LU-CIX deploys ADVA ALM fiber monitoring system

Sept. 21, 2020
The deployment in LU-CIX’s backbone infrastructure enables rapid and accurate detection and troubleshooting of potential fiber network issues for improved network reliability.

The Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange (LU-CIX) has deployed the ADVA ALM fiber monitoring system, ADVA announced. The deployment in LU-CIX’s backbone infrastructure enables rapid and accurate detection and troubleshooting of potential fiber network issues, the company says.

ADVA’s partner Telindus, a brand of Proximus Luxembourg, assisted in the deployment.

“We needed a solution that delivers precise, automated, up-to-the-minute root-cause analysis combined with permanent measurement. That’s why we chose the ADVA ALM. It enables our team to tackle issues more quickly and efficiently, while also addressing an area of security exposure,” commented Michel Lanners, CIO, LU-CIX.

LU-CIX can use the ALM technology to pinpoint areas of degradation, quickly institute countermeasures, and redirect traffic away from the degraded optical routes, says ADVA.

LU-CIX's Lanners adds, “One of the key advantages of the ADVA ALM is that it offers significant improvement without a major addition to our existing network. It delivers total insight and full control without significant investment. What’s more, the technology enables us to improve the integrity of our network and detect eavesdropping attacks. With the ADVA ALM, we can remotely measure attenuation and stay one step ahead of attacks using a splitter or bending coupler.”

The system also enables LU-CIX to differentiate system faults from problems in the fiber plant. ALM enables transparent, service-agnostic monitoring without interfering with the traffic on the fiber network, says ADVA. It also can help detect network intrusions.

Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, SVP, sales, EMEA, ADVA, says, “Our ALM now ensures that LU-CIX has an intricate understanding of its fiber network. For maintenance teams, that means no more false alarms, no unnecessary site visits and no wasted hours finding faults. Now problems can be diagnosed and dealt with long before they affect services. Not only will this help to reduce operational expenses and maximize resource efficiency, but it’s also a key tool for maintaining valuable SLAs."

ADVA's Müller-Leitloff concludes, "LU-CIX is crucial to Luxembourg’s internet sector and one of Europe’s key internet hubs. By harnessing our unique plug-and-play device to further enhance the stability and efficiency of its infrastructure, it can continue to provide a secure and trusted environment in the heart of Europe.”

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