DB Systel GmbH Selects ADVA FSP 3000 for DB Group's Connectivity Needs

MARTINSRIED/MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

AXIANS to Support ADVA Optical Networking Technology in Metro and Long Distance Applications ADVA Optical Networking today announced that DB Systel GmbH has selected the ADVA FSP 3000 to support metro and long distance network applications. The frame agreement with system integrator AXIANS is based upon ADVA Optical Networking technology for connectivity solutions of multiple 10 Gigabit per second (10Gbit/s). This connectivity enables DB Systel GmbH to flexibly meet bandwidth requirements in its network. "We are now able to address the increasing demand for bandwidth arising from different applications and departments of the DB Group, as well as internal office communications in the most flexible, cost-effective and future-proof way with service provider based solutions as well as our own optical network implementation," said Brigitte Baumgartner, head of Access and Carrier Services, DB Systel GmbH. "The ADVA FSP 3000 offers the modularity, ease of use and reliability we need in a platform to support our varied connectivity needs. What's more, AXIANS and ADVA Optical Networking have established themselves as leading players in the marketplace." DB Group offers mobility and logistical services and employs over 300,000 people in more than 130 countries worldwide. Its core business is German railway transport, which carries more than 5 million customers every day. Furthermore, DB Group has become a global provider of mobility and logistics services. DB Systel GmbH is DB Group's internal ICT provider, operating the Group's complete IP network infrastructure. Applications supported by DB Systel GmbH include data center services, connection of ticketing machines, online bookings, sales and passenger information systems, schedule control, video surveillance and internal office communications. "As the universal provider for all of DB Group's vast, current and emerging IT and communication needs, DB Systel GmbH requires multi-service support and future-proofing scalability," commented Volker Lempert, director market development carrier, ADVA Optical Networking. "The ADVA FSP 3000 provides DB Systel GmbH just such a combination of networking power and flexibility to support whatever high-speed data, storage and video applications and traffic protocols that the DB Group might throw at it." "DB Systel GmbH was looking for a solution they could rely on," said Salvatore Sutera, project manager, AXIANS. "We have proven international expertise in the fields of design, implementation and operation of international PAN-European network infrastructures. We also have a trusted relationship with ADVA Optical Networking. This combination provides DB Systel GmbH with a resilient and flexible solution that meets their networking needs now and in the future." # # # About ADVA Optical Networking ADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company's FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers' networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for two decades, the Company has become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit www.advaoptical.com. About DB Systel GmbH DB Systel GmbH with its head offices in Frankfurt am Main and 3,100 employees is one of the leading providers of ICT services in Germany. A subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, DB System covers the entire life cycle of IT and CT solutions from specialist analysis to strategic planning and development right through to operation and optimization. The company's revenues in 2012 were approximately EUR 765 million. www.dbsystel.de About AXIANS AXIANS is the brand for corporate communication of VINCI Energies in Europe and offers convergent and scalable IT infrastructure solutions for secure voice, data and video communication. In Germany NK Networks & Services GmbH is the independent IT system integrator under the AXIANS brand. With a dedicated nationwide business unit structure and synergies within an international team of technical experts and consultants AXIANS is specialized in supporting telecommunication and broadband services, cloud services and internet applications with design, upgrade, maintenance and operation of highly efficient infrastructures. AXIANS understands the challenges in this growing market and has established itself as a highly specialized system integrator and service partner of leading international carriers and internet service providers. More information can be found at www.axians.de. Published By: ADVA Optical Networking SE, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germany www.advaoptical.com For Press: Gareth Spence t +44 1904 699 358 public-relations(at)advaoptical.com For Investors: Wolfgang Guessgen t +49 89 89 0665 940 investor-relations(at)advaoptical.com [HUG#1738634] Source:ADVA Optical Networking SE