September 05, 2013
Openreach Deploys over 100,000 ADVA FSP 150 Circuits to Support Ethernet Access Direct Services
By Rajani Baburajan
ADVA Optical Networking, a provider of Ethernet access solutions, has been selected by Openreach, the infrastructure division of BT (News - Alert) Group, to deliver Ethernet access direct services in the U.K.
Openreach has deployed over 100,000 FSP 150 circuits into its Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) services. This deployment is one of the largest installed bases of Ethernet connectivity in the world, according to company officials.
EAD services are gaining adoption among enterprises in the U.K. The service demands a robust network management tool that is capable of removing complexity from operations, administration and maintenance tasks.
Openreach leads the deployment of BT Group's (News - Alert) 2.5bn pounds roll-out of fiber, delivering fiber broadband services to communities across the UK. The company is also responsible for installing and maintaining communications networks that link different establishments to their provider networks.
At the core of this deployment is the ADVA FSP Management Suite that helps Openreach simplify the provisioning of new services and rapidly respond to customer requests. It can meet even the most exacting networking demands, the company said.
"This milestone represents a significant achievement and is the culmination of many years of determination and effort," said Mark Logan (News - Alert), director of Fiber Products at Openreach, in a statement. "Our teams have worked closely to ensure we identify and meet the needs of our customers.”
Another outcome of this partnership is that the ADVA FSP Management Suite interoperates with Openreach’s Operations Support System (OSS), allowing them to offer their customers simplicity and zero-touch provisioning.
Sarah Mendham, account director, ADVA Optical Networking, said, "Together we've helped drive Ethernet connectivity across the U.K., and we believe a major cornerstone for this achievement is our FSP Management Suite.”
This secret ingredient ensures Openreach can respond to its customers' requests in good time and take a collaborative approach to changing demands, Mendham said.
ADVA is planning to further develop ADVA FSP Management Suite to include additional support for Synchronous Ethernet and virtual services.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson
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