ADVA's New Access Link Monitoring Solution Provides Real-Time Performance Monitoring of Dark Fiber

ADVA's New Access Link Monitoring Solution Provides Real-Time Performance Monitoring of Dark Fiber Image Credit: PCC Mobile Broadband

ADVA Optical Networking has launched its new FSP 3000 Access Link Monitoring (ALM) solution to provide real-time performance monitoring of dark fiber, in a wide range of access applications, including mobile fronthaul, mobile backhaul, business and wholesale. According to ADVA, the network intelligence from its new platform will enable operators to sell dark fiber services with stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The company added that the small form factor ADVA FSP 3000 ALM can operate independently of data networking equipment and is currently in trials with several major operators. It will be commercially available in early 2015.

ADVA claims that it can simultaneously monitor up to 16 fiber access tails and support distances of 30km with complete visibility into the health of fiber links by analyzing reflections of a non-intrusive test signal in continuous real-time. 

Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking 
Access networks are undergoing a radical transformation. Fiber is moving closer and closer to the end user. But with this transformation comes the need for insight, for intelligence combined with cost-efficiency. As operators rapidly build their fiber access networks, they need to ensure they’re able to fully leverage their potential. Until now, applications that did not allow for active demarcation devices defaulted back to un-lit service models. Our ADVA FSP 3000 ALM solution with Optojack™ technology changes everything.

Brian Protiva, CEO, ADVA Optical Networking 
When you listen closely to your customers, when you really understand what they want and what technology will make a difference to their bottom line, you can achieve extraordinary things. This has been our guiding principle for many years and it’s what drove the development of the ADVA FSP 3000 ALM. The demand for streaming video and cloud services has driven the rapid build out of fiber access networks and operators no longer want to rent or lease dark fiber assets unmonitored.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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