Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Artelis Deploys ADVA's FSP 3000

artelis, an alternative communications provider in Luxembourg and Saarland, Germany, has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 in a new backbone infrastructure that effectively unites its separate networks onto one flexible core. Built on over 30 ADVA FSP 3000 units, artelis' new core network primarily consists of two high-availability ring structures and a redundant interconnection to an Internet peering point in Frankfurt, Germany. Each FSP 3000 unit features 40 channels transporting 10Gbit/s per wavelength. These channels will be upgraded to 100Gbit/s as customer demand requires. Each node on the network includes ROADM technology that enables artelis to seamlessly switch wavelengths without manual intervention, ensuring that OPEX costs are kept low. In addition to ROADMs, the new core network also features RAMAN amplification along the fiber routes between Saarland and Frankfurt, Germany. The network integrator for the project was Nokia Siemens Networks. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Founded in 2006, with the merger of Cegecom S.A. in Luxembourg and VSE NET GmbH in Saarlad, artelis has a broad range of enterprise customers, including banks, government institutions and healthcare organizations. Many of these customers need to transport mission-critical data and require network solutions capable of responding to strict security demands. Additionally, artleis also works with a number of regional network operators. By combining its separate networks onto one core infrastructure, artelis now has the network capacity and flexibility to provision new services and scale to meet future bandwidth growth. http://www.advaoptical.com