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Adtran helps Alncom bring gigabit to rural England

Altnet builds FTTH network and closes the digital divide

Adtran®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation multigigabit fiber and fiber extension broadband access solutions, today announced Alncom is leveraging the Adtran total access 5000 (TA5000) fiber access platform to deliver gigabit-ready broadband services to rural regions in the UK and bridge the digital divide. The service provider is building a FTTH network that reaches more subscribers than ever before and delivers speeds that will connect its communities to new opportunities and better quality of life.

Alncom is an altnet service provider in rural Northumberland and County Durham, UK, where many residents and businesses lackaccess to fiber and high-speed internet. Knowing that broadband has the power to transform communities and economies, Alncom wanted to transform services beyond the 1.5Mbit/s speeds their subscribers were currently accessing. The service provider secured private investment from Railsite Telecom as well as funding from the UK’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme to revolutionize broadband across its service area. To qualify, Alncom had to build a gigabit-ready, full-fiber network and partnered with Adtran to find the right technology to complete the project. The service provider is rolling out its FTTH network to some of the hardest-to-reach regions in the UK using the Adtran TA5000 solution.

Adtran offers the right expertise, leadership, and solutions to allow us to meet our goals.
Stephen Pinchen, MD at Alncom

“We’re committed to using innovative technology so that our subscribers can access state-of-the-art services. Adtran offers the right expertise, leadership, and solutions to allow us to meet our goals,” said Stephen Pinchen, MD at Alncom. “Adtran helps us maintain a network and services that are reliable, fast, and can be deployed cost-effectively. This enables our subscribers to connect to a network that can keep up with their daily activities and broadband demands today, and we’re confident we’ll still be able to support those needs as they grow in the future.”

“Adtran’s priority is helping every type of service provider find the right solutions to build their best networks. The beauty of our fiber solutions is that it enables service providers, like Alncom, to rapidly launch next-generation gigabit internet services and benefit from a highly flexible FTTH architecture that is both reliable and easy to maintain” said Stuart Broome, VP of sales at Adtran. “As subscribers’ demands on the network continue to increase, Alncom’s network will easily upgrade to deliver higher speeds and greater capacity to support new innovative services.”