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Press Release -- July 27th, 2011
Source: Adva Optical Networking
Tags: 100G, Ethernet, Merger, Wavelength

Artelis Builds High-Capacity Core Network on ADVA FSP 3000

Service Provider Unites Its Infrastructure to Provide Customers with Advanced Networking Solutions

ADVA Optical Networking today announced that artelis, an alternative communications provider in Luxembourg and Saarland, Germany, has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 in a new backbone infrastructure that effectively unites its separate networks onto one flexible core. Integrated by Nokia Siemens Networks, this new network enables artelis to rapidly respond to its customers’ needs and provision new services and bandwidth on demand. Including Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs) and RAMAN amplification technology, the ADVA FSP 3000 ensures artelis is able to deliver these services while at the same time reducing operational expenses (OPEX).

“One of the keys to operating a successful network is listening to your customers’ needs. Our customers want more bandwidth and more speed,” said Michael Leidinger, chief executive officer at artelis. “Our new backbone not only offers extended reach but ensures we can scale to meet our customers’ expectations today and in the future. We’ve worked with ADVA Optical Networking for many years and knew they would deliver a robust network that offers more speed and bandwidth but reduces OPEX. This is an unbeatable combination.”

Founded in 2006, with the merger of Cegecom S.A. in Luxembourg and VSE NET GmbH in Saarlad, artelis has a broad range of enterprise customers, including banks, government institutions and healthcare organizations. Many of these customers need to transport mission-critical data and require network solutions capable of responding to strict security demands. Additionally, artleis also works with a number of regional network operators. By combining its separate networks onto one core infrastructure, artelis now has the network capacity and flexibility to provision new services and scale to meet future bandwidth growth.

Built on over 30 ADVA FSP 3000 units, artelis’ new core network primarily consists of two high-availability ring structures and a redundant interconnection to an Internet peering point in Frankfurt, Germany. Each FSP 3000 unit features 40 channels transporting 10Gbit/s per wavelength. These channels will be upgraded to 100Gbit/s as customer demand requires. Each node on the network includes ROADM technology that enables artelis to seamlessly switch wavelengths without manual intervention, ensuring that OPEX costs are kept low.

In addition to ROADMs, the new core network also features RAMAN amplification along the fiber routes between Saarland and Frankfurt, Germany. This amplification enables artelis to eliminate the number of intervening amplifier sites usually required to transport data over such lengths. By reducing the number of amplification sites, artelis is able to drastically reduce the associated maintenance costs and again lower OPEX costs.

“artelis is a company that reacts quickly to its customers’ needs. By uniting its separate networks in one core infrastructure it can deliver high-performance and future-proof solutions,” said Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, vice president sales, Germany and Switzerland at ADVA Optical Networking. “Our FSP 3000 provides artelis with a strong network foundation, ensuring maximum flexibility.”

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