Sunday, November 29, 2009

BT Openreach Deploys ADVA's FSP 2000 for Optical Services

Openreach, BT's UK-based access network arm, is deploying the ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 2000 to support its nationwide Optical Spectrum Access (OSA) services, which provide very high-bandwidth connectivity between two end-user sites. Launched earlier this year, OSA services are particularly well-suited for WAN and Storage Area Network (SAN) applications where multiple client interfaces are involved. The services offer a range of client protocols and interfaces over 2.5- and 10 Gbps DWDM wavelengths.

ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 2000 is a WDM system that multiplexes, transports and protects high-speed data, storage, voice and video applications.

"Our customers have exacting demands, which means their service selection must be versatile and reliable enough to meet these demands at a competitive price and on a timescale that is realistic for the end customer," said Richard Thorpe, connectivity services general manager at Openreach. "We chose the ADVA FSP 2000 to support our OSA services because customers demand lower lead times and the flexibility to offer multi-speed, multi-protocol services that are supported by the latest DWDM technology. "

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