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Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange chooses ADVA for 400G backbone upgrade

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Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange (LU-CIX) has selected ADVA’s FSP 3000 optical transport solution with QuadFlex technology to enable connectivity of up to 400Gb/s to its national internet exchange backbone interconnecting points of presence in four major data centres.

‘Recently, we’ve seen astronomical growth in data demand and deploying 400Gbit/s technology in our network is a major part of our response,’ explained Claude Demuth, CEO, LU-CIX Management GIE.

The decision was taken thanks to the scalability, compact footprint and energy efficiency of the technology. ADVA’s partner Telindus, a brand of Proximus Luxembourg, played a key role in the project, ensuring that the technology interworks with existing infrastructure for a seamless transition to 400Gbit/s. Also crucial to the network are the coherent capabilities of ADVA’s QuadFlex line cards, which increase spectrum utilisation so a single chassis can support multi-Terabit transmissions over long distances without the need for signal regeneration.

Continued Demuth: ‘The ADVA FSP 3000 met all of our performance, flexibility and size demands. Its small footprint is a key feature, along with its innate capacity to scale. It’s also an open solution that offers configuration flexibility and the freedom to leverage other technologies in the future. Just as important was the excellent cooperation and expertise of the ADVA and Telindus engineers. They share our passion for excellence networking. By collaborating closely with our team, they were able to ensure expert planning and preparation for a smooth and cost-efficient migration to 400Gbit/s backbone.’

Yann Evain, senior director, sales, Benelux, ADVA added: ‘LU-CIX is a key gateway to multimedia, ICT and communication markets in Luxembourg, in the heart of Europe. With the speed, scalability and superb efficiency of our technology in its backbone network, it will continue to be a pivotal connectivity resource for internet service providers, content delivery networks and businesses for many years to come. Together with our partner Telindus Luxembourg, we’ve built a network that increases the value of Luxembourg as a key ICT hub and empowers LU-CIX to continue supporting the internet community from the heart of Europe.’

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