ADVA Optical Networking's Lead in Ethernet Devices Confirmed for Third Straight Year

Infonetics Research cites fiber deployments as key contributor to ADVA Optical Networking's performance

Norcross, Georgia, USA and Martinsried/Munich, Germany, (PresseBox) - ADVA Optical Networking today announced that Infonetics Research, an international market research and analyst firm specializing in the communications industry, has confirmed the company’s first-place standing in Ethernet access devices (EADs) for the third year in a row. ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 150 family, featuring Etherjack® technology, accounted for 20 percent of worldwide EAD revenue in 2008.

According to the Infonetics Research biannual report, “Carrier Ethernet Equipment,” worldwide EAD revenue reached $367 million in 2008—up 27 percent from the previous year—and is projected to reach $1.6 billion by 2013.

“The economic downturn favors carrier Ethernet technologies and products, as they are a less-expensive alternative to legacy equipment,” wrote Michael Howard, principal analyst and co-founder of Infonetics Research. “In fact, service provider investment in carrier Ethernet equipment is growing faster than overall telecom capex. Carrier Ethernet is one of the key technologies globally integral to IP next-gen network (NGN) transformation projects pushing the move from TDM to packet-based networks. These IP NGN projects depend heavily on IP, MPLS and Ethernet, and gradually will employ the use of Ethernet transport instead of SONET/SDH.”

Infonetics Research specifically forecast a 33 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for EADs over the next five years.

ADVA Optical Networking's industry-leading FSP 150 family of EADs delivers Ethernet demarcation, extension and aggregation to support the profitable delivery of differentiated, intelligent Ethernet services, including mobile backhaul. The FSP 150 incorporates the latest, standards-based operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) and advanced Etherjack demarcation capabilities, enabling Ethernet services to be remotely monitored and managed with the highest levels of service and a minimal number of truck rolls.

“We’re pleased to once again find ADVA Optical Networking atop the EAD marketplace according to Infonetics Research,” said Stephan Rettenberger, vice president of global marketing at ADVA Optical Networking. “Our Etherjack family of intelligent Ethernet access products remains a market favorite for Ethernet demarcation, extension and aggregation. We believe our consistently positive standing in the marketplace is reflective of our products’ strong performance in the field.”

ADVA Optical Networking SE

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of telecommunications equipment. With innovative Optical+Ethernet transport solutions, we build the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. Our FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to our customers’ networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, we forge close partnerships with our customers to meet growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, we have become a trusted partner for more than 200 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.

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