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October 09, 2012

VOO Selects ADVA Optical Networking

By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Today’s Optical+Ethernet networks are much more dynamic than their predecessors and they need improved flexibility. Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs) were developed by ADVA (News - Alert) Optical Networking in order to offer the required flexibility. Replicating the operational simplicity and flexibility of SONET/SDH networks at the wavelength level, they enable users to access any wavelength at any node at any time.

Recently, the company announced that it’s FSP 3000 core optical network with ROADM (News - Alert) technology was selected by VOO, a provider of cable television service to Belgium's Brussels and Wallonia regions.

The relationship between VOO and ADVA Optical Networking dates back to 2009. In 2009, VOO selected systems integrator Arcadiz Telecom (News - Alert) to install a network solution based on an Optical+Ethernet platform from ADVA Optical Networking in order to interconnect its distribution networks, and centralize its transport platforms. This agreement has allowed the company to transform its existing network infrastructure into a packet-oriented optical network.

VOO's optical network includes more than 2,500 kilometers of fiber with 11 100G capable core nodes and more than 100 secondary optical nodes. When deploying services such as business-to-Business (B2B), mobile backhaul and triple play cable services, this new product from ADVA saves planning time, operational costs and lead times.

“ROADM technology adds an unprecedented level of flexibility and scalability in the optical layer of this network," commented Yann Evain, sales director, BeNeLux, ADVA Optical Networking (News - Alert). "This flexibility is what enables customers like VOO to focus on growing its business and maintaining high customer satisfaction while having a network that simply works and supports future growth. We have worked closely with VOO for years to understand their needs.”

ROADM technology enables users to drop any wavelength at any node and any time. But to also sends any wavelengths in any direction (directionless) with the help of any available port on the network node (colorless).

Edited by Brooke Neuman
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