July 07, 2014 — ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Bluebird Network has deployed the ADVA 100G Core to connect major urban areas within Missouri. Primarily focusing upon a data expressway between Kansas City and St. Louis, Bluebird Network is using the ADVA 100G Core to respond to enormous bandwidth growth from its service provider and enterprise customers. Deployment of the ADVA 100G Core is the latest in a seven-year partnership between ADVA Optical Networking and Bluebird Network. This partnership has helped to drive both rural and urban connectivity to new heights, ensuring Missouri’s customers have access to the bandwidth they need.
“Our customers depend upon our network; depend upon our commitment to drive it forward. They trust us with their business, with their bottom line,” said Michael Morey, CEO, Bluebird Network. “This is something we never take for granted and underlines why our partnership with ADVA Optical Networking is so important. For over seven years, the team at ADVA Optical Networking has helped us to continually develop our network, helped us to continually exceed our customers’ expectations. The deployment of the ADVA 100G Core clearly exemplifies this. They helped us every step of the way. In fact, the ADVA 100G Core was ordered, installed and carrying live traffic within a matter of days.”
Fully integrated into the ADVA FSP 3000, the ADVA 100G Core is built on coherent receivers, low-noise amplification and increased non-liner optical tolerance. Deployed extensively by service providers across the globe, the ADVA 100G Core ensures robust scalability to answer fierce data growth. This scalability is key for Bluebird Network, not only for its burgeoning state-wide traffic but also for its national transport. As a key member of the Alliances Telecom Group (INDATEL), Bluebird Network is responsible for a growing amount of interstate data. In addition to the ADVA 100G Core, Bluebird Network also subscribes to ADVA Optical Networking’s Care program that ensures rapid response to network issues.
“Technology can only take you so far, can only bring you so much success,” commented John Scherzinger, senior vice president, North America Sales, ADVA Optical Networking. “It’s your team and your relationship with your customers that enables you to truly excel. Our relationship with Bluebird Network clearly highlights this. For over seven years we’ve worked side-by-side to build one of the most advanced networks in the state. There’s an incredible trust here and it’s one that enables us to move fast, just look at how quickly we deployed our ADVA 100G Core. With this combination of technology, team and trust, we’re able to help Bluebird Network continue to drive its network forward, continue to meet customer needs.”