5G Supplier Directory


ADVA Optical Networking Ltd (ADVA) is a global provider of telecommunications equipment (OEM). With innovative Optical, Ethernet and Control transport solutions, ADVA builds the foundation for high-speed, next generation networks. ADVA is a global market leader in Metro WDM systems and Ethernet Access Devices, a trusted partner for more than 200 carriers and 10,000 enterprises globally.
ADVA provides scalable Carrier Ethernet and IP access transport solutions currently being used in existing mobile backhaul networks. These have evolved towards 5G, delivering a number of precision synchronization features and embracing the need for edge compute.
A highly versatile, cost-effective solution for access networks it comes with wide array of deployment options, ideal for the small cell market, through to cell site gateways and aggregation.
The solutions support an abundance of service monitoring and assurance features, helping operators monitor and manage their networks. The solutions are built on a Software Defined networking model, which allows the early deployment of network slicing.
ADVA Optical Networking worldwide counts 1700+ employees (100+ UK), of which more than 600 are engineers working in research and development functions. ADVA has 20 years of experience in building optical and Ethernet transport equipment for access, metro and regional/core networks.

ADVA has broad capabilities for delivering 5G solutions, we have a wealth of experience in the mobile marketplace and would welcome the opportunity to get involved with your DCMS bids. We can provide hardware, software and technical expertise in the area of cell site gateway (CSGW), X-haul and synchronization. These include vRAN platforms, densification and network timing solutions. We believe the latter is crucial to 5G business cases that will benefit from enterprise hosted functionality close to customers. • NFV and network slicing - Mobile centric virtual network function (VNF) ecosystem including cloud RAN and distributed mobile core VNFs • X-haul access and aggregation with low latency and a wide variety of interface speeds • Fronthaul (CPRI, eCPRI, and O-RAN) and backhaul supported with DWDM and packet edge devices • Support for small and large cell sites including environmental hardening • Precise synchronization - Timing excellence with the most comprehensive range of end to end solutions • Scalable phase/time and frequency synchronization for 2G/3G/4G and 5G • GNSS resilient options including monitoring and extended long term holdover • Open and multi-vendor solutions • Broad range of partners we often work with including:- VNFs and external SDN and MANO systems and RU and DU suppliers.
Track record
ADVA has a global track record in delivering carrier class solutions to our customers. We have a customer base that includes many of the world’s leading telecommunications companies. demonstrated various Proof of Concept platforms across the industries of transport and mobile connectivity. As a participant of MWC and a member of various organisations including TIP, IEEE, and MEF, ADVA has an enviable record of demonstrating and delivering Proof of Concept and early Adopter Platforms to the market and has been involved in various national and international research projects. We are a flexible and fast-moving organization, able to bring innovation to your project whilst keeping to our core values around customer experience. Large and small projects can be supported and we pride ourselves on being professional and accommodating to meet your exacting requirements. We have our own high quality in-house engineering and delivery teams meaning that we are able to provide services from pre-staging to full installations ready for use.
Terms of service
ADVA is open to working with consortia across 5G projects as either a Partner or as a Supplier. We can provide transport, synchronisation and mobile edge computing solutions to a project. All opportunities will be considered, please come talk to us.
Service information
Plug-and-play ready-made 5G testbed accessible via APIs from anywhere, adaptable to multiple use cases.
Project management capability
Ability to manage complex innovation project management aspects of network deployment.
RAN - Small Cells
Vendor/MNO/other supplier of RAN: hardware/software
Supplier of SDN/cloudRAN solutions
RAN - other
Vendor/MNO/other supplier of RAN: hardware/software/including radio transmission services
Transport Links - Fibre backhaul
Fibre transport network equipment supplier; Fibre transport network infrastructure provider.
Transport Links - Microwave backhaul
Microwave transport network equipment supplier; Microwave transport network infrastructure provider.
Transport Links - Other
For example free-space optical communications
Mobile Network Operator Core Network - stand alone
MNO Core network supplier: hardware/software/SDN/Mobile Edge Computing, switch, internet gateways.
Mobile Network Operator Core Network - non-stand alone
MNO Core network supplier: hardware/software/SDN/Mobile Edge Computing.
Private Network Core Network - Standalone
Private Core network supplier: hardware/software/SDN/Mobile Edge Computing.
Private Network Core Network - non-standalone
Private Core network supplier: hardware/software/SDN/Mobile Edge Computing.
Neutral Host - active
Vendor/MNO/other supplier of RAN, Core Neutral Host infrastructure or equipment.
Neutral Host - passive
Vendor/MNO/other supplier of RAN, Core Neutral Host infrastructure or equipment.
Neutral Host - Network Consultancy
System design, integration, management consultancy services.
OSS/BSS [operations and business support systems]
MNO/Private OSS/BSS systems and tools.
Network management - systems
Provision of MNO/Private network management tools and services.
Network management - operations, monitoring and management
Operation of network management tools and monitoring services.
Network test equipment
Drive-test/walk-test/network test tools and services.
Industry sector specialism (as a service)
Telecommunications and technology
Automotive, Transport and Logistics (Road, Rail and Ports)
Energy and Environmental
Smart communities, public services