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Zen Internet Deploys ADVA FSP 150 to Deliver Services in the UK

May 29, 2013 - London

ADVA Optical Networking SE /Zen Internet Deploys ADVA FSP 150 to Deliver Services in the UK. Processedand transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Etherjack™ Technology Enables Cost-Effective Service Provisioning andIncreased Service Assurance

ADVA Optical Networking announced today that ZenInternet, a leading provider of award-winning Internet services tobusiness andhome users in the UK, has chosen the ADVA FSP 150 to scale its Ethernetdeliveryplatform and efficiently hand over services to service providerpartners.Integrated Etherjack™ technology provides Zen with comprehensivelevels ofservice intelligence and end-to-end monitoring while a partnership withImtechICT UK ensures an always-on network. These tools are critical in thedelivery ofdifferentiated Carrier Ethernet services and the proactive monitoringof thenetwork to guarantee and meet strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

"Our customers rely on our network 24/7, so we can't risk their businessor ourreputation on infrastructure that has limited capabilities," saidAndrewSaunders, head of product management and marketing, Zen Internet. "That'swhy wechose the ADVA FSP 150. It directly meets our challenges and enables us tosaveresources on backhaul provisioning and resolving network issues beforetheyaffect services. Through the creation of 200 new Points of Presence(PoPs), weare extending the availability of our Ethernet in the First Mile(EFM) andOptical Ethernet service with superior quality at industry leading prices."

Zen has continually invested in its network and services over theyears toensure that businesses of all sizes along with home users can benefitfromsolutions previously only available to larger organizations. Due tothisinvestment, they can meet the more demanding needs of customers ascommunicationand bandwidth requirements increase. New services can quickly beprovisioned tohelp customers get up and running within days. As even a few minutes ofdowntimecan be devastating for customers, Zen Internet ensures high servicereliabilityand support to avoid these difficulties.

"Delivering world class Ethernet services to enterprises requiresaccess andaggregation equipment that is highly reliable, flexible and efficient,"saidRobin Abel, director sales UK, ADVA Optical Networking. "Through ourpartnershipwith Imtech ICT UK, we've optimized Zen Internet's investment inaggregation atthe exchange. The ADVA FSP 150 allows them to standardize on a singleaccess andaggregation device to ensure rapid service delivery that savesresources andenables Zen Internet to focus on their customers."

The ADVA FSP 150 is a family of intelligent Ethernet access andaggregationdevices designed to optimize site costs, increase service offerings andreduceoperational expenditures. By implementing service intelligence basedon thelatest OAM standards, service providers can guarantee the highestserviceavailability essential for business Ethernet services. The ADVA FSP 150monitorsavailability, latency, jitter and packet loss, all of which arecritical forverifying SLA conformance and providing an advanced indication ofperformancedegradation before a service outage occurs.

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About ADVA Optical NetworkingADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of intelligenttelecommunicationsinfrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernettransmissiontechnology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed,next-generationnetworks. The Company's FSP product family adds scalability andintelligence tocustomers' networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible andfast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnershipswithits customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and videoservices. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, theCompany hasbecome a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprisesacross the globe. For more information, please visit us

About Zen InternetZen Internet was established in 1995 as one of the first ISPs (InternetServicesProviders) in the UK and is still independently owned. Zen provides a rangeofhigh quality Internet services to the business and home user. These includeBroadband, Leased Lines, IP VPN, Hosting and Domains, Voice, ManagedFirewalls,Online Data Backup and Web Design. All of these services are supported by ahighly robust and resilient network and excellent technical support andcustomerservice.

Zen has received a number of Which? awards including Which? RecommendedBroadband Provider, Zen's fifteenth Which? endorsement in nine years andthisyear awarded Which? Recommended Broadband and Home Phone Provider for theveryfirst time. Zen has previously been awarded PC Advisor's Best ISP and PCProBest ISP for the ninth year running.

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