Over 100,000 ADVA FSP 150 Circuits Deployed By Openreach For Ethernet Access Direct Services

LONDON, Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
          ADVA FSP Management Suite Plays Key Role in Major MilestoneADVA Optical  Networking announced  today thatOpenreach,  the infrastructure division of BT  Group, has deployed over 100,000FSP  150 circuits into  its Ethernet  Access Direct  (EAD) services. This figuremarks  a major milestone  and represents one  of the largest  installed bases ofEthernet  connectivity in the world. One of  the key reasons for this success isthe ADVA FSP Management Suite that enables Openreach to drastically simplify theprovisioning of new services and rapidly respond to customer requests."This  milestone represents a significant achievement  and is the culmination ofmany  years  of  determination  and  effort,"  said  Mark  Logan, director FibreProducts,  Openreach.  "Our teams have worked  closely to ensure we identify andmeet  the needs  of our  customers. The  ADVA FSP Management Suite interoperateswith  our Operations Support System (OSS), to  ensure we can offer our customerssimplicity and zero-touch provisioning."Since  its  public  launch  in  2009, EAD  services  have been widely adopted byenterprises  throughout the U.K. It's this success that demands a robust networkmanagement  tool  that  is  capable  of  removing  complexity  from  operations,administration  and maintenance tasks. This is one  of the strengths of the ADVAFSP  Management Suite. Over a decade of  development means that it can meet eventhe  most exacting networking demands. During  the course of 2013/14, there willbe further development of the management suite to include additional support forSynchronous Ethernet and virtual services."Openreach  is a company that's  working hard to meet  and exceed its customers'expectations"   commented   Sarah   Mendham,   account  director,  ADVA  OpticalNetworking.  "Together we've  helped to  drive Ethernet  connectivity across theU.K.,  and  we  believe  a  major  cornerstone  for  this achievement is our FSPManagement  Suite. This secret  ingredient ensures Openreach  can respond to itscustomers'  requests in good time and  take a collaborative approach to changingdemands.  We've worked side-by-side to  develop network management software thatmeets every aspect of Openreach's specific requests."                                     # # #About ADVA Optical NetworkingADVA  Optical Networking is a  global provider of intelligent telecommunicationsinfrastructure  solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmissiontechnology,  the Company  builds the  foundation for high-speed, next-generationnetworks.  The Company's FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence tocustomers'  networks while  removing complexity  and cost.  With a  flexible andfast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships withits  customers to  meet the  growing demand  for data,  storage, voice and videoservices. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company hasbecome  a  trusted  partner  for  more  than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprisesacross the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.About OpenreachOpenreach  is responsible  for the  first mile  of the  UK access  network - thecopper  wires and fibre connecting homes and businesses to their local telephoneexchanges.  Openreach leads  the  deployment  of  BT  Group's £2.5bn roll-out offibre,  delivering fibre broadband services to communities across the UK as wellas  installing  and  maintaining  the  communications  infrastructure that linkshomes,   businesses,   public   and  voluntary  sector  organisations  to  theirCommunications Providers' networks. www.openreach.co.ukPublished By:ADVA Optical Networking SE, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germanywww.advaoptical.comFor Press:Gareth Spencet +44 1904 699 358public-relations(at)advaoptical.comFor Investors:Wolfgang Guessgent +49 89 89 0665 940investor-relations(at)advaoptical.com[HUG#1727180]