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Last Update: April 2017

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 their trusted partner we ensure that we’re always ready to exceed their networking expectations.

ADVAntages

Focus on Growth Markets

  • ADVA Optical Networking focuses on growth markets in the telecom space that have one thing in common: a strong and sustainable demand for innovative connectivity solutions for cloud and mobile services.
  • These markets are driven by the global megatrends “cloud” and “mobility” demanding more and better connectivity in all areas of the network.
  • Average growth across these markets is expected to be 9% per year between 2015 and 2018 to a total of USD 14.8 billion in 2018.

Innovative Connectivity Solutions

  • ADVA Optical Networking's industry-leading engineering force is exclusively focused on innovative connectivity solutions for cloud and mobile services, outperforming the engineering departments of other vendors in this space.
  • Focus on innovation drives market success and has made ADVA Optical Networking one of the two leading players worldwide for fiber-based Ethernet access devices with a market share of 13% and … 
  • … a strong competitor in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) specifically in the metro optical market with a market share of 14%.

Speed for Customers

  • ADVA Optical Networking has a strong track record of being first to market with new functionality that adds value for customers.
  • A responsive team serves customers around the globe, with 59% of ADVA Optical Networking’s 2015 revenues generated in EMEA, 33% in the Americas and 8% in Asia-Pacific.
  • ADVA Optical Networking’s innovative connectivity solutions have been deployed by several hundred service providers and thousands of enterprises around the globe.

Trusted Partner

  • ADVA Optical Networking's unique combination of innovation and speed has seen the Company to build close partnerships with customers, resulting in repeat purchases and strong cross-selling opportunities for its innovative networking solutions.
  • As a trusted partner for two decades, ADVA Optical Networking provides high-quality solutions with lowest cost of ownership and best user experience.
  • ADVA Optical Networking is led by a dynamic, international, experienced and highly-motivated management team with many years of senior management background which includes blue-chip telecommunications equipment companies, making it a dependable partner when it comes to building long-term business relationships.

Product Portfolio

Information about our product portfolio can be found under Products.

Industries

Information about the industries which deploy our products can be found under Industries.

End Customers

Several Hundred Service Providers

  • Including AMS-IX, British Telecom, COLT, DE-CIX, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, Level(3) Communications, Mobile TeleSystems, NextGen Networks, PCCW, RomTelecom, SingTel, TATA Communications, TDC, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telekom Malaysia, Telkom South Africa, Telstra and Time Warner Cable

Thousands of Enterprises

  • Including Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, government agencies, healthcare providers, insurance companies and universities

Partners

Information about our partnerships can be found under Partners.

Employees

As of December 31, 2016, ADVA Optical Networking employed a total staff of 1,764 employees (up 15.75% vs. the end of the previous year):

Employees Per Department

 2016

  2015

 Change

(as of December 31)

Research and development

902

720

+182

Purchasing and production

376

325

+51

Sales, marketing and service

   310

314

-4

Management and administration

155

149

+6

Apprentices

21

16

+5

Total employees

1,764

1,524

+240

Revenues and Profitability

2016 revenues: EUR 566.7 million (up 28.2% vs. the previous year)
2016 Pro forma operating income: EUR 23.4 million (4.1% of revenues)
2016 IFRS operating income: EUR 19.4 million (3.4% of revenues)
2016 IFRS net income: EUR 21.5 million (3.8% of revenues)

Pro forma operating income is calculated prior to non-cash charges related to the stock compensation programs and amortization and impairment of goodwill and acquisition-related intangible assets.

Further financial information can be found under Financial Results.

Company History

  • Founded in 1994 in Meiningen and Munich, Germany
  • IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 1999
  • Development from start-up (1994-1996) to market builder (1997-2001) to market leader (since 2002) 

Further information about the company history can be found under History.