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Press Release -- May 5th, 2010
Source: Adva Optical Networking
Tags: Equipment, Exchange, Wavelength

ADVA Optical Networking undercuts latency of traditional optical transport by up to 80%

ADVA FSP 3000 yields 80% lower latency for optical transport compared to traditional implementations, providing financial institutions with market-leading networking performance

May 5, 2010.

ADVA Optical Networking today confirmed that its low-latency optical transport solutions offer 80% lower latency than traditional Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) options. The ADVA FSP 3000 incorporates latency-optimized optical terminals, dispersion compensation, transponders and amplifiers. When combined with proximity and propagation delay-reduction strategies, the ADVA FSP 3000 gives financial institutions a significant advantage in their trading processes.

“ADVA Optical Networking has more than 15 years of experience delivering ultra low-latency optical transport solutions for the financial industry. This market is of strategic importance to us,” said Christian Unterberger, chief sales and marketing officer at ADVA Optical Networking. “Our very first customer in 1995 was a financial institution. We have remained tightly integrated to this industry, continually offering some of the most advanced and powerful optical transport solutions for enterprises today.”

Christoph Glingener, chief technology officer of ADVA Optical Networking added, “Most carrier-only platforms are built around standards-compliant technologies such as Forward Error Correction (FEC), which introduce latency. The FSP 3000, on the other hand, has been designed to meet the most demanding enterprise requirements in regards to latency and transport efficiency. Every component from transmitter to receiver has been optimized for speed. Transmission link design including optical amplification and dispersion compensation has been optimized, and everything that could potentially cause latency has been eliminated.”

The combination of dark fiber provider, co-location and carrier partnerships, coupled with the fastest transmission equipment, helps financial institutions to feed their trading algorithms with the latest, mission-critical, real-time information, allowing them to respond faster to market changes than their competition. Whether they link trading floors, news agencies and stock brokerage companies in a metro environment or multiple exchanges across the globe, today’s lowest-latency networks support financial organizations in financial hubs like Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.

The ADVA FSP 3000-based low-latency solution has been successfully verified by third parties and enables enterprises to expand their network to up to 120 wavelengths. While providing the ability to provision additional 1G or 10G channels faster than other equipment available today, the platform also offers protocol flexibility, including InfiniBand and multiple Fibre Channel speeds. For more information about the ADVA FSP 3000, please click here.

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