Showing posts with label ADVA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ADVA. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Cyprus Telecom Authority leverages ADVA's timing tech

The Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta) is leveraging ADVA's Oscilloquartz timing technology in a national synchronization network, addressing legacy timing applications and ensuring a smooth migration to precise packet timing for 5G.

Prior to the deployment of ADVA’s Oscilloquartz PTP grandmaster clock and GNSS receiver technology, Cyta’s timing network was based purely on frequency synchronization. It now distributes stable and accurate phase and time-of-day information, supporting the enhanced spectrum utilization needed for 5G. The solution features the OSA 5420 Series of grandmaster clocks, optimized for mobile backhaul and fronthaul in the radio access network. In the core, the OSA 5440 provides highest accuracy and availability with its dual multi-band, multi-constellation GNSS receiver and full hardware redundancy. The technology is remotely controlled by ADVA’s Ensemble Sync Director. 

“We’ve worked closely with Cyta to create a synchronization solution that fits its precise needs. Able to support both legacy and next-generation packet networking, Cyta’s new timing network is space- and power-efficient, assured by in-service PTP and GNSS monitoring and protected by hardware redundancy. Our engineers have also provided support at every stage of the process and made certain that the installation was carried out without any disruption to services,” commented Vasileios Karavasilis, commercial director, ADAPTIT S.A. “As a key distributor of ADVA’s Oscilloquartz solutions, we know all about the value of precise and reliable timing in mission-critical networks. Cyta is now prepared for mass 5G rollout with a synchronization architecture able to meet key challenges both now and in the future.”

https://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20210713-cyta-deploys-adva-oscilloquartz-solution-for-network-timing

Thursday, July 8, 2021

ADVA brings post-quantum cryptography to optical transport

ADVA announced post-quantum cryptography (PQC) capabilities for its optical transport solution.

The FSP 3000 ConnectGuard optical encryption solution relies on a hybrid key exchange system, combining PQC algorithms with classical encryption methods. It utilizes the traditional Diffie-Hellman protocol and combines it with a newly developed algorithm based on the quantum-safe McEliece cryptosystem. This enables it to produce encryption keys that even quantum computers will be unable to crack. As well as delivering data integrity with quantum-safe Layer 1 AES-256 protection, the ADVA FSP 3000 ConnectGuard™ encryption solution ensures minimal impact on latency, throughput and performance.

ADVA said its post-quantum cryptography is deployable over long-haul and multi-operator links.

“Our market-first FSP 3000 quantum-safe ConnectGuard™ encryption technology answers the urgent threat posed by quantum computers and gives organizations a way to safeguard their networks before the danger materializes. Our customers’ data will be fully protected even from cybercriminals’ intent on harvesting information so that they can store it today and exploit it tomorrow,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA. “We’re providing long-term security for data in motion. What’s more, our solution is ready to be upgraded later to comply with emerging specifications, including the NIST’s PQC standardization competition.”

“Organizations everywhere have woken up to the security threat that quantum computing represents. With many experts anticipating powerful commercially available quantum computers in the next decade, it’s now widely understood that the danger is very real and the stakes are enormously high. That’s why we’ve invested so much time and energy into developing the world’s first transport solution ready for the challenges ahead,” commented Jörg-Peter Elbers, SVP, advanced technology, ADVA. “By integrating PQC security into our FSP 3000 ConnectGuard™ optical encryption solution, we’re empowering our customers to protect their networks today against tomorrow’s threats. Our solution is easily deployable and only requires end-point access. What’s more, it works over any distance and in any optical transport network.”

https://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20210708-adva-launches-worlds-first-optical-transport-solution-with-post-quantum-cryptography

Colt tests quantum-based super-encryption with ADVA

Colt Technology Services has successfully conducted a field trial of quantum-secured transport using ADVA's FSP 3000 platform with ConnectGuard Layer 1 encryption technology. The trial, which was conducted over Colt’s deployed metro network in Frankfurt, utilized quantum key distribution (QKD) to super-encrypt live data traffic. ADVA’s partner ID Quantique also played a key role in the trial. Colt harnessed the ADVA FSP 3000, which receives...




Sunday, June 27, 2021

ADVA intros Ensemble SmartWAN with 6WIND

ADVA launched its fully-featured Ensemble SmartWAN secure networking solution -- a turnkey solution that delivers dynamic virtual routing, centralized management, and full visibility of network topology.  

The new Ensemble SmartWAN, which is integrated into ADVA’s Ensemble network functions virtualization (NFV) suite, features zero-touch provisioning for easy deployment and temperature-hardened servers.

The Ensemble SmartWAN vRouter application is a separately licensable option on the Ensemble Connector platform. SmartWAN vRouter utilizes 6WIND’s Turbo Router software-based network appliance to provide a compact, high-performance embedded routing engine. 

“Enterprises are operating in a dynamic networking environment with ever-changing access networking capabilities and security requirements. To achieve rapid time to market and take advantage of new applications, more small and medium-sized enterprises are digitizing their operations and harnessing the agility and cost benefits of NFV. ADVA’s Ensemble SmartWAN extends our industry-leading NFV platform with a low-cost, fully featured, secure networking solution. As an integrated part of our Ensemble NFV solution, SmartWAN supports dynamic, high-performance routing and VPN services. It also eliminates the need for additional networking VNFs, which helps to radically reduce opex and complexity,” said James Buchanan, GM, Edge Cloud, ADVA. “Our Ensemble SmartWAN ensures the highest quality and availability. And, with automated deployment and provisioning, it makes it cheaper and faster to roll out new services.”

The Ensemble zero-touch provisioning process automatically enables, provisions and licenses the routing engine out-of-the-box. Enterprise network operators will also be able to deploy more advanced hybrid WAN and dynamic networking capabilities via the SmartWAN Secure Networking application. SmartWAN Secure Networking leverages Ensemble Connector and Virtualization Director to build and manage overlay networks via secure static and dynamic VPNs. Ensemble SmartWAN delivers key benefits for service providers, who will be able to unlock more value in their infrastructure platform. It empowers them to support new use cases and offer critical SD-WAN services at a much lower entry cost compared to standalone SD-WAN applications.

https://www.adva.com/

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

ADVA's CoreChannel transmits 800G over 1,600-km

ADVA introduced its CoreChannel technology with the power to transmit 800 Gbps over more than 1,600 km using 140GBd sub-carrier technology, representing an improvement in reach of over 50% compared with 95GBd technologies.

ADVA says the new CoreChannel sled for FSP 3000 TeraFlex platform is now being trialed by major carriers and R&E network operators. Compatible with deployed infrastructure, the new solution delivers industry-leading SNR requirements making it resilient to transmission impairments. Along with the bandwidth flexibility and fractional QAM capabilities of the TeraFlex terminal, this ensures 800 Gbps transport with highest efficiency, highest performance and lowest cost. Featuring multi-rate client support, the CoreChannel™ sled can transport any mix of 400GbE, 100GbE and 10GbE services, providing customers with flexibility and protecting their investment as they migrate to higher speeds.

“Network operators across the planet have been harnessing our FSP 3000 TeraFlex to unlock the full potential of their fiber assets. Our compact, plug-and-play terminal offers a simple and cost-efficient way to maximize the capacity of optical infrastructure. Today we’re making it even more powerful with the introduction of our CoreChannel™ sled. Customers can now transport data at 400Gbit/s and 800Gbit/s over longer distances than ever before with a solution that delivers the lowest possible cost per bit per kilometer,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA. “Our FSP 3000 TeraFlex™ CoreChannel™ technology offers an enormous boost to operators transmitting services across countries and continents. What’s more, long-haul transport with TeraFlex™ CoreChannel™ is even more efficient and reliable thanks to its superior link signal-to-noise (SNR) requirements and higher network performance.”

https://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20210608-adva-launches-teraflex-corechannel-for-industrys-longest-800g-reach


ADVA supplies FSP 3000 open line system for TIP's proof-of-concept

ADVA supplied its FSP 3000 open line system (OLS) and Ensemble Controller network management and SDN domain controller system for a Telecom Infra Project (TIP) open optical networking proof of concept (PoC) at this week's virtual OFC.

The PoC showed how multi-vendor network components can be managed by a unified software-defined networking (SDN) control system. Specifically designed for easy interoperability, ADVA’s FSP 3000 OLS and Ensemble Controller ensured seamless integration into the open environment, including third-party terminals. 

Conducted by TIP’s Converged Architectures for Network Disaggregation & Integration (CANDI) sub-group, the PoC proved that all components of an open optical network can be operated by a single SDN controller. By demonstrating unified management of the OLS, open terminals and optical planning tool, the demo paves the way for true open networking and a new model of infrastructure operations with operators taking over network integration and optimization processes. 

“This PoC is an important milestone in the journey to fully open and disaggregated optical networking. It offers new levels of visibility and a way to manage the entire multi-vendor environment. With the power to seamlessly integrate components from different suppliers, network operators can confidently deploy best-in-class infrastructure that meets their exact requirements,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA. “Our FSP 3000 OLS was central to the demo. It’s a truly open solution that gives operators freedom to build multi-supplier architectures and then evolve and optimize each network layer separately. With our Ensemble Controller also playing a major role – providing network management and programmatic SDN control – this demo highlights the value of technology like ours that supports interoperability and disaggregation.”

https://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20210607-tip-harnesses-adva-for-successful-trial-of-end-to-end-open-optical-network

Thursday, May 20, 2021

ADVA introduces low-power edge demarc for 10GbE

ADVA launched a new compact, low-power edge demarcation solution for 10 Gbps Carrier Ethernet services. 

The ADVA FSP 150-XG108 Series offers simple operation and network integration with zero-touch provisioning. Its compact design caters for space-restricted applications and its redundant power supply ensures high availability. The ADVA FSP 150-XG108 Series is also well prepared for emerging timing requirements with hardware-assisted BITS, PTP and SyncE synchronization.

“Today’s MNOs need to be able to seize new revenue opportunities and grow capacity without worrying about increased energy consumption or rack space eating into profitability. That’s where our FSP 150-XG108 Series hits the sweet spot. It provides a quick and seamless way to deploy high-bandwidth Carrier Ethernet services without major cost,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA. “Our FSP 150-XG108 Series is engineered for the practical challenges of meeting cloud and 5G demand. It consumes very little power and supports both 1Gbit/s and 10Gbit/s interface speeds in a 1RU footprint. What’s more, with its temperature-hardened design, our FSP 150-XG108 Series removes the need for expensive air-conditioning.”

http://www.adva.com

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

ADVA FSP 150 multi-layer demarc adds MACsec encryption

ADVA announced an upgraded FSP 150 multi-layer demarcation solution with precise timing and MACsec encryption capabilities.

The new member of the ADVA FSP 150 programmable demarcation and edge compute portfolio supports 10 Gbps MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet and IP services, provides precise synchronization capabilities and now features hardware-based encryption. 

“Our FSP 150-XG118Pro (CSH) provides a simple and affordable route to high-capacity Carrier Ethernet connectivity with the highest levels of data protection. Unique in our industry, this compact and cost-efficient device combines demarcation, edge compute, synchronization and encryption,” said James Buchanan, GM, Edge Cloud, ADVA. “No other single solution offers all the features of our FSP 150-XG118Pro (CSH). Straight out of the box, it delivers data encryption compliant with the strictest standards in the industry, including FIPS 140-3. Our FSP 150-XG118Pro (CSH) has multi-layer demarcation capabilities as well as precise synchronization delivery. What’s more, its edge computing capabilities and open SDN control make it a key component for industrial IoT applications.”

https://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20210511-adva-adds-encryption-to-flagship-10g-edge-device

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

POST Luxembourg deploys ADVA's FSP 3000 TeraFlex

POST Luxembourg has deployed ADVA's FSP 3000 TeraFlex terminal to boost the capacity of its national core network to support 400GbE client services.  The low-power 1RU ADVA FSP 3000 TeraFlex leverages software-defined fractional QAM modulation and adaptive baud rate capabilities, determining the best possible capacity and spectral efficiency for each light path.

“ADVA’s compact, plug-and-play technology enables us to ensure high levels of speed and efficiency for our networks while meeting the connectivity needs of both our mobile and enterprise customers,” said Pierre Scholtes, head of telecom networks, POST Luxembourg. “The ADVA FSP 3000 TeraFlex maximizes the value of our network. It’s enabled us to affordably make the leap to 5G backhaul without adding complexity.”

“By utilizing our FSP 3000 TeraFlex™ to future-proof its backhaul architecture, POST Luxembourg is leading the way in the Benelux region. Our unique solution is now optimizing all optical paths in its network, improving port efficiency, enhancing performance and delivering major opex savings,” commented Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, SVP, sales, EMEA, ADVA. “The key advantage our TeraFlex™ brings is its ability to maximize the transmission capacity for any given fiber link. That enables POST Luxembourg to exploit untapped capacity in its existing infrastructure without the cost of a complete system upgrade. It provides a route to 5G capacity and flexibility without major effort or risk.”

http://www.adva.com

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

ADVA intros outdoor PTP grandmaster clock for 5G fronthaul

ADVA introduced an ultra-compact outdoor PTP grandmaster clock with multi-band GNSS receiver and integrated antenna for delivering nanosecond precision needed for 5G fronthaul and other emerging time-sensitive applications. . 

ADVA says its new OSA 5405-MB synchronization device ensures timing accuracy by eliminating the impact of ionospheric delay variation. The multi-band GNSS receiver and integrated antenna enable the OSA 5405-MB to meet PRTC-B accuracy requirements (+/-40nsec) even in challenging conditions.  By receiving GNSS signals in two frequency bands and using the differences between them to calculate and compensate for delay variation, the OSA 5405-MB eliminates inaccuracy and ensures ultra-precise synchronization whatever the space weather conditions. It can also work with up to four concurrent GNSS constellations (GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS and BEIDOU), increasing the number of observable satellites in urban canyons.

“Our multi-band, multi-constellation GNSS receiver provides an extremely cost-efficient way to achieve PRTC-B UTC-traceable network timing with the levels of accuracy needed for next-generation use cases. By adding this technology to our versatile, small-form-factor OSA 5405 Series, we’re offering a route to precision synchronization at the network access without significant investment,” said Gil Biran, general manager, Oscilloquartz, ADVA. “A ruggedized design and minimal visibility make our OSA 5405-MB easy to install in almost any outdoor location. With the power to compensate for ionospheric delay variations and provide resilience against jamming and spoofing, our compact edge solution really is the key to 5G synchronization.”

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

ADVA posts strongest Q1 results in company’s history

Citing high order volume from network operators as well as private companies and governments, ADVA reported Q1 revenues of EUR 144.5 million, up by 2.8% from EUR 140.6 million in Q4 2020, also up by 8.9% compared to EUR 132.7 million in the same year-ago period.

Pro forma gross profit in Q1 2021 increased by 1.3%, reaching EUR 55.3 million (38.3% of revenues) compared to EUR 54.6 million (38.9% of revenues) in Q4 2020 and increased significantly by 30.9% compared to EUR 42.3 million reported in the year-ago quarter. Orders for network synchronization technology again developed positively in Q1. In addition, the customer mix contributed positively to the margin increase in the past quarter.

Pro forma operating income for Q1 2021 was EUR 12.9 million (8.9% of revenues) and decreased by 10.3% compared to EUR 14.3 million (10.2% of revenues) reported in Q4 2020. Compared to the year-ago quarter, pro forma operating income improved significantly by 869.6% from a loss of EUR 1.7 million (-1.3% of revenues). Hence the pro forma operating margin was at the top end of the guidance corridor of 7% to 9%. In addition to the higher gross profit, this substantial margin improvement is mainly due to improved operational expenditures. Operating income for Q1 2021 of EUR 11.6 million decreased by 11.6% from EUR 13.1 million reported for Q4 2020 and significantly increased by 386.6% from a loss of EUR 4.0 million in the same year-ago quarter.

Net income reached EUR 11.2 million in Q1 2021, down by 15.3% from EUR 13.2 million in Q4 2020, and significantly up by 255.2% from a loss of EUR 7.2 million in Q1 2020.


The company’s cash and cash equivalents totaled EUR 79.1 million, representing an increase of EUR 14.2 million compared to EUR 64.9 million at the end of Q4 2020. Year-over-year cash and cash equivalents substantially increased by EUR 26.3 million from EUR 52.7 million at the end of Q1 2020. The higher cash balance is mainly the result of the improved profitability and lower capital expenditures, particularly compared to the prior-year quarter. Consequently, net debt in Q1 2021 strongly decreased by EUR 14.9 million to EUR 10.6 million from EUR 25.5 million at the end of Q4 2020 and improved significantly by EUR 57.1 million compared to Q1 2020 (EUR 67.7 million).

“Today we report the best Q1 in our long history as a publicly listed company. We’ve never posted higher revenues in the first quarter of a financial year, and we’ve never achieved higher profitability, generated more cash, or recorded a better order intake,” commented Brian Protiva, CEO, ADVA. “The speed of digitization in many countries has increased noticeably and we are seeing very good demand from all of our customer groups. At the same time, we are making good progress with the transformation of our business. Focus on growth markets with a higher proportion of software and services as well as more verticalization will bring our pro forma EBIT to around 10% of revenues.”

“Our transformation strategy combined with strict cost control showed the expected effects and have opened the door to sustainably higher margin potential. Net income of EUR 11.2 million is already over 50% of the result generated in 2020. With that, we have made an excellent start to the new financial year,” said Uli Dopfer, CFO, ADVA. “We were able to further increase cash and reduce net debt to EUR 10.6 million. This further underlines our strong financial position.”

https://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20210422-adva-posts-strongest-q-1-results-in-companys-history

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

ADVA showcases 400ZR DCI interoperability with Acacia and Inphi

ADVA demonstrated interoperability between its FSP 3000 DCI open line system (OLS) and QSFP-DD 400ZR modules from Acacia Communications and Inphi Corporation. 

The trial, which was conducted over a 120km amplified link, featured 400 Gbps  WDM transport using low-power 400ZR pluggable QSFP-DD transceivers from Acacia and Inphi with ADVA’s FSP 3000 DCI OLS. It was carried out under real-world conditions with 400 Gbps channels placed next to the test channels as well as a fully loaded spectrum. To validate three-way line-side interoperability, 400ZR was transmitted from Acacia to Inphi and vice versa. Test results showed that this multi-vendor ecosystem exceeds all OIF 400ZR Implementation Agreement performance metrics. Large-scale DCI network operators now have an easy and cost-effective route to a dynamic, future-proof and open environment.

ADVA said the latest trials using a 120km single-mode fiber show that it exceeds 400ZR performance requirements under fully loaded conditions including 75GHz channel spacing, enabling an aggregate capacity of 26Tbit/s per fiber. ADVA’s DCI OLS and Acacia and Inphi’s QSFP-DD 400ZR modules offer operators a complete and validated solution built on best-of-breed components.

“Today, we’re showing a direct route to open DCI networking using 400ZR. By proving the next-level interoperability of our platform with Acacia and Inphi’s optical interconnect technology, we’re empowering network operators to effortlessly harness the benefits of both 400ZR and open infrastructure. This will be key to reducing cost and complexity in the new breed of high-bandwidth DCI networks,” said Steve Penticost, VP, global business development, ADVA.

“Acacia has a long, proven history of pluggable silicon photonics innovation and has continually driven down the level of power consumption, size and cost of coherent interconnects,” said Tom Williams, VP, marketing, Acacia Communications. “400Gbit/s coherent pluggables enable network operators to support their growing bandwidth demands using power-efficient solutions that offer operational flexibility. By showcasing the interoperability of our high-performance coherent platform in a QSFP form factor with ADVA’s new DCI OLS, we’re giving DCI networks a clear path to a compact and cost-efficient optical layer assembled with best-in-class innovation.”

“ COLORZ II 400ZR enables large cloud operators to connect metro data centers at a fraction of the cost of traditional coherent transport systems and allows switch and router companies to offer the same density for both coherent DWDM and client optics in the same chassis. Interoperable 400ZR solutions allow customers to deploy a validated ecosystem with our innovative low-power, high-performing pluggable solutions and ADVA’s next-generation DCI OLS,” said Josef Berger, AVP, optical interconnect, Inphi. 

https://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20210413-adva-showcases-400zr-dci-solution-with-acacia-and-inphi

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

ADVA launches DCI open line system designed for 400ZR

ADVA launched a new FSP 3000 data center interconnect (DCI) open line system (OLS) specifically designed for 400ZR technologies.

The ADVA FSP 3000 DCI OLS, which is fully compliant with the OIF’s implementation agreement for 400ZR coherent optical interfaces, isptimized for amplified 400 Gbps DWDM links with reaches up to 120km at 75GHz or 100GHz channel spacing. ADVA says the solution exceeds all 400ZR performance specifications and is also compatible with OpenZR+ interfaces, which expand the application area to DCI applications with distances far beyond 120km. The ADVA FSP 3000 DCI OLS integrates multiple diagnostic tools, including built-in OTDR for the monitoring of all fibers and built-in optical channel monitoring. The solution is currently undergoing customer testing and evaluation.

“Today we’re announcing a major milestone for open, high-capacity data center networks. The launch of our new DCI OLS will be key for operators. It provides the missing link to real-world deployments of open infrastructure built with 400ZR interfaces,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA. “Our pedigree in the DCI space is second to none. We were the original DCI company, enabling Fortune 500 companies around the globe to harness the cloud with best-in-breed solutions. For more than 25 years, our innovation has helped the industry evolve. Now we’re giving large-scale DCI providers what they need to move forward. Our next-generation FSP 3000 DCI OLS offers a way to inject ultra-high capacity while reducing total cost of ownership and operational complexity. What’s more, the ADVA FSP 3000 DCI OLS solution is designed to optimize performance with 400ZR-compliant optics from any vendor.”

https://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20210330-adva-unveils-new-dci-ols-for-the-400zr-era

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Belgium's Proximus deploys ADVA synchronization for 5G

Proximus is leveraging ADVA's Oscilloquartz timing technology to synchronize Belgium’s largest open mobile network. The deployment enables Proximus to improve speed, coverage and reliability for millions of mobile users throughout Belgium, while also preparing its network for next-generation services. The deployment includes ADVA’s core grandmaster devices, access boundary clocks and its enhanced primary reference time clock (ePRTC) solution,. ADVA’s partner is Arcadiz Telecom, a leading provider of connectivity solutions across the Benelux region.

Proximus’s new nationwide synchronization network is built on the OSA 5440, an ultra-stable timing solution optimized for deployment in core networks and the OSA 5412 family of cost-effective, mid-scale synchronization devices engineered for deployment in a wide range of locations. It’s anchored by the robust and proven OSA 3230B ePRC cesium clock installed in two central sites. This supports high levels of frequency stability compliant with the strictest ITU-T standards and, combined with the OSA 5440, ensures long-term stability of UTC time. The extended stability performance of ADVA’s ePRC provides immunity against GNSS outages – a crucial requirement for mission-critical applications that should not rely on satellite-based timing alone.

“For major mobile network operators like Proximus, our PTP grandmaster and boundary clocks and our ePRTC solution are the perfect tools. They enhance overall performance and deliver the precision timing necessary for 5G use cases. Our technology also enables other services such as broadcast networks to migrate to IP-based timing,” commented Jörg Urban, senior director, business development, Oscilloquartz, ADVA. “The OSA 5412 Series and OSA 5440 support a smooth and cost-effective migration to next-generation phase and frequency synchronization. And with our ePRTC solution providing robust backup for GNSS, Proximus’ mobile customers can be sure of high-quality, uninterrupted services with no loss of performance.”

http://www.adva.com

Vodafone tests Edgecore’s DCSG with ADVA software

Vodafone Romania successfully completed a live network trial of open IP routing with Edgecore’s Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG) and ADVA's Ensemble Activator software. The DCSG was deployed in seven of Vodafone Romania’s live network sites in a variety of topologies.

Edgecore said its DCSG was developed as a joint operator community effort within TIP’s Open Optical & Packet Transport (OOPT) Project Group and is one of the first projects to introduce open, standard-based disaggregated hardware and software for use in telecom transport networks. As an early and leading contributor to OOPT, Edgecore has developed a series of TIP accepted DCSG products that address numerous use cases for mobile operators in both greenfield and brownfield deployments.

The trial in Romania validates the feasibility of open IP routers able to serve 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G mobile traffic and the ability to interoperate with Vodafone’s current transport network providers. The combination of Edgecore’s DCSG coupled with ADVA’s Ensemble Activator software demonstrates the key capabilities of the solution, delivering transport services with IP routing, and with frequency and time synchronization.

George Tchaparian, CEO and President of Edgecore Networks, said, “As the leading provider of open network solutions to tier-one operators worldwide, and the leading contributor to OCP, ONF, and TIP open communities, Edgecore understands the requirement to accelerate the innovation of disaggregated open network deployments while moving toward a more consistent and open infrastructure across mobile broadband and transport networks. This successful live trial in Romania is yet another proof point that open networking is robust and deployable in the most demanding network environments.

“Edgecore has a comprehensive DCSG portfolio with multiple performance classes, CPU, thermal, and timing/synchronization options based on Broadcom DNX Qumran packet processors. Open Network solutions are ideal for high-volume cell site and aggregation routing applications. Disaggregated, open hardware and software reduces operator costs, increases choice, and quickens the pace of innovation.”

“Built on our Ensemble Activator carrier-grade NOS and Edgecore’s innovative DCSG open hardware design, Vodafone Romania trial proves that service providers and can easily harness the power of this open and best-of-breed solution,” commented James Buchanan, GM, Edge Cloud, ADVA.

“This is a major milestone in the path to developing a healthy and sustainable open ecosystem of cell site gateways to increase flexibility and efficiency. We validated the Edgecore and ADVA solution in our networks and look forward to our continued partnership in the future,” commented Nikos Plevris, Vodafone Head of Transmission and Transport Engineering.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Australia's VicTrack deploys ADVA FSP 3000 for rail transport

VicTrack has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 for a new Transport and Government Secure Network (TGSN) serving the state of Victoria.

The flexible and fully redundant ROADM network enables railway operators to harness next-generation signaling technologies and provides high-speed connectivity for government agencies.  VicTrack will also be able to offer highly reliable and cost-efficient wholesale services at 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps. 

Built on ADVA’s FSP 3000 platform, VicTrack’s TGSN is initially a 45-node meshed architecture with links across metro and regional Victoria. Featuring 96 channel filters, the new infrastructure provides a flexible mix of 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps services as well as any-to-any connectivity for seamless, simple and secure communication.

“Upgrading our backbone network with ADVA’s FSP 3000 technology enables us to keep pace with Victoria’s growing transport needs. Our new high-capacity infrastructure empowers us to support mission-critical rail operations, including operational communications, signaling, and video surveillance. And, with so much extra capacity, we can now offer carrier-grade wholesale services to other service providers,” said Andrew Peel, group manager commercial, telecommunications group, VicTrack. “We’re also excited by the platform’s inbuilt scalability. With a solution ready to expand to 600 Gbps, we can plan to exploit new network technologies as they become available and expand services according to demand. Our customers and stakeholders will reap the benefits of this next-gen optical network for many years to come.”

“With the scale and openness of our FSP 3000 solution, VicTrack can be confident that it will have a highly efficient and secure transport system ready for emerging challenges and technologies for many years to come. The new TGSN network will provide vital opportunities for rail operators, government agencies and businesses across the state of Victoria. With its speed, flexibility and increased reliability, it will enable users to find new efficiencies and leverage the latest innovation,” commented Erik Lindberg, VP, sales, APAC, ADVA. “Throughout this deployment, we’ve given VicTrack’s team our close support. And, by taking advantage of our professional services, they’re ensuring that their stakeholders receive consistent quality of experience with a network running at peak performance all along its lifecycle.”

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

ADVA posts Q4 revenues of EUR 141 million, increased profits

ADVA reported revenues in Q4 2020 of EUR 140.6 million, down by 4.2% from EUR 146.7 million in Q3 2020 and down by 7.0% compared to EUR 151.1 million in the same year-ago period. Pro forma gross profit in Q4 2020 increased by 5.2%, reaching EUR 54.6 million (38.9% of revenues) compared to EUR 51.9 million (35.4% of revenues) in Q3 2020. Compared to EUR 54.6 million reported in the year-ago quarter, pro forma gross profit remained stable in absolute terms. Net income reached EUR 13.2 million in Q4 2020, substantially up by 98.6% from EUR 6.7 million in Q3 2020 and significantly up by 425.3% from EUR 2.5 million in Q4 2019.

The company said its decrease in revenues is primarily due to the devaluation of the US dollar compared to the euro. In addition, due to lockdown tightening again, some orders had to be postponed to the following quarter.

“Today’s communication infrastructure is critical to solving some of the biggest challenges facing our global society. And we are a key part of this process. We are the only remaining optical networking and synchronization specialist in Europe. Growing safety concerns, specifically around the major Chinese equipment suppliers, create new opportunities and unique selling points for us that further strengthen our market position,” said Brian Protiva, CEO, ADVA. “Technologically, our solutions are perfectly aligned with the network transformation that’s taking place, including a focus on cloud, mobility, 5G, network automation and security. With our investments, we’ve created a foundation for transforming our business model towards higher margins. This transformation includes growing revenue contributions from software and services, expansion into new industries and further verticalization of our business.”

Financial results and analyst presentation are available here:

https://www.adva.com/en/about-us/investors/financial-results/conference-calls

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Colt tests quantum-based super-encryption with ADVA

Colt Technology Services has successfully conducted a field trial of quantum-secured transport using ADVA's FSP 3000 platform with ConnectGuard Layer 1 encryption technology. 

The trial, which was conducted over Colt’s deployed metro network in Frankfurt, utilized quantum key distribution (QKD) to super-encrypt live data traffic. ADVA’s partner ID Quantique also played a key role in the trial. Colt harnessed the ADVA FSP 3000, which receives quantum keys generated by ID Quantique’s QKD technology. The QKD provides quantum random bit strings. These keys are used as an additional entropy source for the ADVA encryption solution, operating at line speeds of 100Gbit/s. The solution is the first commercial high-speed optical networking product to feature a dedicated interface for quantum keys based on the ETSI key delivery standard.

“With quantum computers on the horizon, it’s crucial to stay one step ahead of the hackers. This trial is a major step towards the next generation of cryptographic infrastructure and takes us closer to safeguarding our customers’ information from tomorrow’s threats,” said Oktay Tekin, director, sales engineers, DACH, Colt Technology Services. “Businesses across the world depend on the speed, reliability and robust security of our services to operate effectively and with complete peace of mind. By conducting this trial with ADVA to harness QKD technologies, we’re exploring how to protect against unprecedented challenges further down the line.”

“Our FSP 3000 ConnectGuard encryption solution ensures maximum security as well as high capacity and low latency. In recent years, it has won a fierce reputation for protecting service provider and enterprise networks across the globe. Now, this trial of QKD-secure transport is proving how vital our technology will be even in the post-quantum era,” commented Uli Schlegel, director, product line management, ADVA. “Colt’s trial shows that it’s now possible to secure high-speed connectivity over deployed operational networks against tomorrow’s quantum computer attacks. It’s a significant milestone for Colt’s enterprise customers. From sensitive financial information to valuable intellectual property, their data will soon be shielded from the cybercriminals of the future.”

ADVA supports Quantum-Secure VPN (QuaSiModO) project

ADVA is playing a key role in a unique research initiative extending post-quantum security to VPN networks. The company has supplied its ADVA FSP 150 with ConnectGuard Ethernet encryption for the Quantum-Secure VPN Modules and Operation Modes (QuaSiModO) project, which is being conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied and Integrated Security, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and genua GmbH. Funding is provided by the German Federal...

ADVA FSP 3000 powers UK’s first quantum network

ADVA's FSP 3000 platform is powering a metro transport system in the city of Cambridge that is being used for the UK's first quantum network. The project, which is conducted by the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, super-encrypts data using quantum key distribution (QKD) for complete and long-term cryptographic data security. ADVA said the openness of its ADVA FSP 3000 platform, which can accept keys from third-party systems utilizing...

Europes's OPENQKD uses ADVA for quantum key distribution

The OPENQKD project, whose mission is to create and trial a secure communication network across Europe based on quantum key distribution (QKD), will leverage ADVA's FSP 3000 and FSP 150 platforms. ADVA will provide optical and Ethernet encryptors as well as open line systems for multiple testbed locations. OPENQKD, which is funded by the European Commission, seeks to accelerate the commercial adoption of QKD technology and to promote interoperability...


Thursday, February 4, 2021

ADVA adds MicroMux Nano and MicroMux Quattro pluggables

ADVA expanded its MicroMux series of pluggable devices with two new models for increasing the capacity of transport and DCI networks by upgrading existing aggregation devices with plug-and-play simplicity.

  • The ADVA MicroMux Nano fits into 10GbE sockets and fans out ten 1GbE interfaces, bringing new levels of flexibility and efficiency to the network edge. 
  • The ADVA MicroMux Quattro converts a QSFP-DD 400GbE client port into four 100GbE ports, reducing cost and complexity at the core. 

“Our comprehensive portfolio of multiplexers in a plug enables a fresh approach to expanding infrastructure. It empowers operators to balance current requirements with tomorrow’s demands, protecting previous investments while ensuring future-proof growth. With our MicroMux series, there’s no need to replace entire systems or add expensive and bulky equipment. Operators are free to easily convert 10Gbit/s, 100Gbit/s or 400Gbit/s interfaces into multiple lower-speed interfaces with zero footprint increase,” said Stephan Rettenberger, SVP, marketing and investor relations, ADVA. 

“Our MicroMux range is the result of close collaboration with leading transport network and DCI operator customers looking to meet both legacy needs and future demands. With more than 10,000 of our original MicroMux modules already deployed, our pluggable muxponders are right now helping operators across the globe to tackle the most urgent challenges around cost and scale while supporting a true pay-as-you-grow model of network expansion,” commented Ross Saunders, GM, Optical Engines, ADVA. 

https://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20210204-adva-expands-industrys-smallest-aggregation-solution-for-the-edge-and-the-core

Sunday, January 31, 2021

STC calls on ADVA’s NFV suite for uCPE services

The Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is rolling out on-demand virtual services using ADVA’s Ensemble suite of network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies. The new universal CPE (uCPE) offering is built on the Dell EMC Networking Virtual Edge Platform (VEP) 1405 series running ADVA’s Ensemble Edge Cloud NFV suite. 

STC’s new uCPE offering enables businesses across the Middle East to select virtual products from the multivendor Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem. Enterprise customers of STC will be able to quickly and easily access virtual services, including routing, firewall, WAN optimization, IoT and voice applications.  The Dell EMC Networking VEP 1405 series is a compact, low-power uCPE appliance purpose-built to host VNFs and ideal for demanding SD-WAN applications. With ADVA’s Ensemble Connector as the NFVI platform, multiple VNFs can run on a single uCPE. Other key components include Ensemble Orchestrator and Virtualization Director, which provide a simple and effective management and orchestration (MANO) architecture, empowering STC to roll out secure virtualized services at scale.


“Today’s enterprises need to be agile. They require the freedom to mix and match the latest cloud technologies to seize new revenue opportunities in an instant. That’s what our new uCPE service is all about. It eliminates vendor lock-in and lets our clients experiment with best-in-class solutions that fit their specific needs and ambitions,” said Fahad A. Alhajeri, VP, digital solutions, STC. 

“STC’s uCPE service is ideal for connecting the enterprise to the cloud. Now businesses throughout the Middle East can leverage the power of virtualization and choose from the market’s widest range of onboarded commercial VNFs,” commented James Buchanan, GM, Edge Cloud, ADVA. “Our Ensemble suite’s MANO capabilities support the rollout of secure virtualized service across multiple locations with complete flexibility and scale. And, thanks to our Ensemble Connector’s zero-touch provisioning, STC can ship uCPE to a customer site and provision it securely with no need for technicians. With such rapid deployments and agile service creation at the network edge, STC is leading the way to the managed services of tomorrow.”

“By utilizing our Virtual Edge Platform 1405 series and ADVA’s Ensemble software, STC is giving its customers a simple way to respond to shifting industry demand,” said Drew Schulke, VP, Dell EMC Networking, Dell Technologies. “Working with ADVA, we’re empowering STC and its customers to digitalize their infrastructures. Now they can deploy solutions at the click of a mouse and harness advanced tools for boosting security, reducing costs and improving end-user customer experience.”


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

ADVA adds disaggregated packet networking to Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem

ADVA's Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem will now include disaggregated packet networking. Alpha Networks, Delta, Edgecore Networks and UfiSpace have all joined the open multi-vendor program. Each new member offers high-performance hardware platforms proven to interoperate with ADVA’s Ensemble Activator, a carrier-grade network operating system (NOS) specifically designed for white box switches. The Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem helps to accelerate softwarization and virtualization by offering service providers and enterprises access to the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of flexible and disaggregated networking technologies. The addition of white box switch suppliers means it now delivers even more value to customers and helps to further simplify their transition to software-driven networking.

“Since the inception of NFV, our Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem has led the way, delivering unparalleled variety and choice of onboarded virtual network functions (VNFs). Now we’re opening up this unique multi-vendor environment to include some of the industry’s most innovative hardware suppliers, ensuring easy interoperability and new levels of collaboration for the rapid development of future services,” said James Buchanan, GM, Edge Cloud, ADVA.

With the addition of leading hardware suppliers, ADVA’s open Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem provides everything service providers and businesses require to harness the power of disaggregated networking. Each of the new member companies offers highly efficient white box technology proven to interoperate successfully with ADVA’s Ensemble Activator, the first NOS designed for bare-metal switches. Already successful in trials with multiple global mobile network operators, including Telefónica and Vodafone, Ensemble Activator is the market’s most versatile operating system for disaggregated cell site gateways. When combined with Ensemble Harmony partner hardware, it offers new levels of agility and freedom and a clear route to cost-effective mass rollout of 5G services over large, geographically dispersed, multi-vendor networks.

https://www.adva.com/en/products/network-virtualization/ensemble-harmony-ecosystem