ADVA Optical Networking and HEP Group Pioneer 100G High-Speed Optical Transmission Network in Croatia

Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:00am EST

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ADVA FSP 3000 Connects Croatian Cities in Future-Proof Network 

Zagreb, Croatia. January 22, 2013.ADVA Optical Networking  and the
Croatian government's national electricity company, Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP Group), today
announced the country's first deployment of 100G technology . The two companies - in
collaboration with their regional partner ITeRATIO - conducted a successful 100G deployment over a
distance of more than 400km between the Croatian cities of Zagreb and Split. This success
highlights the government's commitment to developing the country's network infrastructure and will
significantly boost HEP's network capacity and performance.

"This 100G introduction is the next step in the drive to modernize the country's communications
infrastructure and significantly improve the performance and flexibility of our networks," said
Zelimir Pibercnik, director of IT and Telecommunications, HEP Group. "We invested over EUR 3.3
million (HRK 25 million) upgrading our nation-wide network infrastructure to 10G in conjunction
with ADVA Optical Networking. Now, with 100G we will continue to work together to address the
growing demand for high-speed data transmission, encouraging investment in the region for years to

The HEP Group is the Croatian national electricity, heat and gas distribution company with over
2.3 million customers and has been responsible for the country's energy production, transmission
and distribution for over a century. Its infrastructure includes 25 hydroelectric and 8 thermal
power plants as well as an extensive transmission and distribution network with 24 thousand
transformers spread over 140 thousand kilometers of lines. It is the first company in the country
to pioneer 100G technology, giving it a crucial advantage in supporting development in the region.

"This is the first time that such technology has been deployed in Croatia and there is huge
potential for growth here. We're excited to be working with HEP to drive new opportunities,"
commented Andreas Jelinek, director, sales Eastern Europe, ADVA Optical Networking. "100G
dramatically cuts down on costs and reduces the operational complexity of networks. Adopting this
technology means HEP will have the network capacity to develop future services and applications
both for government and private enterprise, driving forward the country's development agenda and
giving it a real competitive edge."

The successful deployment, using BERT, RFC 2544 and EXFO FTB-500 testing measurements,
demonstrates how the ADVA FSP 3000  can be deployed
to support speeds of 100G through a simple, quick and cost-effective upgrade to the existing
optical network infrastructure. The solution allows for the increase of network capacity while
driving down the cost per bit of transmitted data. 

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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 more than 15 years, the Company has become a trusted partner for more
than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us
at .

About the HEP Group
Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP Group) is the Croatian national electricity company which has been
engaged in electricity production, transmission and distribution for more than one century, and
with heat supply and gas distribution for the past few decades. Hrvatska Elektroprivreda is
organized in the form of a holding company with a number of subsidiary companies, with the parent
company, HEP d.d., performing the function of HEP Group corporate management and guaranteeing the
conditions for the secure and reliable electricity supply to customers. For further information on
the HEP Group please visit .

About ITeRATIO d.d.
ITeRATIO d.d. was founded in October 2007 and focuses on telecommunication systems for Operators
based on IP/DWDM/OTN/NG-xDH/xPON technologies - including network design, equipment distribution
and installation, project engineering and system integration and maintenance. ITeRATIO d.d.
focuses on providing best-in-class SLA, and has established a comprehensive infrastructure to
enable it to support its customers and partners in the domestic and regional markets. For more
information please visit .

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