Neotel Selects ADVA Optical Networking and Juniper Networks for Integrated Packet Optical Solution
Seamless Network Addresses South Africa’s Phenomenal Bandwidth Boom
With a streamlined, fully integrated multi-layer transport solution, Neotel can now respond to customer demand in an instant and even trial new services quickly, easily and without risk.
As well as creating the flexibility to easily and simply install new services, one of the key benefits of the ADVA FSP 3000 and Juniper PTX3000 is the improvement they bring to Neotel’s overall network availability. This is achieved through multi-layer resiliency and the leveraging of additional optical restoration capabilities. The new system also decreases operational time and effort thanks to its integrated network management solution. The small footprint and low power consumption of the ADVA FSP 3000 has been optimized through the use of tunable DWDM Juniper PTX3000 router interfaces. What’s more, the new technology is Neotel’s first step towards an architecture based on software-defined networking (SDN), which will further increase transport efficiency and enable Neotel to offer a whole new range of applications in the future.
“What we’ve created here is a real first for the African continent, a genuine milestone. With its unified packet and optical architecture, made possible by the openness of our optical system, this network will make a huge difference to many South African homes and businesses,” commented Günter Landers, sales director Africa, ADVA Optical Networking. “The ROADM technology not only adds flexibility but also scalability in the optical layer. That’s what enables Neotel to focus on growing its business and maintaining high customer satisfaction secure in the knowledge that its network performs efficiently and supports future growth. With a streamlined, fully integrated multi-layer transport solution, Neotel can now respond to customer demand in an instant and even trial new services quickly, easily and without risk.