ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING DEPLOYS 100,000 ETHERNET ACCESS PORTS TO BT GROUP

Tuesday, 18. September 2007 11:00



Six-year relationship results in one of the world's largest installed
bases of advanced Ethernet connectivity


York/London, United Kingdom, and Martinsried/Munich, Germany.
September 18, 2007. ADVA Optical Networking today announced that it
has deployed more than 100,000 Ethernet access ports to BT Group, one
of the world's leading communications providers. ADVA Optical
Networking's Ethernet access portfolio, featuring Etherjack®
technology, provides BT Group and more than 100 carriers across the
globe with advanced Ethernet demarcation, extension and aggregation
services. These services ensure that BT Group is able to deliver new
bandwidth-intensive applications to its expanding business and
residential markets with unparalleled flexibility, control and
management.

BT Group is one of the world's leading providers of communications
solutions and services operating in 170 countries. BT Group's
principal activities include networked IT services, local, national
and international telecommunications services, and higher-value
broadband and internet products and services. BT Group consists
principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach,
BT Retail and BT Wholesale. The delivery of Ethernet services is a
key focus of BT Group, as it seeks to offer fast, flexible and secure
infrastructures to its customers. BT Group's service-orientated
structure is exemplified by its 21st Century Network (21CN), one of
the world's largest converged next-generation networks.

Since 2001, ADVA Optical Networking has played a key role in BT
Group's Ethernet access strategy. Most of the 100,000 Ethernet ports
deployed by ADVA Optical Networking support BT Group's 14 Ethernet
services, covering distances between 10-40km and ranging in speeds
from 1Mbit/s to 10Gbit/s. These services support a number of vital
business applications, including LAN extension, ISP Gateway access,
Gigabit SAN links and Backhaul Extension. Across the globe,
enterprise networks as varied as research-and-education, healthcare
and finance are using these Ethernet services for mission-critical
data transfer and operation of their communications networks.

"One hundred thousand Ethernet ports deployed marks a significant
milestone in our relationship with BT Group," stated Reg Armitage,
ADVA Optical Networking's VP of Northern European sales. "Together we
have created one of the world's largest installed base of Ethernet
products; one that continues to grow on a daily basis. As BT Group
transitions to 21CN, the demand for intelligent Ethernet services
increases and as one of 21CN's ten strategic vendors we are ideally
placed to fulfil their needs."

Infonetics Research recently announced ADVA Optical Networking as the
world's leading provider of Ethernet Access Devices (EAD) with a 32
percent market share. Earlier this year, ADVA Optical Networking
confirmed its position as the market leader in the EAD space with the
launch of its latest Ethernet device, the ADVA FSP 150CCf-825. This
product has already met with significant market success and has been
selected for deployment throughout BT 21CN.

"This announcement underscores ADVA Optical Networking's principal
position in the EAD market," commented Michael Howard, principal
analyst and co-founder of Infonetics Research. "We can see BT's
leadership in the introduction of Ethernet as the preferred network
access technology reflected around the globe as other carriers
migrate from legacy technologies to carrier-class Ethernet services,
helping drive the rapid growth in the Ethernet market. The ADVA FSP
150 family is positioned to be in the leader position for some time
to come."

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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 Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 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: www.advaoptical.com.

PUBLISHED BY:
ADVA AG Optical Networking, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germany
ADVA Optical Networking Inc., Mahwah, New Jersey, USA
ADVA Optical Networking Corp., Tokyo, Japan
www.advaoptical.com

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