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ADVA Optical Networking Showcases Latest Transport SDN Technology in Global OIF and ONF Demo

San Francisco, Sept. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADVA Optical Networking announced today that it will play a vital role in the world's largest demonstration of transport Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Jointly developed by members of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the demonstration will span carrier environments in the U.S., Europe and China. It will highlight how SDN can be used by carriers to develop a service-centric network infrastructure. ADVA Optical Networking will be using its FSP 3000 platform with Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) technology and its new Network Hypervisor to showcase how flexible SDN-based networks can become.

"We were the first to bring SDN into the optical domain, we were the first to underline the potential this technology could have on a network, how it could usher in a new era of opportunity," said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking. "This is why we're working with the OIF and ONF. We're using our experience of SDN in the transport layer to further highlight its benefits to network operators. What's key about this global demonstration is the sheer scale of interoperability, the sheer scale of interworking. The industry is working collectively to drive programmability forward and define the right standards that guarantee network performance and ease-of-use. The outcome of this demonstration will reveal how we can gradually transition to a service-centric network that will open new revenue opportunities."

The global transport SDN demonstration will be the first time that ADVA Optical Networking publically shows its new Network Hypervisor technology. The Network Hypervisor is a critical component in the development of service-centric networks. It enables carriers to develop virtual networks that support multi-tenancy and single customer ownership on a shared underlying physical infrastructure. This level of freedom is a significant departure from current operational models and could impact several key areas: It could reduce operating costs, ensure rapid provision of new services and drive a quicker return on investments. These are all goals that carriers have been hoping to achieve for many years. The OIF and ONF interoperability demonstration will clearly highlight what's possible here.

"The migration to a service-centric network has been a long-held aim of carriers. It presents a genuine opportunity to achieve cost savings and drive new revenue opportunities," commented Ulrich Kohn, director, Technical Marketing, ADVA Optical Networking. "To be successful here, carriers need firm assurances that this technology can perform, that the vendor community can deliver. That's why the OIF and ONF demonstration is so important. We have carriers and vendors from across the globe working together to achieve interoperability, to assure interworking, to develop a clear roadmap for the future. The results from this testing will clearly highlight where we are and the next steps to achieving the full potential that transport SDN offers."

Take a look at a supporting presentation on the ADVA Network Hypervisor and programmable networks for more details: http://adva.li/hyper.

Watch the latest ADVA FSP 3000 video for more information: http://adva.li/3dfsp3000.

About ADVA Optical Networking

At ADVA Optical Networking we're creating new opportunities for tomorrow's networks, a new vision for a connected world. Our intelligent telecommunications hardware, software and services have been deployed by several hundred service providers and thousands of enterprises. Over the past twenty years, our innovative connectivity solutions have helped to drive our customers' networks forward, helped to drive their businesses to new levels of success. We forge close working relationships with all our customers. As your trusted partner we ensure that we're always ready to exceed your networking expectations. For more information on our products and our team, please visit us at: www.advaoptical.com.

2014 Global Transport SDN Demonstration

SDN, in tandem with NFV, will shape the future of telecommunications by improving the network's ability to dynamically adapt to the needs of applications and services. Participating OIF and ONF member companies will unite to showcase how carriers can deploy SDN technology in their networks. The demonstration testing will take place in Carrier labs located in North America Europe and Asia and will leverage technology work from the forums' technical committees and the support of OIF and ONF carrier members. The two groups seek to accelerate adoption of OpenFlow and Transport SDN technologies that enable increased network programmability to support a new era of dynamic services. Regional demonstration read-out events will take place in October of this year and a whitepaper will be available to the public. Additional information can be found at www.oiforum.com.

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