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2015-04-09

ADVA Optical Networking SE: ADVA Optical Networking Joins OPNFV to Help Drive Network Functions Virtualization

ADVA Optical Networking SE / ADVA Optical Networking Joins OPNFV to Help Drive
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Company's NFV Team to Play Key Role in Developing Open Source Platform

Munich, Germany. April 9, 2015.
ADVA Optical Networkingannounced today that it has officially joined the Open
Platform for NFV (OPNFV). As a member of the OPNFV, ADVA Optical Networking
will play a key role in helping to shape the community's discussions and
focus. Established in September 2014, the OPNFV is an open source project
aimed at accelerating the development and adoption ofNetwork Functions
Virtualization(NFV). The OPNFV's community is composed of a broad range of
service providers, hardware manufacturers and software vendors, including
AT&T, IBM and Juniper Networks. Together the community is developing an
integrated open source platform that can be used to build NFV functionality.

"NFV presents the industry with an incredible opportunity; an opportunity to
simplify network infrastructure, an opportunity to rapidly respond to
networking needs. But we're only at the start of this journey," said
Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking. "What's key in such an
early stage of a technology's development is that the supporting community
moves forward together. The transition from vendor-specific, monolithic
networks to open architecture requires clear collaboration and communication
throughout the entire ecosystem. It's critical that there are no silos, no
fragments. That's why we're part of the OPNFV. We believe in working together
to develop open source platforms that can help the entire community. With
such a collaborative approach we'll move forward quicker and with greater
success."

ADVA Optical Networking's OPNFV membership is the latest in a series of
NFV-focused announcements that showcase the company's commitment to the
technology. In addition to a number of demonstrations that showed how NFV
could be used to developvirtual customer premise equipment
solutionsandvirtualized radio access backhaul networks, ADVA Optical
Networking also recently revealed itslong-term NFV strategy. This strategy is
focused on the expansion of its best-in-breed ADVA FSP 150 Carrier Ethernet
portfolio and will include a number of new Network Interface Devices (NIDs).
These new NIDs will become a vital aspect of the OPNFV's activities as it
seeks to fully highlight the benefits of true NFV-centric networks.

"Communication service providers are eager to benefit from speed of
innovation, cost efficiency and flexibility of NFV based on carrier-grade,
integrated, open-source platforms. Various open source components have
emerged from the work of different standards developing organizations (SDOs)
and focusing on the consistency, performance and interoperability is key to
the success of NFV," commented Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. "We're
excited to have ADVA Optical Networking bring their expertise in building VNF
infrastructures (NFVI) and its commitment to open-source for orchestrating
NFV infrastructures, to our community. We look forward to their contributions
in assuring a seamless integration of NFVI in OPNFV."

"What's critical about the OPNFV is its openness, its deep-rooted sense of
community. It shares our values here. It understands that NFV's true
potential can only be achieved if the industry works collectively," commented
Stephan Rettenberger, VP, marketing, ADVA Optical Networking. "Our membership
of the OPNFV is a clear signal to our customers, to our partners and to the
wider industry that we believe in open collaboration, in transparency. We've
displayed this already with our NFV demos at Mobile World Congress and MPLS
SDN World Congress. The key question is how do we move forward together?
We're going to be working closely with our partners at OPNFV to answer this
question and ensure that NFV continues to advance."

Watch ADVA Optical Networking's latest animation video to understand what NFV
can do for your network:https://youtu.be/_amRLMBNWHE.

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About ADVA Optical Networking

At ADVA Optical Networking we're creating new opportunities for tomorrow's
networks, a new vision for a connected world. Our intelligent
telecommunications hardware, software and services have been deployed by
several hundred service providers and thousands of enterprises. Over the past
twenty years, our innovative connectivity solutions have helped to drive our
customers' networks forward, helped to drive their businesses to new levels
of success. We forge close working relationships with all our customers. As
your trusted partner we ensure that we're always ready to exceed your
networking expectations. For more information on our products and our team,
please visit us at:www.advaoptical.com.

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ADVA Optical Networking SE, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germany
www.advaoptical.com

For Press:

Gareth Spence
t +44 1904 699 358
public-relations(at)advaoptical.com

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Karin Tovar
t +1 201 940 7212
investor-relations(at)advaoptical.com

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