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ADVA Optical Networking and HEP Group Pioneer 100G High-Speed Optical
Transmission Network in Croatia
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ADVA FSP 3000 Connects Croatian Cities in Future-Proof Network
Zagreb, Croatia. January 22, 2013. ADVA Optical Networking and the Croatian
government's national electricity company, Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP Group),
today announced the country's first deployment of 100G technology. The two
companies - in collaboration with their regional partner ITeRATIO - conducted a
successful 100G deployment over a distance of more than 400km between the
Croatian cities of Zagreb and Split. This success highlights the government's
commitment to developing the country's network infrastructure and will
significantly boost HEP's network capacity and performance.
"This 100G introduction is the next step in the drive to modernize the country's
communications infrastructure and significantly improve the performance and
flexibility of our networks," said Zelimir Pibercnik, director of IT and
Telecommunications, HEP Group. "We invested over EUR 3.3 million (HRK 25
million) upgrading our nation-wide network infrastructure to 10G in conjunction
with ADVA Optical Networking. Now, with 100G we will continue to work together
to address the growing demand for high-speed data transmission, encouraging
investment in the region for years to come."
The HEP Group is the Croatian national electricity, heat and gas distribution
company with over 2.3 million customers and has been responsible for the
country's energy production, transmission and distribution for over a century.
Its infrastructure includes 25 hydroelectric and 8 thermal power plants as well
as an extensive transmission and distribution network with 24 thousand
transformers spread over 140 thousand kilometers of lines. It is the first
company in the country to pioneer 100G technology, giving it a crucial advantage
in supporting development in the region.
"This is the first time that such technology has been deployed in Croatia and
there is huge potential for growth here. We're excited to be working with HEP to
drive new opportunities," commented Andreas Jelinek, director, sales Eastern
Europe, ADVA Optical Networking. "100G dramatically cuts down on costs and
reduces the operational complexity of networks. Adopting this technology means
HEP will have the network capacity to develop future services and applications
both for government and private enterprise, driving forward the country's
development agenda and giving it a real competitive edge."
The successful deployment, using BERT, RFC 2544 and EXFO FTB-500 testing
measurements, demonstrates how the ADVA FSP 3000 can be deployed to support
speeds of 100G through a simple, quick and cost-effective upgrade to the
existing optical network infrastructure. The solution allows for the increase of
network capacity while driving down the cost per bit of transmitted data.
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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 the HEP Group
Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP Group) is the Croatian national electricity
company which has been engaged in electricity production, transmission and
distribution for more than one century, and with heat supply and gas
distribution for the past few decades. Hrvatska Elektroprivreda is organized in
the form of a holding company with a number of subsidiary companies, with the
parent company, HEP d.d., performing the function of HEP Group corporate
management and guaranteeing the conditions for the secure and reliable
electricity supply to customers. For further information on the HEP Group please
About ITeRATIO d.d.
ITeRATIO d.d. was founded in October 2007 and focuses on telecommunication
systems for Operators based on IP/DWDM/OTN/NG-xDH/xPON technologies - including
network design, equipment distribution and installation, project engineering and
system integration and maintenance. ITeRATIO d.d. focuses on providing best-in-
class SLA, and has established a comprehensive infrastructure to enable it to
support its customers and partners in the domestic and regional markets. For
more information please visit www.iteratio.hr.
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