Zen Internet Deploys ADVA FSP 150 to Deliver Services in the UK

Wed May 29, 2013 3:01am EDT

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Etherjack(TM) Technology Enables Cost-Effective Service Provisioning and Increased Service Assurance

London, U.K. May 29, 2013. ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Zen Internet, a leading provider of award-winning Internet services to business and home users in the UK, has chosen the ADVA FSP 150 to scale its Ethernet delivery platform and efficiently hand over services to service provider partners. Integrated Etherjack(TM) technology provides Zen with comprehensive levels of service intelligence and end-to-end monitoring while a partnership with Imtech ICT UK ensures an always-on network. These tools are critical in the delivery of differentiated Carrier Ethernet services and the proactive monitoring of the network to guarantee and meet strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

"Our customers rely on our network 24/7, so we can't risk their business or our reputation on infrastructure that has limited capabilities," said Andrew Saunders, head of product management and marketing, Zen Internet. "That's why we chose the ADVA FSP 150. It directly meets our challenges and enables us to save resources on backhaul provisioning and resolving network issues before they affect services. Through the creation of 200 new Points of Presence (PoPs), we are extending the availability of our Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) and Optical Ethernet service with superior quality at industry leading prices."

Zen has continually invested in its network and services over the years to ensure that businesses of all sizes along with home users can benefit from solutions previously only available to larger organizations. Due to this investment, they can meet the more demanding needs of customers as communication and bandwidth requirements increase. New services can quickly be provisioned to help customers get up and running within days. As even a few minutes of downtime can be devastating for customers, Zen Internet ensures high service reliability and support to avoid these difficulties.

"Delivering world class Ethernet services to enterprises requires access and aggregation equipment that is highly reliable, flexible and efficient," said Robin Abel, director sales UK, ADVA Optical Networking. "Through our partnership with Imtech ICT UK, we've optimized Zen Internet's investment in aggregation at the exchange. The ADVA FSP 150 allows them to standardize on a single access and aggregation device to ensure rapid service delivery that saves resources and enables Zen Internet to focus on their customers."

The ADVA FSP 150 is a family of intelligent Ethernet access and aggregation devices designed to optimize site costs, increase service offerings and reduce operational expenditures. By implementing service intelligence based on the latest OAM standards, service providers can guarantee the highest service availability essential for business Ethernet services. The ADVA FSP 150 monitors availability, latency, jitter and packet loss, all of which are critical for verifying SLA conformance and providing an advanced indication of performance degradation before a service outage occurs.

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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 www.advaoptical.com.

About Zen Internet
Zen Internet was established in 1995 as one of the first ISPs (Internet Services Providers) in the UK and is still independently owned. Zen provides a range of high quality Internet services to the business and home user. These include Broadband, Leased Lines, IP VPN, Hosting and Domains, Voice, Managed Firewalls, Online Data Backup and Web Design. All of these services are supported by a highly robust and resilient network and excellent technical support and customer service. 

Zen has received a number of Which? awards including Which? Recommended Broadband Provider, Zen's fifteenth Which? endorsement in nine years and this year awarded Which? Recommended Broadband and Home Phone Provider for the very first time.  Zen has previously been awarded PC Advisor's Best ISP and PC Pro Best ISP for the ninth year running.

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