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Alsard Fiber uses ADVA FSP 3000 for highly resilient connectivity throughout Iraq

News summary:

  • Iraqi wholesale provider needed to ensure nationwide service availability
  • ADVA’s open optical transport solution intelligently routes traffic where it needs to go
  • Monitoring technology delivers complete understanding of fiber infrastructure

ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that Alsard Fiber is utilizing its FSP 3000 OLS technology to provide extremely resilient, high-capacity services across Iraq. The solution enables the country’s fastest-growing IP service wholesaler to improve quality, avoid downtime and deliver on high-value SLAs for its ISP, telecom, government and business customers. Protected by ADVA’s multi-degree ROADMs, which automatically reroute traffic in the case of fiber breaks, the new infrastructure is Iraq’s only network with end-to-end redundancy for maximum availability. What’s more, Alsard Fiber’s infrastructure is assured by ADVA ALM fiber monitoring technology, empowering it to remotely identify areas of degradation and rapidly locate faults, boosting reliability and significantly reducing cost.

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“What we needed from this deployment was high capacity, resilience and the ability to guarantee our stringent SLAs. ADVA’s technology gives us a network that delivers on all counts. Now we can support our huge customer base with a redundant, monitored and robustly protected fiber backbone able to provide fast and reliable services and ready to withstand the most difficult environments,” said Firya Mohammad Ali, CEO, Alsard Fiber. “We’ve invested heavily in our fiber plant. Our network stretches thousands of kilometers across the country and this new solution helps us realize the full value of our assets. It enables us to boost efficiency and reliability and ensure the stability that our customers demand.”
ADVA’s technology enables us to boost efficiency and reliability and ensure the stability that our customers demand.
Firya Mohammad Ali, CEO, Alsard Fiber
Built on the ADVA FSP 3000, Alsard Fiber’s new network is designed for efficiency, ease of use and the highest levels of robustness. The fully redundant infrastructure leverages ADVA’s QuadFlex™ line cards and flexible ROADM technology so that traffic can be easily rerouted and new services remotely activated. With real-time fiber monitoring from ADVA’s ALM system, the solution saves Alsard Fiber time and money as faults can be resolved quickly with fewer truck rolls. Able to support a wide variety of data rates from 10Gbit/s to 40Gbit/s to 100Gbit/s, the modular solution also gives Alsard Fiber the flexibility to expand its network cost-effectively and without limits.
“Alsard Fiber is committed to providing its customers with highly reliable services and that requires extremely high levels of network survivability. Now, with our QuadFlex™ transponders and ultra-flexible ROADM layer, traffic can be instantly redirected in the event of any impairments. What’s more, with full network visibility, Alsard Fiber’s maintenance teams can take efficient, targeted action to head off faults before they become service issues,” commented Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, SVP, sales, EMEA, ADVA. “Alsard Fiber now has the tools to provide robust and reliable services throughout Iraq. With our technology and support, it will continue to deliver on the promises of strict SLAs and ensure vital connectivity where it’s most needed.”