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BT Ignite Picks ADVA Optical Networking for DWDM Service
Feb 2001
MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 14 -- ADVA Optical Networking has won a new three year contract from BT Ignite, British Telecommunications' new broadband and internet protocol (IP) data and solutions business, for its dense wavelength division multiplexing optical access platform FSP-II. The FSP-II platform will form an integral part of BT Ignite's new range of short-haul data DWDM services known as MetroWave.
   Designed for enterprise and metropolitan area access networks, the FSP-II will allow BT Ignite to provide high-quality cost-effective services for enterprise local area network and storage area network applications.
   "MetroWave has been developed in response to customer demand, particularly in the finance sector, for a site connectivity service capable of simultaneously transmitting different transport protocols such as ESCON, fiber channel and gigabit Ethernet," said Robin Wiles, product marketing manager of BT Ignite Internet Services. "MetroWave's multichannel capability means that it will be possible for customers with very high bandwidth requirements to run many services over just one fiber link."

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