Adva Optical Networking has announced that New England-based fiber solutions provider 186 Communications has deployed the Adva’s FSP 3000 throughout the Northeast United States. The new network architecture expands 186 Communications’ fibre backbone meaning that it can rapidly respond to the demands of broadband providers and enterprise customers.
With the capacity to quickly and easily turn up new services and the ability to scale to 100Gbit/s and beyond, 186 Communication’s new infrastructure is now expected to meet customer needs both now and in the future.
“Our new network, built on the FSP 3000, ensures that mission-critical data services are always available,” said Craig Smith, director, network engineering, at 186 Communications. “It enables us to achieve outstanding performance at the lowest cost thanks to smart amplifier design, fewer modules and optimized node placement across the network.
“The capabilities of the FSP 3000 to provide a robust, flexible and cost-efficient network architecture. But we also made this decision because we wanted the continued support of a partner who shares our mission of going further than before to provide extra value.”
186 Communications’ transport solution serves enterprise clients across New England, as well as providing a high-bandwidth communications corridor for internet providers. The FSP 3000 simplifies network operations and helps to reduce capital and operational expenditure. It also means that the new infrastructure is built on a scalable WDM foundation.
With its modular architecture, the FSP 3000 gives the network the ability to expand at the same pace as 186 Communication’s business. This means that the solution is primed and ready to scale to 100Gbit/s and beyond.
John Scherzinger, senior VP, sales, North America at Adva, commented, “From design, to testing, to implementation, we’ve worked side-by-side with 186 Communications to develop a solution that provides the ideal combination of capacity and flexibility. We’re talking about the possibility of further enhancements, such as ROADM technology and infrastructure management from our network operations center.”