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Press Release -- July 18th, 2011
Source: Adva Optical Networking
Tags: 100G, 40G, Ethernet, Expansion, Video


NoaNet Relies on ADVA Optical Networking as It Expands to

Underserved Areas of State and Transitions to 100Gbit/s

 Norcross, Georgia, USA and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. July 18, 2011. ADVA Optical Networking today announced that Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) has selected the ADVA FSP 3000 to enable the extension of high-speed broadband service to nearly every underserved area of Washington state. The ADVA Optical Networking solution affords NoaNet the long-term, cost-effective scalability to accommodate more users and continue a transition from 10Gbit/s to 40Gbit/s and, eventually, 100Gbit/s services.

“We’ve had a long-standing, true and tight partnership with ADVA Optical Networking,” said Mike Henson, chief security officer (CSO) with NoaNet. “We have trialed many other systems, but ADVA Optical Networking offers unmatched value and range of services. We like the cost, flexibility and ease-of-use of the FSP 3000. Additionally, ADVA Optical Networking’s engineering services and technical support have been instrumental to NoaNet’s ability to expedite reliable, advanced services across Washington state.”

NoaNet, a non-profit mutual corporation, was formed in 2000 to deliver advanced and high-capacity services to Washington’s underserved areas. A wide range of wholesale communications providers leverage NoaNet’s infrastructure for long-haul transport and last-mile access to serve major enterprises and government in the rural Northwest.

NoaNet first deployed ADVA Optical Networking’s platform in 2005 and will again rely on the FSP 3000 as it undertakes a network expansion funded in part by an $134-million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) federal stimulus grant. ADVA Optical Networking’s multi-degree reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) affords NoaNet the flexibility to dynamically bring customers onto the network, which is planned to extend to more than 3,000 miles over the next three years. The FSP 3000 will help NoaNet deliver reliable, high-speed Internet access to schools, libraries, emergency responders, hospitals, government agencies, businesses and individuals in virtually every inhabited location of Washington.

“NoaNet understands the impact technology can have on communities,” said John Scherzinger, senior director of sales North America at ADVA Optical Networking. “We’ve worked with NoaNet for many years, building a network that’s actually changing the lives of people in Washington. For example, this network is connecting schools and colleges, radically altering the tools for online collaboration and learning. It’s also connecting hospitals enabling remote diagnosis and telemedicine applications. What’s more, this is only the start. The ADVA FSP 3000 offers NoaNet a scalable solution that grows at the pace of its users. Bandwidth when you need it, where you need it.”

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ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company’s FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers’ networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company has become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at


NoaNet is a non-profit mutual corporation providing wholesale telecommunications transport and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington. For more than 10 years, it has operated a reliable public open-access broadband communication network totaling over 1,831 fiber miles that provides rural areas access to broadband services, supporting 61 last mile providers that serve more than 260,000 customers. NoaNet’s members are twelve public utility districts and a joint operating agency that have served wholesale customers in Washington State since 2000.



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