JSC Fortex Deploys ADVA 100G Metro Throughout Moscow Network

JSC Fortex Deploys ADVA 100G Metro Throughout Moscow Network

Plug-and-Play Simplicity Key to ADVA Optical Networking's Success

MOSCOW, Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

ADVA Optical  Networking announced today that
JSC  Fortex has  deployed its  100G Metro throughout  Moscow and the surrounding
regions.  With a network covering over 3,000km of fiber, JSC Fortex is using the
ADVA  100G Metro  primarily  to  upgrade  existing  10G services and prepare for
increased  bandwidth demand from its mix  of business and residential customers.
The ADVA 100G Metro was specifically selected by JSC Fortex because of its plug-
and-play  simplicity, especially when upgrading  existing services. Installed by
IT  integrators, Connect Unit, JSC Fortex expects to make further deployments of
the ADVA 100G Metro throughout 2013.

"There's  a common thread for  all of our customers,  one common denominator and
that's  bandwidth. Enterprise  customers, residential  customers, the demand for
greater data access continues to surge," said Andrey Varslavan, CTO, JSC Fortex.
"What's  key  for  us  is  speed  of  response,  speed of meeting our customers'
demands.  We need to ensure that we have  the solution they need, when they need
it.  This is what's so  special about the ADVA  100G Metro. We were able to plug
this  into  our  network  and  immediately  upgrade  current  10G services.  The
experience was seamless."

Fully  integrated into the  ADVA FSP 3000, ADVA  Optical Networking's 100G Metro
solution  is  built  on  4x28G direct  detection  technology delivering four key
efficiencies:  cost, space, power and  spectral. These efficiencies are critical
for  service providers and enterprises that want to deploy 100G solutions in the
metro  environment, but do not want the associated cost or footprint of coherent
technology.  ADVA Optical Networking's 100G Metro  solution is a direct response
to customers' demands for efficient 100Gbit/s data transport across distances of
up to 500km.

"When  talking to our customers, one thing  is very clear. They want simplicity.
They want ease of use. They want plug and play," commented Stephan Rettenberger,
vice  president, Marketing, ADVA Optical Networking. "This is why our ADVA 100G
Metro is proving so popular within the industry. For JSC Fortex, this simplicity
was  critical in upgrading its current  10G services. With an incredibly diverse
range  of  business  and  residential  customers,  JSC  Fortex couldn't risk any
downtime, any costly delays with this upgrade."

Watch ADVA Optical Networking's latest 100G Metro video for further information:

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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 JSC Fortex
JSC  Fortex is a voice and internet service provider in the Moscow area. Founded
in  1988, the company  serves a  range of  B2B and  B2C customers, focusing upon
triple-play services for the domestic market and leased line/dark fiber services
for mobile operators. Due to growing bandwidth demand from mobile operators, JSC
Fortex  is rapidly expanding its optical network and introducing WDM services on
routes where fiber capacity is limited. www.fortex.ru

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ADVA Optical Networking SE, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germany

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