ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING'S LEAD IN ETHERNET DEVICES CONFIRMED FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR

Friday, 08. May 2009 19:26
Infonetics Research cites fiber deployments as key contributor
to ADVA Optical Networking's performance


Norcross, Georgia, USA and Martinsried/Munich, Germany. May 8, 2009.
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."

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ABOUT ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING
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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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
www.advaoptical.com
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