Optical Networking
ADVA Optical Networking 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 www.advaoptical.com.
 
About Openreach
Openreach is responsible for the first mile of the UK access network - the copper wires and fibre connecting homes and businesses to their local telephone exchanges. Openreach leads the deployment of BT Group’s £2.5bn roll-out of fibre, delivering fibre broadband services to communities across the UK as well as installingand maintaining the communications infrastructure that links homes, businesses, public and voluntary sector organisations to their Communications Providers' networks. www.openreach.co.uk