ROADM technology, ALM fiber monitoring solution ensure reliable connectivity across Finland

ADVA (FSE: ADV) has announced that CSC — IT Center for Science, which operates the Finnish University and Research Network (FUNET), has deployed ADVA technology in response to soaring bandwidth demand, the company said.

The new solution is now providing Finland´s universities and research facilities with highly reliable connectivity at speeds up to 200Gbit/s. Built on the ADVA FSP 3000 open line system (OLS), the fully redundant network leverages ADVA´s QuadFlex™ transponders and ultra-flexible ROADM technology.

This enables FUNET to rapidly respond to increasing demand for new services and bandwidth at the touch of a button. Continual, real-time assurance is provided by ADVA´s ALM fiber monitoring solution. The network is also ready to expand to 400Gbit/s, ensuring that it will satisfy the needs of Finland´s research and education (R&E) community both now and in years to come.

By harnessing the ADVA FSP 3000 optical platform for its long-haul network, FUNET is maximizing cost-efficiency and bandwidth utilization. The solution was developed to meet the most stringent density, security and energy demands. And, with its filterless, colorless and directionless ROADMs creating a flexgrid architecture, it gives FUNET the agility to instantly set up and reroute optical links between any nodes.

The fiber plant is being monitored 24/7 by the ADVA ALM for highest network availability and service reliability. FUNET is also leveraging ADVA´s Ensemble Controller network management technology for operational simplicity and complete control of the entire infrastructure. What´s more, ADVA´s technology is open, enabling easy connections to other major European R&E networks, including SUNET and NORDUnet.

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CSC — IT Center for Science is a Finnish center of expertise in information technology owned by the Finnish state and higher education institutions. Visit