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Press Release -- September 13th, 2010
Source: Adva Optical Networking
Tags: DWDM, Equipment, Ethernet, Exchange, Expansion, Video, Wavelength

Neutral Tandem selects ADVA Optical Networking to support its Ethernet eXchange services in New York City

The ADVA FSP 3000 expands metro core transport capacity

September 13, 2010.

ADVA Optical Networking today announced that Neutral Tandem, Inc. (NASDAQ:TNDM, news, filings), a leading provider of interconnection services, has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) platform in New York City. The FSP 3000 connects three important network nodes located at 75 Broad Street, 32 Avenue of the Americas and 60 Hudson.

ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 3000 drives the scalable, high-speed connectivity needed to deliver the fast-growing bandwidth demands of today’s business world. By rolling its existing SONET OC-48 system onto the FSP 3000 platform in this 100-km three-node ring, Neutral Tandem now has the capacity for up to 40 separate 10 Gigabit Ethernet  (GbE) circuits between each of the three locations. Neutral Tandem customers are already utilizing the network at both 1 GbE and 10 GbE rates.  The additional capacity is expected to be utilized by customers of Neutral Tandem’s Ethernet eXchange service offering.

John Bullock, senior vice president, engineering and operations at Neutral Tandem stated, “ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 3000 was chosen for this critical network because of its high-density design, smaller footprint and cost-effective scalability.  This solution provides us with the capacity to meet our customers’ bandwidth requirements for Ethernet services.”  Bullock continued, “When Neutral Tandem required a fast response to our network expansion needs, ADVA Optical Networking demonstrated its rapid response to customers throughout the entire process of engineering, design, implementation and continuing network operations. ADVA Optical Networking is truly a trusted partner.”

Stephan Rettenberger, vice-president of marketing at ADVA Optical Networking added, “The ADVA FSP 3000 is an ideal solution for these locations in space-sensitive New York City. Not only is the smaller footprint a benefit, but the lower power consumption and operational simplicity of the ADVA FSP 3000 help reduce operational expenses (OPEX) for Neutral Tandem.”

The ADVA FSP 3000 is a scalable Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) system specifically designed for service providers and large enterprises that require a flexible, cost-effective system that will multiplex, transport and protect high-speed data, storage, voice and video applications. For more information, click here.

Cautions Concerning Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release regarding Neutral Tandem's strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements.  The words “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “estimates,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.  Neutral Tandem may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in its forward-looking statements.  Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements Neutral Tandem makes.  Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: risks associated with Neutral Tandem's ability to successfully develop and market Ethernet interconnection services, including but not limited to identifying, obtaining, operating and maintaining attractive network switch sites, equipment and software, cost estimation errors or overruns, interconnection delays, material delays or shortages, Neutral Tandem's inability to obtain necessary third party rights or permits on a timely basis, if at all, and other factors, including the impact of regulation, many of which are beyond Neutral Tandem's control and all of which could delay or negatively affect Neutral Tandem's ability to offer or market this new service; and other important factors included in Neutral Tandem's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly in the “Risk Factors” section of Neutral Tandem's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2009 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2010, and June 30, 2010, as such Risk Factors may be updated from time to time in subsequent reports.  Neutral Tandem does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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