Sunday, January 29, 2012

BT Openreach Launches Optical Spectrum Access with ADVA

Openreach, the infrastructure division of BT Group, launched a new Optical Spectrum Access (OSA) service that is built on ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 3000 DWDM platform.

The new service enables enterprises to transport enormous amounts of data throughout the U.K. with much improved latency and unparalleled encryption and security. The OSA service provides dedicated single or resilient point-to-point optical fibre links throughout the U.K. With a route distance of up to 103km, the service accommodates a range of interfaces and uses the same low-latency technology deployed extensively in many of the world’s leading financial trading networks.

“The response to the FSP 3000 introduction has been exceptional,�? said Jon Hurry, MD, Strategy, Commercial, Portfolio & Policy, Openreach. “Since the pre-launch of this service we’ve collaborated with a range of communications providers, whose customers are expecting dramatically more from their networks. Scalability and protecting their investment is at the heart of our customers’ strategy; they need to transport increasing amounts of data across greater distances more securely and faster than ever before. OSA meets those criteria. Today’s launch marks a milestone for U.K. businesses seeking to position their networks as a competitive advantage.�?

“This is an incredible time to be involved in U.K. networks,�? commented Alistair Swales, senior vice president, U.K. sales, ADVA Optical Networking. “In less than one month we’ve seen over 200 design requests from customers interested in the new OSA service.�?