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DB Systel GmbH Selects ADVA FSP 3000 For DB Group's Connectivity Needs

AXIANS to Support ADVA Optical Networking Technology in Metro and Long Distance

ADVA  Optical Networking today
announced  that DB Systel GmbH  has selected the ADVA  FSP 3000 to support metro
and  long  distance  network  applications.  The  frame  agreement  with  system
integrator   AXIANS  is  based  upon  ADVA  Optical  Networking  technology  for
connectivity  solutions  of  multiple  10 Gigabit  per  second  (10Gbit/s). This
connectivity  enables DB Systel GmbH to  flexibly meet bandwidth requirements in
its network.

"We  are now able  to address the  increasing demand for  bandwidth arising from
different  applications and  departments of  the DB  Group, as  well as internal
office  communications in the most flexible, cost-effective and future-proof way
with  service  provider  based  solutions  as  well  as  our own optical network
implementation," said Brigitte Baumgartner, head of Access and Carrier Services,
DB  Systel  GmbH.  "The  ADVA  FSP  3000 offers  the modularity, ease of use and
reliability  we need  in a  platform to  support our  varied connectivity needs.
What's  more, AXIANS and ADVA Optical  Networking have established themselves as
leading players in the marketplace."

DB Group offers mobility and logistical services and employs over 300,000 people
in  more  than  130 countries  worldwide.  Its  core  business is German railway
transport,  which carries more than  5 million customers every day. Furthermore,
DB  Group has become  a global provider  of mobility and  logistics services. DB
Systel  GmbH is DB Group's internal ICT provider, operating the Group's complete
IP network infrastructure. Applications supported by DB Systel GmbH include data
center  services, connection of  ticketing machines, online  bookings, sales and
passenger information systems, schedule control, video surveillance and internal
office communications.

"As  the universal provider for all of  DB Group's vast, current and emerging IT
and  communication  needs,  DB  Systel  GmbH  requires multi-service support and
future-proofing   scalability,"   commented   Volker  Lempert,  director  market
development  carrier, ADVA  Optical Networking.  "The ADVA  FSP 3000 provides DB
Systel  GmbH  just  such  a  combination  of networking power and flexibility to
support  whatever high-speed  data, storage  and video  applications and traffic
protocols that the DB Group might throw at it."

"DB  Systel GmbH was looking for a  solution they could rely on," said Salvatore
Sutera,  project manager, AXIANS. "We have proven international expertise in the
fields  of design,  implementation and  operation of  international PAN-European
network  infrastructures. We also have a  trusted relationship with ADVA Optical
Networking.  This  combination  provides  DB  Systel  GmbH  with a resilient and
flexible solution that meets their networking needs now and in the future."

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About ADVA Optical Networking
ADVA  Optical Networking is a  global provider of intelligent telecommunications
infrastructure  solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission
technology,  the Company  builds the  foundation for high-speed, next-generation
networks.  The Company's FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to
customers'  networks while  removing complexity  and cost.  With a  flexible and
fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with
its  customers to  meet the  growing demand  for data,  storage, voice and video
services. Thanks to reliable performance for two decades, the Company has become
a  trusted partner for more than  250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the
globe. For more information, please visit

About DB Systel GmbH
DB Systel GmbH with its head offices in Frankfurt am Main and 3,100 employees is
one  of  the  leading  providers  of  ICT  services  in Germany. A subsidiary of
Deutsche  Bahn, DB System  covers the entire  life cycle of  IT and CT solutions
from  specialist analysis to strategic planning and development right through to
operation  and optimization.  The company's  revenues in 2012 were approximately
EUR 765 million.

AXIANS  is the brand for corporate communication of VINCI Energies in Europe and
offers  convergent and  scalable IT  infrastructure solutions  for secure voice,
data  and video  communication. In  Germany NK  Networks &  Services GmbH is the
independent  IT  system  integrator  under  the  AXIANS  brand. With a dedicated
nationwide business unit structure and synergies within an international team of
technical   experts   and   consultants  AXIANS  is  specialized  in  supporting
telecommunication   and   broadband   services,   cloud  services  and  internet
applications with design, upgrade, maintenance and operation of highly efficient
infrastructures.  AXIANS understands the  challenges in this  growing market and
has  established itself  as a  highly specialized  system integrator and service
partner  of leading international carriers  and internet service providers. More
information can be found at

Published By:
ADVA Optical Networking SE, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germany

For Press:
Gareth Spence
t +44 1904 699 358

For Investors:
Wolfgang Guessgen
t +49 89 89 0665 940


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