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Press Release -- November 15th, 2016
Source: 186-communications, Adva Optical Networking

186 Communications Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 Across Northeast United States

Scalability of ADVA Optical Networking Technology Vital to 1,000-Mile Network

Nashua, New Hampshire, USA. November 15, 2016. ADVA Optical Networking announced today that New England-based fiber solutions provider 186 Communications has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 throughout the Northeast United States. The new network architecture expands 186 Communications’ fiber backbone and ensures that it can rapidly respond to the growing demands of broadband providers and enterprise customers. ADVA Optical Networking’s technology was selected for its performance, flexibility and scalability. With the capacity to quickly and easily turn up new services and the ability to scale to 100Gbit/s and beyond, 186 Communication’s new infrastructure will satisfy customer needs both now and in the future.

“Our new network, built on the ADVA FSP 3000, ensures that mission-critical data and vital services are always available. It enables us to achieve outstanding performance at the lowest cost thanks to smart amplifier design, fewer modules and optimized node placement across the network,” said Craig Smith, director, network engineering, 186 Communications. “When it came to selecting a vendor, ADVA Optical Networking was an easy choice. One key reason was the capabilities of the ADVA FSP 3000 to provide a robust, flexible and cost-efficient network architecture. But we also made the decision because we wanted the continued support of a partner who shares our values – who shares our mission of going further than before to provide extra value for customers.”

186 Communications’ new transport solution serves enterprise clients across New England, as well as providing a high-bandwidth communications corridor for local, national and global internet providers. The ADVA FSP 3000 simplifies network operations and helps to reduce capital and operational expenditure. It also ensures that the new infrastructure is built on a flexible and scalable WDM foundation. With its modular architecture, the ADVA FSP 3000 gives the network the ability to expand at the same pace as 186 Communication’s business. This means that the solution is primed and ready to scale to 100Gbit/s and beyond in the future.

“When it comes to giving customers a competitive edge, our team has a wealth of experience. Our intrinsic understanding of how to help service providers succeed, together with our advanced technology, means that we’re always able to exceed expectations,” commented John Scherzinger, senior VP, sales, North America, ADVA Optical Networking. “From design, to testing, to implementation, we’ve worked side-by-side with 186 Communications to develop a solution that provides the ideal combination of capacity and flexibility. And we’re already talking about the possibility of further enhancements, such as ROADM technology and infrastructure management from our network operations center.”

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