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Telstra Wholesale deploys ADVA technology in Australian-first Ethernet service

News summary:

  • Telstra Wholesale uses ADVA packet edge solution in highly resilient Ethernet service
  • New service uses mobile technology to backup fiber connection and increase service availability
  • Long-standing partnership key to continued service innovation

ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that Telstra Wholesale has deployed its FSP 150 packet edge device with LTE backup to deliver the new Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup service. Unique to the Australian market, the offering improves service availability and strengthens business continuity. With Layer 2 mobile backup capabilities, ADVA’s technology automatically switches traffic to Telstra Wholesale’s 4G mobile network if fiber connectivity fails. This helps to provide peace of mind for enterprise customers that no longer have the burden of configuring costly mobile backup and recovery systems. The new service is the latest stage in a long-standing partnership between ADVA and Telstra Wholesale, which has been key to advancing the reliability and resiliency of Ethernet services for Telstra Wholesale customers throughout Australia.

ADVA FSP 150

“Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup uses the strength of the Telstra Wholesale mobile network and one of the largest fiber footprints in Australia to give customers even more confidence in the resilience of their connectivity,” said Glenn Osborne, sales and wholesale segment executive, Telstra. “This truly unique service is integrated into the end user’s Ethernet Access fiber connection, which means there is no need for our Telstra Wholesale customers to build a complex bespoke backup solution using a variety of technologies. Customers can also avoid having to maintain costly under-utilized backhaul or to merge separate bills, and simple fixed monthly pricing with no mobile data overage charges provides much-needed peace of mind for any business.”
This truly unique service is integrated into the end user’s Ethernet Access fiber connection, which means there is no need for our Telstra Wholesale customers to build a complex bespoke backup solution.
Glenn Osborne, sales and wholesale segment executive, Telstra
Telstra Wholesale’s new Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup service gives customers access to MEF-compliant Carrier Ethernet connectivity with integrated LTE failover capabilities. The offering is built on the ADVA FSP 150-XG304u, a 10Gbit/s edge hosting platform designed to deliver the capacity and compute power needed for the most demanding applications. The device features simple, unified backup technology that enables Telstra Wholesale to improve service availability to 99.95%. As well as significantly reducing the risk of downtime, Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup relieves enterprises from the cost and complexity of configuring their own mobile backup. And, with its enhanced reliability, the service enables Telstra Wholesale to support emerging use cases and access new revenue opportunities.
”Telstra Wholesale has a continuous focus on driving innovation into their services and delivering even greater value to their customers,” commented Koby Bergman, VP, sales, Australia and New Zealand, ADVA. “This is a focus we share and is one of the building blocks of our long-standing partnership. What we’ve developed here with Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup is a real differentiator for the Australian market and will help increase service availability while at the same time eliminating unnecessary complexity. With its LTE backup, our MEF-compliant FSP 150 packet edge device takes service availability to the next level and will help Australia’s enterprises attain the most robust business continuity capabilities.”