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Telefonica Trials New Automated Multi-Layer Network with ADVA Optical Networking and Juniper Networks

(July 10, 2012)

MUNICH, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 07/10/12 --

Multi-Layer Solution Demonstrates Automated Service Provisioning and Restoration While Driving Down Costs

ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Telefonica has successfully trialed a new automated multi-layer network in northern Germany. Built upon the ADVA FSP 3000 and Juniper Networks® MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, the new network uses ROADM technology, RAYcontrol GMPLS control plane software and multi-layer configuration mechanisms developed in the IST project ONE, funded by the European Union. During the course of the trial, Telefonica I+D, ADVA Optical Networking and Juniper Networks collaborated with European universities to enable multi-layer restoration and automated DWDM service provisioning between IP/MPLS routers. The trial enabled Telefonica to verify the significant potential for reduced operational and capital expenditures while driving new levels of speed and efficiency.

"This trial really showcases the potential of new multi-layer networks," said Juan Fernandez-Palacios, Head of Core Network Evolution at Telefonica I+D - Global CTO Unit. "The level of simplicity and automation that we were able to achieve was incredible. We now have the opportunity to activate new services in seconds; previously this could take hours. What's more, we're also able to verify the drastic reduction in OPEX and CAPEX that such a streamlined multi- layer setup will deliver in our network. This trial provides a clear understanding of what tomorrow's networks will look like."


According to Telefonica I+D analysis, multi-layer restoration led to over 37% reductions in capital expenditures in IP/DWDM networks. In addition, mean time to repair can be extended by a factor of 20 while keeping 99.999% availability, which translates to significant reductions in operating costs. However, the biggest impact was seen in the provisioning of new services. Telefonica discovered that new services could be activated in less than 50 seconds. Previously this could take hours and was both costly and time intensive.

"The network is undergoing a huge transformation," commented Christoph Glingener, CTO at ADVA Optical Networking. "This trial perfectly underlines the opportunities available to service providers to balance customer demand for bandwidth while at the same driving increased profitability and new business opportunities. Network automation is critical to this process and Telefonica has shown just how simple and effective unified multi-layer operations can be."

"We've built something special with ADVA Optical Networking and Telefonica," said Luc Ceuppens, vice president product marketing, Platform and Systems Division at Juniper Networks. "It's not just architecting a new network, it's creating a new understanding of what tomorrow's network can be, -all with lower OPEX, lower CAPEX, and faster service provisioning. The network of the future has to do more than we've ever imagined and this trial showcases just how simple it can be."

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About ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company's FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers' networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company has become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.

About Telefonica

Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation and number of customers. From this outstanding position in the industry, and with its mobile, fixed and broadband businesses as the key drivers of its growth, Telefónica has focused its strategy on becoming a leading company in the digital world.

The company has a significant presence in 25 countries and a customer base that amounts more than 309 million accesses around the world. Telefonica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.

Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 4.551.024.586 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those in London, New York, Lima, and Buenos Aires. For more information, please visit us at www.telefonica.com

Published By: ADVA AG Optical Networking, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germany www.advaoptical.com

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Source: ADVA AG Optical Networking via Thomson Reuters ONE

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