Tuesday, February 20, 2007

BT Selects ADVA's Ethernet Gear for 21CN

BT has named ADVA Optical Networking a supplier of Ethernet last mile access products for its 21st Century Network (21CN). Specifically, BT's 21CN will deploy the ADVA FSP 150 as the Network Termination Equipment (NTE) throughout the network. The ADVA FSP 150 portfolio provides Ethernet demarcation, extension and aggregation. Financial terms were not disclosed.

ADVA said its equipment will enable BT to provide stringent monitoring from the network core to the customer premise to remotely respond to faults, minimizing the need for manual intervention at customer sites and rapidly increasing their response time. The ADVA Network Manager (NM) will be integrated with BT's OSS to provide continuous end-to-end service provisioning and monitoring.

ADVA has previously supplied its FSP 500 switch to BT.


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