Openreach rolls out ADVA’s next-gen edge devices as part of its Ethernet services
Jul 19, 2022
- Ongoing partnership is built on more than a decade of success with over 250,000 Openreach circuits deployed using the ADVA FSP 150
- New feature-rich Ethernet technology provides more bandwidth, precise timing and programmability while reducing power and footprint
- Solution enables Openreach to flexibly deliver enhanced business services across UK and cut carbon emissions
ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that Openreach Limited, the wholly owned subsidiary of BT Group, has deployed its next generation of edge technology to support Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) services to customers throughout the UK. Openreach, which runs the UK’s digital network, is continuing its longstanding relationship with ADVA as it evolves its infrastructure to meet the bandwidth, timing and programmability needs of new business, 5G and enterprise services. ADVA’s high-bandwidth demarcation and edge aggregation devices will enable Openreach to reduce space and power consumption. ADVA’s team is also helping support Openreach’s ambition to create a lower carbon footprint.
“We’re continuing our close relationship with ADVA as we roll out the next generation of our Ethernet services. Over the past 10 years, ADVA’s technology has played a major part in the success of our EAD portfolio. It’s enabled service providers across the country to bring new offerings to the market while helping us establish the finest reputation for quality and reliability,” said Mark Logan, director of products at Openreach. “Through working with ADVA, we can enable our customers with flexible high-bandwidth point-to-point connectivity.”
We’re proud of the close connection we have with the Openreach team and are excited that they’ve chosen to continue our partnership. Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, SVP of sales EMEA at ADVA
Openreach’s new infrastructure features the ADVA FSP 150-XG100Pro Series, a 10Gbit/s programmable demarcation and aggregation platform designed to provide the capacity and compute power needed for the most demanding applications. MEF 3.0-certified and with a uniquely rich feature set, it enables Openreach to offer Carrier Ethernet and IP services with a range of bandwidth options from 100Mbit/s to 10Gbit/s. The new technology supports highly precise synchronization with hardware-based SyncE and PTP, making it a perfect fit for applications with stringent timing requirements such as 5G. Managed by the Ensemble Controller suite, the ADVA FSP 150-XG100Pro Series was simple to integrate into Openreach’s existing network. Openreach also offers optical spectrum services exceeding 10Gbit/s to allow movement of large amounts of data around the UK.
“Openreach has gone from strength to strength in recent years, enabling many service providers to expand their UK networks and bring high-quality connectivity to millions of customers. We’re proud of our close connection with the Openreach team and are excited that they’ve chosen to continue our partnership,” commented Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, SVP of sales EMEA at ADVA. “Even in a time of global supply chain challenges and component shortages, our customers know that no one else does more than ADVA to make sure we deliver. We’ll carry on supporting Openreach every step of the way throughout its next decade of success.”
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