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Adtran helps Wildanet connect rugged UK coast to ultra-fast fiber broadband

Cornwall boosts local economy with fiber network featuring Adtran XGS-PON technology

Adtran®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation multigigabit fiber and fiber extension broadband access solutions, today announced Wildanet is leveraging the Adtran Total Access 5000 10Gbit/s fiber access platform with XGS-PON technology to deliver ultra-fast broadband to underserved communities in Cornwall, UK.

Cornwall is a top UK holiday destination and has a growing tech industry, both of which rely on fast broadband connectivity. However, homes and businesses in Cornwall have been overlooked and underserviced until now because the rugged Cornish terrain presents a major challenge in expanding connectivity in a timely and cost-effective manner. Vacation rentals and hotels need high-speed broadband to support modern traveler expectations, and connectivity is also important to help grow the area’s tech sector which will add new jobs and boost the local economy.

Adtran delivered the best system with the solution breadth to fit our unique network needs.
Paddy Paddison, CTO at Wildanet

“There are many communities in Cornwall that are at a disadvantage because they lack access to fast internet. To address that issue, we’re building our own fiber network to service homes and businesses throughout the region. It will enable them to work from home, stream media, entertain and benefit from online health and education services,” said Paddy Paddison, CTO at Wildanet. “To build the service, we required a large technology provider dedicated to our success. Adtran is the right partner for us to deliver the best system with the personalized attention and solution breadth to fit our unique network needs.”

“Wildanet’s fiber broadband network is an investment in Cornwall’s future,” said Stuart Broome, VP of sales at Adtran. “10Gbit/s fiber broadband is a transformative technology. Wildanet is a great example of how alternative service providers are setting a solid foundation on which communities can improve their economic opportunities and quality of life.”