Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Belgium's VOO Deploys ADVA's Optical+Ethernet

VOO, the leading provider of cable television service to Belgium's
Brussels and Wallonia regions, is interconnecting distribution networks and centralizing transport platforms with the implementation of a new Optical+Ethernet solution from ADVA Optical Networking, supported by
system integrator Arcadiz Telecom.

VOO serves more than 1.2 million business and residential customers. Following the merger of multiple sub-regional
networks, VOO found itself rapidly integrating disparate networks spanning more than 2,000km

The ADVA FSP 3000 multi-haul platform forms the basis of a 10 Gbps optical backbone. The same platform was chosen to support the multiple 1 Gbps metro access rings that feed the service provider's backhaul network. In order to deliver transparent sub-Gbps connections, the ADVA FSP 150 forms the critical demarcation point for the services VOO
provides to its enterprise and carrier customers. The complete solution is managed by the ADVA Network Manager (NM), which enables carrier-class management functionality across all network elements, both optical and Ethernet.

Systems integrator Arcadiz Telecom, which designed the solution, partnered with ADVA Optical Networking for the deployment of the network and will provide ongoing maintenance and support of VOO's network moving