100G+ Transport: Building Best-of-breed SD-Access Architectures +
by: Dieter Kortmann, Director, Partner Management Europe and Harald Bock, VP, Network & Technology Strategy
Broadband fixed and mobile network operators can’t compromise. They must be able to scale quickly to meet capacity demands for new services and applications. They must escalate operations to run mobile, residential, and enterprise on the same infrastructure to address the evolving requirements of IoT and cloud computing. But how do they meet these demands while reducing space, power, and footprint? Coriant and ADTRAN are committed to delivering best-of-breed open, programmable, and scalable solutions. Merging highly scalable CORD-based physical layer agnostic SD-Access architectures with high performance, low power 100G+ aggregation and transport affords our customers cost-effective rapid service innovation while providing the highest QoE and optimal service choices for subscribers. Read More
AT&T Accelerates the Path to SD-Access with VOLTHA +
Earlier this month, the SDN use case for broadband access progressed further within the open networking consortiums. AT&T submitted the first version of Virtual Optical Line Termination Hardware Abstraction (VOLTHA) software-defined access (SD-Access) specification into the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). VOLTHA provides a framework to support broadband access in the cloud, pairing nicely with the Central Office Rearchitected as a Datacenter (CORD) initiative. Regarding CORD, it was AT&T, again, and other forward thinking service providers that partnered with ON.Labs several years ago to develop the architecture. The goal of CORD is to provide a reference architecture for SD-Access evaluation platforms for field trial on commercial operator networks. It should be noted that ON.Labs was folded into ONF around a year ago, so CORD, VOLTHA and (Open Networking Operating System) ONOS all fall under the purview of the ONF.
The Open SD-Access Network: Why Now? +
As a number of factors converge to herald a new software defined shift, and with SD access becoming mainstream, software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) are increasingly working their way into the wider communications discussion.
But what does it mean for service providers? Why is now the right time to embrace it?
While the terms SDN and NFV are bandied around, the lack of industry education around them poses a potential barrier when trying to link the potential of this new technology and the way we do business more widely.
What this means for how we do business
As the world becomes increasingly digital, it’s impossible to ignore how SD access might influence a large-scale shift to a much more inclusive, flexible and fair way of doing business. Read More
CORD – Key to the Telco Cloud +
Nothing has the potential to shake up the telecommunications access world more than the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) initiative, which was launched last year by ON.Lab and is now part of the Linux Foundation’s many open-source initiatives to open up communications networks.
For decades, the access portion of telecommunications networks – as well as many other parts of the network – have been the domain of highly specialized and proprietary technology. The access network is crucial because it’s where important wide area network (WAN) services such as broadband and mobile get extended out to the customer. In the last decade, this has generally meant a mixture of passive optical networking (PON) and digital subscriber line (DSL) services. Now CORD can change the way these services are deployed.
In the CORD vision, all central offices could be standardized around a generic hardware infrastructure defining racks of servers and switches. These generic hardware modules will be controlled by software that can be programmed and run using a standard, Linux-based operating system. This is a radical shift from the past when access equipment was housed in proprietary racks of either optical line terminals (OLTs) or Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAMs). The CORD model will transform this, creating standardized generic hardware platforms.
Hope You Like the Color of Your Next Gigabit Broadband Gateway +
New broadband technologies are constantly evolving and that’s a good thing. As consumers, we need innovation providing us both cost reduction and capability expansion to keep up with our demand for more bandwidth and support emerging residential and business services. Over the last few decades we have seen first generation wireless networks and cell phones go from supporting only voice to smart phones and 4G networks supporting voice, data and streaming video--amazing stuff that drives us to line up at the store every year for an iPhone or Android with better battery life, bigger screens, and more memory to support new applications. Read More
Speed, Speed, Speed. Is Service Innovation the Focus on the Road Ahead? +
Faster and faster broadband speeds have been a staple of industry talk for as long as I can remember. It’s defined the copper debate for years, and provided pretty much the entire context for FTTP demand. We can thank that energy for delivering Gigabit access to our communities. Read More
Innovation That Matters: XGS-PON is Here! +
Last week the ITU working group developing the XGS-PON standard (ITU-T Q2/15) approved the document to be forwarded for consent. What exactly does that mean? The XGS-PON standardization effort that kicked off last summer has moved to the next step toward standardization with final comments being solicited. Once all comments have been resolved, XGS-PON will be an official new broadband standard.
The effort lead by ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, BT, China Telecom, Huawei, and Orange will see next generation 10Gbps broadband technologies double the useable life span of a fiber network regardless of how fast the market's broadband traffic usage grows. Read More
Why Europe is Coming Round to BT’s Broadband Thinking +
BT has been in the UK headlines quite a lot these past few weeks. News of a rare service interruption aside, BT’s recent press cuttings file is par for the course. A little background chatter about potential regulatory tightening here; some more calls to accelerate faster and cheaper broadband services there… Whatever they do for the UK’s broadband infrastructure never seems to be enough, and there’s a big problem with that narrative. It just isn’t true.
I’m not saying the media is manufacturing negative perceptions. Maybe it’s just the price you pay for having customers with high expectations and a reputation as one of the most respected telecom operators in the world. Read More
Applying Data Center Principles to Next-Gen Broadband Architectures +
Influenced by the network and services scale and agility that data center networks have achieved over the past decade, telecommunications networks are now applying those same architectural principles to transform the way in which broadband networks are being built going forward. The resultant next generation network drastically streamlines service and application innovation to enable new revenue streams offsetting the increased competition from (Over-the-Top) OTT providers and the cost of maintaining annual double-digit LTE, enterprise and broadband traffic growth. Read More
Tunisie Telecom Enables Communities and Connects Lives with First Deployment of ADTRAN Remote-Powered DSLAMs +
Areas with low fiber penetration and limited power set to enjoy the transformative benefits of affordable, high-speed broadband HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – (October 24, 2017) – ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today marks another milestone in its EMEA Enabling Communities Connecting Lives program with the latest deployment for its sealed outside plant (OSP) DSLAM solutions in the North African market. Incumbent operator Tunisie Telecom (TT) is leveraging ADTRAN’s unique Discrete Multi-Tone (DMT) capabilities to deliver next-generation copper-based broadband services to locations where laying fiber is cost-prohibitive and/or electrical power sources are unreliable or unavailable. The ADTRAN 1148VX OSP DSLAM enables operators, like TT, to offer subscribers in all areas, including difficult to reach regions,higher broadband speeds. In the conducted trials, broadband rates in excess of 90Mb/s on loops of several hundred meters were reliably and repeatedly demonstrated. The robustness of the ADTRAN OSP solutions was demonstrable even in extreme cases, where customers on loops exceeding 2KM in length were historically without service and are now receiving reliable 20Mb/s services and higher. The trial also demonstrated the ability to reliably remote power ADTRAN 1148VX OSP DSLAM through existing copper pairs from a central location several kilometers away. Tunisia…Read More
ADTRAN Announces Next-Generation mmWave Backhaul and Access Solutions +
Agreement enables operators to rapidly and economically deploy very dense 5G networks over both wireless MESH/SON and fixed NG-PON2 technologies Berlin, Germany and HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – (October 24, 2017) – ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced an agreement with CCS to deliver self-organizing mmWave technology for backhaul and access capabilities to wired and wireless operators as they embrace 5G densification architectures and significantly higher access speeds. The global agreement with CCS, a UK-based pioneer in self-organizing 5G mmWave backhaul and Gigabit access, forms the latest development in ADTRAN’s Mosaic Open Network Alliance initiative. It complements ADTRAN’s existing SD-Access based NG-PON2 solution for 5G backhaul, featuring non-service impacting wavelength agility and ultra-low latency to safeguard the extraordinary SLA performance demands of 5G, IoT and other mission-critical services. “The resiliency, scale and low-latency capabilities of the ADTRAN SD-Access based mmWave solution make it the clear choice for operators seeking an affordable and sustainable 5G rollout, specifically in those instances where backhaul fiber is initially unavailable or impractical,” said Hossam Salib, VP, cable & wireless strategy at ADTRAN. “Extending our portfolio to include Metnet—CCS’ unique self-organizing mmWave backhaul solution—adds a crucial wireless alternative, creating a complete customer proposition for…Read More
ADTRAN Mosaic Wins Gold Stevie Award Extending its Lead as the World’s Most Awarded Software-Defined Access Architecture +
SD-Access solution awarded for 11th time Berlin, Germany, October 24, 2017 - ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that ADTRAN Mosaic has been awarded a Gold Stevie Award at the 2017 International Business Awards within the category of “Best New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Cloud Platform.” Now in its 15th year and judged by a worldwide panel of 200 executives, the Stevie Awards honor the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and individuals worldwide. This award extends the lead for ADTRAN Mosaic as the most awarded SD-Access solution in the market. “We pride ourselves on our ability and reputation for addressing service providers’ requirements. ADTRAN Mosaic’s latest recognition extends its position as the world’s most awarded solution for providing modular, component-based network architectures that are open, disaggregated, programmable and scalable,” said Gary Bolton, vice president of global marketing, ADTRAN. “We are thrilled that ADTRAN Mosaic has achieved global industry recognition and adoption by service providers around the world less than 18 months after the launch of this disruptive architecture. We look forward to continuing to help service providers explore, advance and implement their SDN/NFV strategies.” ADTRAN Mosaic is the industry’s…Read More
ADTRAN Demonstrates Industry’s Most Open and Comprehensive SD-Access Portfolio at Broadband World Forum 2017 +
Includes VOLTHA implementation, SD-Access interoperability, NG-PON2, Gfast, Gigabit-to-the-Basement and Super-Vectoring BERLIN, Germany - October 23, 2017 - ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, will be showcasing the industry’s most open and comprehensive suite of software-defined access (SD-Access) solutions at this month’s Broadband World Forum event in Berlin (booth E102). “ADTRAN continues to be a leading proponent of open, SDN-controlled multi-vendor networks, launching the industry’s first open SD-Access architecture and becoming the first and only access supplier fully aligned with the Residential-CORD open reference architecture,” said Robert Conger, AVP of Cloud and Portfolio Strategy, ADTRAN. “This commitment enables service providers to graduate to a truly open, disaggregated access architecture built on data center principles.” The following ADTRAN innovations are available to explore at its Broadband World Forum booth (E102): 10G PON Integration with Virtual Optical Line Termination Hardware Abstraction (VOLTHA) Pioneering solution in support of the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) initiative VOLTHA is bolstering the microservices and DevOPs models simplifying the creation of new subscriber and operational services SD-Access interoperability validation of ADTRAN Mosaic Cloud platform ADTRAN is demonstrating Mosaic in an open, multi-vendor environment, in conjunction with the CORD initiative It will…Read More
ADTRAN Brings Mosaic Architecture to Life with Cloud Platform +
Only broadband architecture to accelerate transition to SD-Access HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(August 23, 2016)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced its Mosaic Cloud Platform™ to provide control and orchestration capabilities for ADTRAN’s Mosaic Software Defined Access (SD-Access) architecture. The Mosaic Cloud Platform combines modular apps that have been in a microservices software architecture with open source control and orchestration platforms to create the industry’s first and only solution to deliver open, SDN-based programmability of broadband access networks while maintaining the feature set and functionality of traditional management solutions. “Open source software drives quick industry consensus for what is needed in control and orchestration platforms, including flexibility across multi-technology and multi-vendor network environments,” stated Michael Howard, senior research director and advisor, carrier networks, IHS Markit Technology. “Platforms such as the ADTRAN Mosaic Cloud Platform are essential to carriers as they transition to more automation and service agility in order to engage customers via self-service portals. This transition will enable subscribers to easily customize broadband services based on their own unique requirements. SD-Access networks will not only support the self-directed subscriber, but make it easier for the service provider to manage broadband traffic loads across the network while…Read More
ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 Races Past Major Market Momentum Milestone and Paves the Way for 100G +
ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 Races Past Major Market Momentum Milestone and Paves the Way for 100G HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(August 10, 2016)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that it has shipped the 50,000th Total Access 5000 (TA5000), making it the most widely deployed multi-service access node (MSAN) in North America. The TA5000 features the broadest range of multi-service capabilities in the market today, including Gigabit delivery over fiber, high-speed Internet over copper, mobile backhaul and advanced Carrier Ethernet services. It is used by over 50 percent of the top 100 U.S. network operators, including the seven largest providers that together represent over 90 percent of total telco-delivered broadband lines in the country. “As a key element in our Ethernet services network, the TA5000 has proven that it is able to withstand the increasing bandwidth demands of our customers. The scalability and flexibility of the multi-services access platform across our copper and fiber-based access methods ensures that our initial network investment can continue to grow with our customer service offerings,” said Eric Proulx, vice president of network planning & engineering at FairPoint Communications, Inc. “In an industry where the next best thing in Ethernet service delivery across…Read More
ADTRAN Optics Reset the Economics of FTTH Service Delivery +
Nx10G tunable optics network can save providers up to 80 percent of the capital and operational costs as they look to scale NG-PON2 deployments HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(August 10, 2016)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced its first Subscriber Edge Tunable (SET) optical transceivers, the latest innovation from ADTRAN Labs. ADTRAN’s entry into this new category of tunable optics addresses several key technology and innovation gaps that have hindered market development for multi-wavelength access networks. SET optics will be a key enabling technology for ADTRAN’s NG-PON2 solution, facilitating the delivery of highly elastic fiber services right to the customer premises equipment (CPE). Developed by ADTRAN Labs, this most recent innovation will enable access providers to cost-effectively and efficiently leverage Nx10G NG-PON2 to deliver even higher speed FTTH services to homes and business. SET optics provide an essential building block for the wavelength agile access network of the future, providing the dynamic network capabilities needed to underpin the provider’s creation and deployment of user-driven service delivery models. By providing fast wavelength switching times and access-friendly cost points, SET optics will remove the operational and economic sensitivities that have previously limited tunable optics to transport applications. When paired…Read More
ADTRAN Unveils Mosaic - Industry’s First Open Software Defined Access Services Architecture +
Mosaic spans cloud edge to subscriber edge to accelerate self-directed service delivery HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(July 27, 2016)— ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN)), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced the release of the market’s only open Software Defined Access (SD-Access) architecture capable of supporting rapid service creation and the delivery of business and residential broadband services at Web scale. The new SD-Access architecture, ADTRAN MosaicTM, combines modern Web scale technology with open source platforms to facilitate rapid innovation in multi-technology, multi-vendor environments. This architecture serves as the foundation for all of ADTRAN’s next generation platforms, including its NG-PON2 and G.fast solutions currently being trialed by leading Tier 1 carriers around the world. Mosaic is designed to expedite service providers’ transition to open, programmable and scalable networks. The key components of Mosaic include: Mosaic Cloud Platform™ – combines modular apps that have been developed in a microservices software architecture with open source control and orchestration platforms to create open, SDN-based network programmability; Mosaic OS™ – modular OS that has been optimized for SDN-programmability, virtualization, high availability and multi-vendor app integration; and Programmable Network Elements – multi-vendor networking solutions that integrate natively with open, SDN-controlled access networks. In order to reduce operating expenses and improve…Read More
Verizon Begins 40G Fiber Broadband Trialof ADTRAN’s SDN-Optimized NG-PON2 Solution LEARN MORE - NG-PON2 Highly innovative open, programmable and scalable converged services architecture aligns with key operator imperatives HUNTSVILLE,Ala.--(July 27, 2016)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that Verizon has selected its SDN-optimized NG-PON2 solution for upcoming lab trials. The goal is to create a cost-effective Fiber-to-the-Home solution that meets business and residential needs today and is capable of scaling to 40G and beyond to meet market need. Initial testing will be conducted at Verizon’s Innovation Lab in Waltham, Massachusetts, and will focus on several features of NG-PON2, including the implementation of tunable multiple wavelength 40 Gigabit per second capability to support a mix of services on a common converged platform. This capability enables carriers to efficiently address the increase in demand for critical service segments including residential Gigabit broadband, big data, IoT and premium cloud and enterprise services growth and expansion. With Verizon taking the lead, and support from ADTRAN, the companies will collaborate on groundbreaking interoperability work that will contribute to Verizon's ONT Management and Control Interface (OMCI) that will allow NG-PON2 OLTs to interoperate with multiple vendor ONTs. The flexibility provided with…Read More
ADTRAN Sets the vCPE Bar in Software-Defined Access During Groundbreaking NIA Interoperability Test +
Industry’s leading NFV Interoperability Test results confirm ADTRAN’s integral role in moving NFV from hype to reality HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(June 8, 2016)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced that it has successfully demonstrated the industry’s first open and multi-vendor virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) during the New IP Agency’s (NIA) Interoperability Showcase, and again as part of the interoperability event at Light Reading’s Big Communications Event. As the market moves toward adopting the new, flexible and open software-defined access framework for networking, demonstrating the ability to move beyond theoretical with a fully functional vCPE solution is a leap forward for the industry, our customers and ADTRAN. EANTC provided the carrier class test bed for the NIA’s Interoperability Showcase and was designed to address Service Function Chaining. 12 vendors participated in the event and together achieved six multi-vendor combinations of orchestrated service function chains (SFCs) on a range of NFV infrastructure (NFVI) solutions. During the testing, vendors that were able to participate successfully interoperated to create advanced vCPE combinations with virtualized firewalls, deep packet inspection filters and other add-on VNFs. Specific details can be found in EANTC’s report on the NIA Website. “The test plan took into…Read More
ADTRAN and Liberty Business Spark Economic Development with Gigabit Broadband +
High-speed broadband service brings crucial connectivity and economic advantages to rural island schools and SMBs HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 6, 2016-- ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that Liberty Business, Liberty Puerto Rico’s business division, has joined the Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program. The division is utilizing ADTRAN’s Gigabit services architecture to deliver Gigabit broadband speeds to schools and small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) in rural locations of the island. By upgrading its fiber infrastructure to support Gigabit broadband, Liberty Business is offering enterprise customers in western and southern Puerto Rico high-speed connectivity to support the influx of high-bandwidth applications and services businesses need to compete in today’s global economy. Liberty Business is also providing the necessary infrastructure to connect previously underserved schools and enhance the educational resources available to facilitate a flexible learning environment. “Many service providers don’t focus on providing connectivity to the more rural parts of Puerto Rico, which creates significant disadvantages for businesses and schools looking to operate and serve the community outside the island’s major metropolitan cities,” said Antonio Llona, vice president of Liberty Business. “ADTRAN has enabled us to provide a seamless connectivity experience across the entire island that…Read More
Bezeq Trials ADTRAN G.fast Solutions to Deliver Ultra-fast and Gigabit Broadband Services in Israel +
SDN based, chipset agnostic ADTRAN G.fast solutions reveal compelling business model for Fiber-to-the-Cabinet deployments Huntsville, Ala – (July 22, 2016) -- ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of open networking solutions, has been undertaking field trials of its range of G.fast FTTx solutions for incumbent operator Bezeq in one of Israel’s largest cities. The trial involves a variety of copper loop lengths and Internet speeds delivered on ADTRAN’s unique architecture, which offers flexibility with chipset vendor selection and port densities. This will enable Bezeq to best plan how it will exploit its widespread existing infrastructure to deliver a new generation of ultrafast and Gigabit broadband services with the fastest possible time to market. The ADTRAN 500G series of G.fast solutions is exceeding expectations in advanced trials with more than 60 operators worldwide, delivering superior reach and speed within a pioneering, fully-sealed footprint for Fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) and FTTCab deployments. Bezeq is currently trialling the 8-port and16-port ADTRAN distribution point units (DPUs), which are both physical layer and chipset agnostic, ensuring rapid service provisioning and activation. “Bezeq is committed to delivering infrastructure for a Gigabit society, and it’s clear how G.fast will play a vital role in accomplishing this for many areas…Read More
OnlineNW Graduates to 10Gig with ADTRAN to Reimagine Education +
Service provider turns up first West Coast 10Gig community to support agile learning environment for next generation of thinkers, creators and developers HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2016-- ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced OnlineNW has turned up 10 Gigabit (10GB) broadband service for Dayton, Ore. – making it the first 10GB city on the West Coast. The community is using this ultra-fast broadband capability to build an innovation ecosystem across schools, non-profit organizations, local businesses and government entities. Together, this ecosystem is focusing on educating Dayton’s future entrepreneurs and lays the foundation for tomorrow’s economic development. Like many rural towns across America, Dayton struggled to keep or attract the young professionals who are essential for providing the next-generation of innovation needed for the area’s growing agricultural technology (AgTech) industry. To address this challenge, OnlineNW teamed up with Innovate Oregon and the Dayton school district to create Innovate Dayton – a program focused on fostering change and reimagining how local teachers educate and local students learn via creative problem solving and critical thinking. The result has been the development of an agile learning environment supplemented by real-world experience and community engagement opportunities for Dayton students from…Read More
Gigabit Britain Moves Closer to a Reality as Call Flow Deploys ADTRAN-Powered 10Gbps FTTH Infrastructure +
Alternative operator becomes first in the UK to drive a multi-Gigabit access strategy with emerging XGS-PON architecture London, UK – 20th July 2017 -- ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that Call Flow has chosen its XGS-PON solution to power the UK’s first generation of symmetric multi-Gigabit Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) services. The rapidly-growing ultrafast broadband operator has already built out up to 100Mbps FTTC-based services across Southern England and, to allow services to scale, has now selected ADTRAN’s next generation 10Gbps FTTH solution. This new architecture, fully compatible with Call Flow’s existing FTTH network, is set to bring about a step-change in symmetric multi-Gigabit access performance to differentiate it from other providers as it targets strategic expansion over the next 5–10 years. With new rapidly emerging application demands such as AR/VR, 4K media streaming and the cloudification of software applications, all driving increased demands for lower latency and higher data rates, service providers are urgently re-evaluating further investments in GPON as their standard of choice for new rollouts. ADTRAN is a pioneer in 10G PON solutions, providing the contributions that triggered the introduction of XGS-PON into the ITU standards. As the editor for this effort,…Read More
ADTRAN Upgrades NG-PON2 to Support 5G and Mission Critical Services +
ADTRAN’s NG-PON2 platform enables dense 5G mobile networks with capacity, performance, and reliability HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(August 16, 2017)— ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that it has taken the next step in mobilizing Software Defined Access by successfully demonstrating non-service impacting wavelength agility and ultra-low latency with its NG-PON2 solution. These milestones were reached in April in support of ADTRAN’s SD-Access strategy for mobile networks, announced at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, making it the first in the world of NG-PON2. ADTRAN’s NG-PON2 wavelength agility delivers the reliability required to support Service Level Agreements (SLA) for the most demanding mission critical applications. Non-service impacting wavelength agility also provides increased network resiliency and real-time elastic capacity, and delivers a mechanism to optimize utilization of available optical wavelengths in the access network. According to a report by CIR, 5G densification promises to be a watershed application for NG-PON2, representing a nearly $1B market opportunity by 2026. This will be driven by NG-PON2’s ability to accelerate the path to 5G due to the scale advantages PON-based fiber networks have over P2P and mmWave Xhaul options. “We expect NG-PON2 shipments to start ramping up in 2019,…Read More
ADTRAN and CenturyLink Launch Software-Defined Access 10G-PON Solution +
CenturyLink is first to launch virtualized XGS-PON and NG-PON2 services in U.S. HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(August 16, 2017)—ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) deployed a field trial of ADTRAN’s virtualized OLT 10G-PON solution. This marks the first U.S. deployment of a disaggregated software-defined access (SD-Access) solution to create a more flexible, scalable and manageable access infrastructure. ADTRAN’s open architecture approach is instrumental in enabling its customers to create a simplified service delivery platform that can leverage a wide range of next-generation access technologies for fixed or mobile connectivity, accelerating the path to SD-Access. “ADTRAN Mosaic OS is a key component of the industry’s most open and complete SD-Access architecture,” said Jay Wilson, ADTRAN’s senior vice president, technology and strategy. “The solution spans the entire access network from the cloud edge to subscriber edge, providing services delivery and support for all physical access media, allowing our customers to create best of breed networks.” “The move to an open, programmable and scalable access network will facilitate CenturyLink’s service agility and support faster deployment of services and applications for our customers,” said Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink executive vice president and chief technology officer. “This…Read More
ADTRAN Speeds Gigabit Society in America through Creation of Gigabit Accelerator Program +
Comprehensive toolkit enables A-CAM funding recipients to accelerate gigabit rollouts in the U.S. HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(August 16, 2017)—ADTRAN Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced the launch of its Gigabit Accelerator Program. The goal of the program is to provide needed resources to service providers that will enable them to accelerate their delivery of gigabit services, especially in rural areas. This comprehensive program includes a gigabit FTTH starter kit, installation services, training, marketing support and access to gigabit community partners. With this program, communities serviced by smaller carriers, who haven’t had marketing or community outreach resources readily available, can more easily market their next-gen broadband services to subscribers and evangelize broadband benefits within the community. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continues to drive for expanding broadband coverage through programs such as the Connect America Fund (CAF) and Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM). Also, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have recently taken up the Gigabit Opportunity Act, a bill designed to bridge the digital divide and allow all communities to benefit from the advantages that broadband Internet brings to local economies, education and rural healthcare. The ADTRAN Gigabit Accelerator Program aligns with this vision…Read More
ADTRAN SD-Access Accelerator Speeds Path to Software-Based Control and Open Networking Innovation +
Defines Best-in-Class R-CORD turnkey solution with portable, customizable architecture to ease service provider transition HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(August 16, 2017)—ADTRAN Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today extended the ADTRAN Mosaic™ open software architecture with the unveiling of the ADTRAN SD-Access Accelerator. It is a bundle of SD-Access system integration services with customizable Residential-Central Office Re-Architected-as-a-Datacenter (R-CORD) Point of Delivery (PoD) systems, providing the most comprehensive, standalone, pre-integrated R-CORD solution available today. ADTRAN solidifies its market leadership as an SD-Access systems integrator to allow service providers to graduate to a truly open, disaggregated architecture built on SDN principles. ADTRAN SD-Access Accelerator lays the foundation for incremental network evolution and SDN services assessment. Over the course of the past year, ADTRAN has established its innovation leadership status in providing open, programmable and scalable networks based on its award-winning ADTRAN Mosaic platform. With the introduction of the ADTRAN SD-Access Accelerator, ADTRAN defines a clear course for service providers to develop and plan for smooth and orderly upgrades of their access networks based on data center principles. This approach enables telecom and cable operators to create real SD-Access based services within either a test or live environment, speeding time to value,…Read More
ADTRAN Reshapes the Service Edge with Broadband Subscriber Management Suite +
ADTRAN eliminates the need for legacy BNGs as the software defined network evolves HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(August 16, 2017)—ADTRAN Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced the Mosaic Broadband Subscriber Management Suite as part of its Software Defined Service Edge (SD-Service Edge) portfolio. ADTRAN’s Mosaic Broadband Subscriber Management Suite leverages software to establish and manage subscriber sessions, serving as the entry point to the access network from the ISP or network provider edge. This software suite addresses the broadband access subscriber management feature sets that have historically been served by large monolithic broadband network gateway (BNG) routers. Eliminating these legacy BNG devices from the network will enable operators reduce upfront capital and ongoing operational costs by an order of magnitude. “ADTRAN’s SD-Service Edge provides multi-terabit connectivity with advanced QoS and real-time session management for tens of thousands of users to address the scale requirements of the most demanding next-generation PON networks,” said Chris Thompson, director of Mosaic software and solutions portfolio for ADTRAN. “The benefit to the service provider is unmatched scale, automation, network simplification and lower operational cost as network operators look to expand the scale and improve the agility of their fiber access networks.” The…Read More
ADTRAN’s G.fast long-reach, construction-less Gigabit-to-the-Basement solution creates unparalleled subscriber access to gigabit broadband services HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(August 16, 2017)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced its new disruptive Gfast deployment model to enable network operators to deliver gigabit speeds as widely as possible throughout their networks. Operators in highly competitive dense urban and urban environments are often challenged in their ability to extend their fiber-based gigabit services because of the time and cost associated with trenching fiber. Typical Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) or Building (FTTB) solutions extend fiber services by 50 -100m, however with ADTRAN’s new Gigabit-to-the-Basement (GTTB) solution, gigabit services can be extended out to 650m from where the fiber ends. This added distance eliminates construction requirements that can often delay service roll outs, enabling service providers to offer gigabit services in just days or weeks versus months or years. ADTRAN’s GTTB solution overcomes the construction impediments that usually slow down new service introduction. By launching gigabit services from the existing fiber-fed cabinet locations, operators are able to roll out services 2-5 times faster and at a fraction of the cost of traditional FTTdp/B solutions. “Regulatory bodies such as the FCC and…Read More