ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 150 to be Deployed in THUS' National Network

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ADVA Optical Networking today announced that THUS, one of the U.K.'s leading business service providers, has selected the ADVA FSP 150 to assist with the delivery of intelligent Ethernet services to enterprise customers throughout the U.K.

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THUS is deploying products from the ADVA FSP 150 family, to assist in the delivery of the latest business voice, video and data applications across its highly intelligent, scalable and flexible networking platform.

ADVA Optical Networking today announced that THUS, one of the U.K.'s leading business service providers, has selected the ADVA FSP 150 to assist with the delivery of intelligent Ethernet services to enterprise customers throughout the U.K. Spanning more than 10,000km, THUS' national next-generation network connects 190 points of presence, including major business centers such as London, Manchester and Glasgow. Built on a foundation of IP and MPLS over fiber, THUS' network will use the ADVA FSP 150 in its delivery of a range of intelligent Ethernet services with unparalleled last-mile flexibility, control and management.

Mark Bennett, head of portfolio at THUS, stated, "As we continue to roll out converged network solutions, the ADVA FSP 150 helps us to offer fully managed last-mile Ethernet access connections that can scale to meet demand, while delivering a Quality of Service (QoS) that our customers expect."

The ADVA FSP 150, featuring Etherjack® technology, provides THUS with intelligent demarcation, stringent monitoring of data from the network core to the customer premise, verification of strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and remote Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM). Designed to carry business-critical data applications, the ADVA FSP 150 simplifies the management and transport of bandwidth-intensive broadband services throughout the network, supporting data speeds from 10Mbit/s up to 1Gbit/s.

"THUS offers its customers one of the most innovative next-generation networks available in the U.K.," commented Fred Ellefson, vice president of global marketing at ADVA Optical Networking. "THUS is deploying products from the ADVA FSP 150 family, to assist in the delivery of the latest business voice, video and data applications across its highly intelligent, scalable and flexible networking platform."

The ADVA FSP 150 is compliant with all standard Institute of Electronics and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) specifications, including 802.3ah (Ethernet in the First Mile, EFM) and 802.1ag (Connectivity Fault Management, CFM) specifications. It features compliance with the new ITU-T Y.1731 standard for advanced Ethernet OAM, and has also been rigorously designed for Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) compliance.

About ADVA Optical Networking:
ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is at the forefront of providing Optical+Ethernet solutions that advance next-generation networks for data, storage, voice and video services. Our company's strength comes from passionate and dedicated employees, all sharing a common vision: a fast, customized response to customers' ever-changing needs. Our innovative FSP products and strong customer focus provide carriers and enterprises the ability to scale their networks and deliver intelligent, competitive new services. ADVA Optical Networking's solutions have been deployed at more than 200 carriers and 10,000 enterprises around the world. For further information about ADVA Optical Networking: http://www.advaoptical.com.

About THUS:
THUS is a UK-focused business telecommunications company boasting the UK's first next-generation network. THUS delivers innovative and effective solutions to large organisations in the fast changing communications environment. Its early implementation of MPLS IP VPN technology put it at the forefront of convergent solutions enabling it to develop the expertise that customers need today and in the future. Under the Demon brand, THUS also offers a full suite of advanced business communication services to small and medium-sized enterprises, ranging from broadband and MPLS to High Speed Internet and VoIP. THUS has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2005, widely recognised as the leading benchmark for information security management systems, for the Information Security Management System supporting its MPLS-based next- generation network. In addition, THUS has maintained ISO 9001:2000, an internationally recognised standard for quality management systems for internal processes and procedures. THUS was one of the first UK telecommunications service providers to achieve full ISO 9001:2000 certification for voice, data and Internet in 2003. THUS plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For further information visit http://www.thus.net and http://www.demon.net.

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ADVA AG Optical Networking, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germany
ADVA Optical Networking North America, Inc., Norcross, Georgia, USA
ADVA Optical Networking (Shenzhen) Ltd., Shenzhen, China
http://www.advaoptical.com

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