PrimeZone Media Network

Belgacom Deploys ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 2000 and Extends Contract with Siemens for Implementation and Service, ADVA and Siemens Partner To Deliver CWDM/DWDM Technology to Belgacom.

MAHWAH, N.J., MUNICH, Germany, and PARIS, Jun 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE via COMTEX)

Belgacom is the largest fixed carrier in Belgium and the leading provider of data connectivity and storage services to Belgian enterprises.

After opening a bid process for a Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) system to enable its new BLES offering (Belgacom LAN Extension Solutions), Belgacom awarded Siemens a contract for additional FSP 2000 CWDM systems and renewed the existing (since 2001) Dense WDM (DWDM) contract. Both systems are provided by ADVA Optical Networking and will be implemented and serviced by Siemens.

The FSP 2000 provides native-speed performance for the broad range of leading Local and Storage Area Network (LAN and SAN) protocols used by Belgacom's BLES customers today, including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, FICON and Enterprise Systems Connection (ESCON).

"Siemens has established a strong record with Belgacom since 2001, and at the time presented us with a very compelling CWDM customer-access story. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.