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ADVA Optical Networking and Nokia Siemens Networks deploy new networks for Portugal Telecom


Incumbent Portuguese carrier uses the ADVA FSP 3000 in metro connectivity between major cities for business and residential services

July 30, 2007. Mahwah, New Jersey, USA, and Martinsried/Munich, Germany

ADVA Optical Networking and Nokia Siemens Networks today announced that PT Comunicações, the fixed communications division of Portugal Telecom, has deployed the ADVA Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000 and FSP Network Manager in new metro deployments throughout Portugal’s major cities. The new deployments enable PT Comunicações to ease traffic congestion and relieve fiber exhaust in the metro core as it continues to roll out new bandwidth intensive business and residential services to a wider market.

PT Comunicações is the leading service provider of telecommunications in Portugal, offering a broad range of multimedia packages, data business solutions and wireline telephone services for residential, retail and wholesale customers. These services include Ethernet connectivity, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and triple play applications, including data, voice and video services. With traffic rapidly increasing from the metro access to the metro core, PT Comunicações needs to alleviate congestion within Portugal’s main cities and simplify network operations.

The ADVA FSP 3000 provides the flexible bandwidth PT Comunicações requires to respond to its growing traffic demands and provision for future network growth. The product transports data streams of up to 10Gbit/s Ethernet in metro rings that reach in excess of 80km. This extra bandwidth enables PT Comunicações to accommodate increased Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) backhaul traffic from the metro access to the metro core, implement fiber relief and extend local area network (LAN) and storage area networking (SAN) interconnections. Deployed along with the FSP Network Manager, the ADVA FSP 3000 provides PT Comunicações with detailed service intelligence that provides end-to-end network monitoring and advanced remote operations.

PT Comunicações commented, “ADVA Optical Networking’s commitment to optical transport innovation provides the performance PT Comunicações needs to meet an increasingly competitive marketplace. The FSP 3000 enables us to respond to our customers’ demands, providing the scalable bandwidth needed for current and future data-intensive applications. Throughout Portugal’s major cities, customers will now benefit from increased broadband performance and improved data connection speeds.”

The selection of the ADVA FSP 3000 was dependent on several critical factors: its ability to run applications at their native speeds; to transport Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) traffic; and to support a hybrid architecture with multiple interfaces, including Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH).

“Portugal Telecom is a European carrier with an international presence, offering services in countries as diverse as Brazil, China and Kenya,” stated Brian P. McCann, ADVA Optical Networking’s chief marketing and strategy officer. “In its domestic market, Portugal Telecom is rapidly rolling out new bandwidth intensive services, offering business and residential customers the latest broadband applications. ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 3000 and Network Manager ensure PT Comunicações is able to integrate these services smoothly, delivering bandwidth when and where it is needed.”

Ricardo Azevedo of Nokia Siemens Networks added, “ADVA Optical Networking and Nokia Siemens Networks have provided PT Comunicações with a flexible network solution that ensures its customers continue to receive a leading-edge service.”


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