ADTRAN to Lead Broadband Forum’s Advanced Application-Level Traffic Generation Testing +
Tests will play critical role in streamlining service creation and delivery with more realistic test conditions and scenarios HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-- (May 14, 2018)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced it is leading an initiative within the Broadband Forum that will leverage application-level traffic generation for advanced broadband testing. This is driven by migration to NFV-based systems creating a new requirement for a standardized approach to testing of dynamically reconfigured virtualized services, which can challenge traditional methods of performance characterization. “This initiative will benefit service providers, vendors and testing labs by fundamentally allowing them to manage the increasingly complex subscriber traffic on the network as application and service parameters change and evolve,” Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh said. “The project stream will have far-reaching positive effects on the entire industry and is why the Broadband Forum is championing it. ADTRAN’s domain experience in helping the industry transition to a more flexible, scalable and secure software-defined access network is certainly appreciated.” The first project in the Application-level Traffic Generation for Advanced Broadband Testing Project Stream is expected to be completed in late 2018, with follow on projects in early 2019. It will deliver on the following…Read More
ADTRAN Partners with Open Networking Foundation (ONF) In Reimagined Strategic Plan +
Operators recognize ADTRAN expertise, leadership and commitment in developing deployable, open-source broadband access solutions HUNTSVILLEHUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(June 19, 2018)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced it has accepted the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) invitation to become a new supply chain partner and strategic advisory board member to help shape, design and integrate next-generation access solutions within the growing open networking ecosystem. “ADTRAN’s focus on open, disaggregated architectures and disrupting the status quo in the access network has been endorsed by an unprecedented number of operator engagements,” ADTRAN Senior Vice President of Technology and Strategy Jay Wilson said. “By joining ONF at the partner level, ADTRAN furthers our commitment to bring deployable solutions to market as the industry approaches a tipping point of transformation. We are encouraged by ONF’s new strategy and strong operator involvement, and look forward to realizing real breakthroughs toward cost-effective, scalable broadband solutions.” ADTRAN will provide active leadership and expertise to develop common platforms through a Reference Design (RD) process that will establish “gold standards” for operators to build and operate networks of the future. This new ONF strategy aligns with an ADTRAN priority to offer systems and solutions integration capabilities for…Read More
ADTRAN Partners with Coriant to Demo World's Most Open and Complete SD-Access Solution at Mobile World Congress 2018 +
ADTRAN to showcase Mosaic's SDN-programmability across optical and data domains using CORD architecture BARCELONA,--(February 26, 2018)-ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced it will demonstrate its CORD-based fiber access solution at Mobile World Congress 2018 as part of the Coriant Multi-Sided Solutions Showcase. By partnering with Coriant, a best-in-breed transport and Data Center Interconnect (DCI) vendor, ADTRAN's demonstration will validate the strength of its ADTRAN Mosaic solution as the world's most open and complete SD-Access architecture by extending the architecture beyond the access to the transport network. During the demonstration, ADTRAN will showcase its SDN-programmable 10Gbps NG-PON2 access solution that supports converged residential broadband, SLA-based enterprise and 5G front/backhaul services. The demo will feature SDN/NFV-enabled multi-layer, multi-domain provisioning between the Coriant Transcend™ Maestro Multidomain Controller and ADTRAN Mosaic SD-Access architecture as validation of open standard interworking across multi-vendor cloud platforms. Service providers will learn how they can build and operate best-of-breed networks inclusive of ADTRAN's CORD-based wavelength agile Nx10Gbps fiber access and Coriant's complete line of industry-leading aggregation to core transport solutions. "SD-Access is an architectural shift from previous networks that have historically relied on closed, monolithic, vendor-specific management systems. Mosaic's open approach to…Read More
ADTRAN Increases Market Leadership in North American MSO Business by Entering Broad Based Agreement with Sumitomo Electric Industries +
ADTRAN accelerates MSOs’ path to SD-Access with the expansion of Gigabit broadband portfolio HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-- (March 20, 2018) — ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced it has secured the market-leading EPON business for North America, as well as technology license and OEM supply for North America, South America, EMEA, Australia and New Zealand, from Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. (Sumitomo Electric). Sumitomo Electric is a leading global provider of next-generation Optical Broadband Access network solutions in Asia and North America. ADTRAN will assume sales, customer relationship, distribution, support, manufacturing and development rights for these industry-leading EPON solutions from Sumitomo Electric for its target markets outside of Japan and Asia. ADTRAN will leverage Sumitomo Electric’s dominant North American EPON market share and deep industry experience in engineering, support and sales functions. These EPON solutions will be integrated into ADTRAN’s SD-Access portfolio to further support ADTRAN’s ongoing commitment to serve the needs of its growing base of cable MSO customers. “Sumitomo Electric EPON products have been the market leader over the past twelve years in Japan, the last four years in North America and are a strong fit for ADTRAN to integrate into our industry-leading SD-Access portfolio,”…Read More
ADTRAN Personalizes and Streamlines Subscriber Experience with New Modular Software Applications +
Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite helps service providers predict customer needs, simplify service delivery and grow business HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(April 12, 2018)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced a significant expansion to its Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite adding two new applications that give service providers network and subscriber intelligence, as well as remote in-home device management. These powerful software applications support a user-driven service model to enable a simple, intuitive experience with better in-home network visibility and performance. Mosaic Subscriber Insight – personalizes the subscriber experience through a network intelligence tool that improves business operations, drives new service adoption and increases customer loyalty. Mosaic Device Manager – streamlines the subscriber experience through a device management tool that empowers service providers to monitor and maintain in-home customer devices and Wi-Fi networks remotely. “Our enhanced Mosaic portfolio enables service providers to meet the ever-increasing expectations of the ultra-connected customer, who expects a seamless experience whether at home, work or on vacation,” ADTRAN Subscriber Solutions & Experience Portfolio Management Director Jeremy Harris said. “These innovations help provide analytics, lower costs, gain visibility to subscriber behavior and build customer loyalty—everything needed to thrive in a competitive marketplace.” These two Mosaic software applications join…Read More
Exceptional user experience with whole home Wi-Fi coverage HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(April 16, 2018)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced its new cloud-managed whole home mesh Wi-Fi solution, which provides ubiquitous coverage, automated Wi-Fi performance enhancements and improved security. “Consumers will see a dramatic improvement in how their Wi-Fi performs throughout their home—Wi-Fi that just works,” ADTRAN Wi-Fi Technology and Strategy Manager Ken Fernandes said. “We’re bringing ADTRAN’s proven enterprise-class technology to resolve new challenges in the home around coverage, interference and capacity.” The ADTRAN SDX 810-RG and 810-AP enhance ADTRAN’s market leading SD-Access portfolio enabling Enterprise-Class Wi-Fi functionality in the home. Highlights include: Zero touch deployment Platform for machine learning to maximize performance & adapt to the environment Dynamic Steering matches consumer with best available signal Air Time Fairness ensures a fast lane for newer devices Leverages Mosaic Suite tools to automatically provide security updates and parental controls “Solving residential Wi-Fi issues has become a priority for service providers selling higher bandwidth subscriptions, as Wi-Fi is the primary means customers judge the quality of their broadband subscription and service provider,” IHS Markit Technology Principal Analyst John Kendall said. “Consumers expect their Wi-Fi to work everywhere, and…Read More
nbn and ADTRAN to Deliver Ultra-Fast Broadband Speeds Across Australia +
Next-generation Gfast technology to be launched in 2018 Melbourne, Australia – (October 25, 2017) ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced it is working with nbn™ to advance high-speed broadband access to the citizens of Australia. The next-generation broadband technology, Gfast, will be launched on the nbn broadband access network in 2018, allowing the operator to deliver ultra-fast speeds over copper lines. “Using Gfast means we will be able to deliver ultra-fast internet capability to our Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) and Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) customers, giving them access to transformative, ultra-fast services more rapidly and cost-effectively than over a Fibre-to-the-Premises connection,” said JB Rousselot, chief strategy officer at nbn. nbn trialed Gfast technology in October 2015, achieving speeds of 600Mbps on a 20 year-old stretch of 100 metre copper cabling, and will conduct further testing before its 2018 launch. In bringing ADTRAN Gfast solutions into nbn’s Multi Technology Mix (MTM), the operator will be able to deliver ultra-fast speeds on its FTTB and FTTC networks. “nbn is advancing the rapid deployment of sustainable ultra-fast and Gigabit broadband services in Australia. In applying Gfast, it is ensuring its users will more quickly realize the benefit of these services…Read More
ADTRAN Gigabit-to-the-Basement Wins 2017 Broadband Award for Best Fixed Access Solution +
Long-reach, construction-less Gigabit-to-the-Basement Gfast solution earns global recognition with prestigious Broadband World Forum accolade Berlin, Germany – (October 27, 2017) ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced its disruptive Gigabit-to-the-Basement (GTTB) Gfast deployment model has been named Best Fixed Access Solution at the 2017 Broadband Awards. Presented at a special awards dinner on Wednesday, October 25, as part of the annual Broadband World Forum event in Berlin, Germany, the award recognises the vendor whose solution has spurred development in fixed access and improved end user experience. “GTTB is an innovative Gfast-based solution advancing the Gigabit Society by enabling network operators to deliver gigabit speeds much more widely by extending the range and reach of traditional FTTB/FTTdp Gigabit capability by a factor of 10 while reducing the cost by seven times,” said Gary Bolton, vice president of global marketing, ADTRAN. “We are very pleased to receive this award and are committed to continuing our efforts in making a significant difference to the future of our customers’ networks.” The ADTRAN GTTB solution, part of the ADTRAN SDX2200 series, is a 2nd generation 212MHz Gfast DPU with both a bonded Super-Vectoring (VDSL2 35b) and fiber uplink option. The…Read More
ADTRAN Mosaic Open Network Alliance Members Share Common Vision for Open, Programmable Networks +
Commitment to open, collaborative and integrated solutions to enable the network as a platform underwrites this global community collaboration HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – (November 1, 2017) – ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced the initial members of its ADTRAN Mosaic Open Network Alliance, which was established to foster vendor collaboration, widespread development and industry adoption of SDN and NFV solutions based on open standards. “ADTRAN has experienced great interest from many industry leading parties who are keen to collaborate and integrate with truly open platforms as we support the acceleration of the industry’s transition to open, programmable, scalable networks,” said Chris Thompson, director of Mosaic software and solutions portfolio for ADTRAN. “We eagerly welcome alliance members from across the technology landscape who share our objective of providing operators around the globe with a single point of reference for best-of-breed SD-Access and NFV solutions.” ADTRAN Mosaic is the industry’s most open and complete SD-Access architecture spanning the entire access network from the cloud edge to subscriber edge, providing services delivery and support for all physical access media, whether over fiber, copper, fixed wireless or coax. As operators look to new, next-generation networks, ADTRAN Mosaic is accelerating their…Read More
ADTRAN and TIM Leverage SDN/NFV to Advance the Open Network Evolution +
SDN and NFV lab trials accelerate the introduction of CORD-based broadband architectures BERLIN, GERMANY/ROME, ITALY – (November 30, 2017) – ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, and TIM, Italy’s leading telco and ICT group, announce the signature today of a Memorandum of Understanding relating to ADTRAN’s SDN/NFV technologies and platforms for network automation in the access network segment. As per the agreement, TIM will evaluate ADTRAN’s SD-Access solution within its analysis of the advantages and the flexibility offered by SDN architectures applied to its ultra-broadband fiber access network. ADTRAN Mosaic™ is the industry’s most open and complete SD-Access solution. It enables service providers to accelerate their path to SD-Access architecture, allowing them to better compete with emerging OTT providers operating at web-scale. ADTRAN will demonstrate the potential of an open, SDN-controlled network providing a reliable, scalable network that allows quick and efficient deployment of current and next-generation services. “Operators in highly competitive environments are challenged to extend Gigabit services due to the time and cost that can be associated with traditional optical access technologies,” says Ronan Kelly, CTO EMEA and APAC, ADTRAN. “With SDN and NFV innovation, operators like TIM can significantly accelerate Gigabit Society goals by…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 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 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
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 the Mosaic Subscriber Solutions & Experience Suite of Software Tools that Delivers on the Promise of Software Defined Access +
Suite of software tools delivers service control to empower end-user experience, accelerates service provider time to revenue. HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(August 23, 2017)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced the introduction of a new category of software products, Mosaic Subscriber Solutions & Experience. With this announcement, ADTRAN launches the next evolutionary step of its award-winning, open software architecture, ADTRAN Mosaic™, as service providers look to transition their access infrastructure to a more open, programmable and scalable network. It also delivers on ADTRAN’s promise to lower the cost of service delivery and accelerate service providers’ path to revenue. The Mosaic Subscriber Solutions & Experience Portfolio offers service providers a set of tools framed around three key values: Improve Operational Efficiency: Optimizes operations with tools for automating network management tasks and repairs; Empower End Users: Accelerates user-driven services model facilitating the transition of the delivery of new network operations and on-demand consumer services into the hands of the user; and Elevate Customer Focus: Improves overall customer satisfaction with products that simplify network access and connectivity and maintain the desired quality of experience (QoE). Mosaic Activate is the initial software product released under the Mosaic Subscriber Solutions & Experience umbrella. This software…Read More
ADTRAN Establishes Mosaic Open Network Alliance +
New alliance provides unique forum for collaboration and integration among leading solution providers with the most open SD-Access solution in the industry. HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(August 28, 2017)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced the establishment of the ADTRAN Mosaic Open Network Alliance (Mosaic Alliance). ADTRAN Mosaic, the most open and complete SD-Access solution in the industry, serves as the foundation for this program. Following on the success of its Mosaic SD-Access platforms, ADTRAN is forming the Mosaic Alliance to foster the widespread development and industry adoption of SDN and NFV solutions based on open standards, while maximizing the utility that such open collaborations can deliver. The Mosaic Alliance brings together market participants dedicated to delivering, demonstrating and testing open and proven SDN and NFV solutions. Through the program, ADTRAN is providing operators around the globe a single point of reference for best-of-breed SD-Access and NFV solutions. As a one-stop shop of uniquely vetted solutions, the Mosaic Alliance will save network operators the time and resources required to assess and substantiate vendors and offerings best suited for their open network demands, while reducing introduction risks posed to the operator’s business. Mosaic Alliance members will have access…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 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 and Deutsche Telekom look to Ultra Broadband Evolution to Advance the Gigabit Society +
Darmstadt, Germany - July 18, 2017 - ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced the start of lab testing of the latest innovations in the G.fast standard, 212MHz and coordinated dynamic time allocation (cDTA) together with Deutsche Telekom (DT). DT is evaluating these ultra-broadband technologies using Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) deployment models allowing the use of existing cable infrastructure within the home. This will allow the rapid deployment of ultra-fast and gigabit broadband services with minimal disruption. The low cost per subscriber connection pays directly into achieving European Commission’s Gigabit Society goals. ADTRAN demonstrated the new 212MHz G.fast standard, which doubles the usable spectrum. This doubling of the usable spectrum allows service providers to deliver gigabit rates over a single copper pair, enabling robust fibre-like service delivery all the way to the customer premise. In contrast to cable systems, the bandwidth of G.fast is dedicated and available for each customer. The tests, leveraging the first commercially available 212MHz DPU also demonstrated the second phase of DTA. cDTA, like the earlier iDTA feature, improves G.fast upstream performance by four to five times by dynamically balancing upstream and downstream capacity to match residential traffic patterns in real-time. cDTA also…Read More
Restoring Balance to the Universe with Next-Generation Broadband Platforms +
History has shown how potential becomes artificially restricted with the presence of imbalance. The world we live in is forever evolving, with the old being replaced by the new.
Production and distribution models are being flipped on their heads, while the marriage of creation and consumption is being blown apart. The access networks that underpin much of this change will themselves be permanently altered by it. The good news is next generation platforms have the potential to capitalize on this new reality and shift the balance back in favor of their owners.
Symmetry: The Dominant Design in Evolution
Before we detail how symmetry can disrupt the telco industry, let’s take a closer look at its beginnings and how it’s disrupting other industries. Read More
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.
GFast Progress Highlights Path to Gigabit Society +
Given the fast pace of progress with G.fast, it’s sometimes difficult to believe that the ITU gave its final approval for the ITUT-T G.9701 G.fast standard just three short years ago. Since then, G.fast has established itself as a key enabler of the Gigabit society, with 22 carriers in 18 countries having deployed or trialed the technology as of 2016. Ovum predicts 30 million G.fast subscribers by 2021.
Accelerating G.fast innovation is significantly contributing to this progress. This latest example includes lab trials of coordinated dynamic time allocation (cDTA) and 212 Mhz transmission. Deutsche Telekom (DT) is in lab trials with ADTRAN for these latest innovations, which promise to enable gigabit type performance over a single copper pair. DT is evaluating this technology for fiber-to-the-building applications, which will enable ultra-broadband access at lower cost than FTTP, and with less disruption to customers.
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.
Are you ready for 10G PON and SDN? +
Ryan McCowan, fiber access product manager for ADTRAN, recently participated in an UBB2020 webinar on mobilizing SD-Access with 10G PON. Having some prior knowledge of the subject at hand, I still find different points of view to be very informational as I continue to track these emerging technologies. Items I found particularly interesting were:
By applying modern data center principles to an access network, agility is created to support user-driven service delivery
Low latency is a key tenant for delivery PON services in support of the emerging 5G standard
Network elasticity provides the ability to right size a network instantly, but also provides flexibility like Fixed Access Network Sharing
NG-PON2 is an ideal physical layer technology for taking full advantage of an SD-Access architecture
The webinar is archived on the UBB2020 site for on demand listening, I encourage you to check it out! Read More
Defining Software-defined Access +
There is a lot of talk about software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). But so far, the discussion has largely left out the access networks — mobile, broadband, and voice connections to the customer — which are crucial to building a full SDN and NFV platform. What exactly is required to build software-defined access (SD-Access)?
What good are SDN and NVF if they are incompatible with the technology that connects to the customer? Billions of customers worldwide require a connection to the first hop in the network, known as the last mile, which means that somewhere there is a piece of technology that must connect to the network from the customer premises, a device known as customer premises equipment (CPE).
To rapidly roll out new NFV services that can be controlled on an end-to-end basis, service providers need an open SD-Access platform that integrates with NFV. This platform needs to be open, flexible, and programmable, enabling configuration of the underlying access hardware to be made via software.
Is the European Commission picking winners in the broadband delivery stakes? +
ADTRAN’s Ronan Kelly looks at the European Commission’s objectives for a new telecoms framework, to be met by 2025. Mr Kelly, who is also president of the FTTH Council Europe, discusses what this framework covers and how it might affect UK households.
Political leaders have a fine line to tread when it comes to declaring their policy ambitions for future broadband rollout. Businesses and individuals expect to hear about faster speeds, and more widespread availability. The service providers who will deliver it need to champion realistic expectations, preferably under a regulatory regime that offers complete certainty.
You can’t blame the European Commission for trying to set the bar high. In its latest European commission broadbanddraft proposal published in September, EC President Jean-Claude Juncker has set out a more nuanced set of aspirations than we’ve seen before. Geared to the year 2025, the new strategy supersedes earlier targets for 2020, and should begin its passage through the European Parliament imminently. All being well, it could be adopted by early 2018. 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
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
Avoiding the Broadband “Speed Trap” Part 1: Delivering Simple and Intuitive User Experiences +
As availability of Gigabit services increases across cities and communities nationwide, over 50 million (18%) Americans now have access to Gigabit services. With cable MSOs and telcos expanding coverage, it’s becoming common to see multiple Gigabit providers and, as a result, broadband speeds are becoming less of a competitive differentiator. So how can service providers innovate to win in this highly competitive broadband battle?
In a recent USTelecom webinar, Jeremy Harris, ADTRAN Director of Subscriber Experience Solutions, pointed to a powerful analogy about innovation in the Audio Industry taken from The Harvard Business Review’s article on Technology Innovation. While the Audio industry was focused on delivering higher audio quality (Super Audio CD vs. DVD Audio), MP3s revolutionized the music industry by focusing on music portability and file sharing, at a lower audio quality. Read More
Historic $2 Billion CAF II Auction Will Provide Broadband Expansion Funding +
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Historic $2 Billion CAF II Auction Will Provide Broadband Expansion Funding
The FCC is in the middle of planning a historic broadband funding opportunity. This initiative will provide as much as $2 billion in funding for broadband carriers who elect to bring broadband services to unserved and underserved areas of the country. Hailing myself from rural Kentucky, I am especially eager to see the benefits realized from these communities being broadband-enabled, just like those hailing from other densely populated communities. "Closing the digital divide is my number one priority, and through this innovative Connect America Fund auction, we are poised to take the next big step in reaching that goal," said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in a press release announcing the auction. "In rural America, broadband opens the doors of opportunity by connecting remote communities to global markets, jobs, education, health care and information."
Operators selected from these auctions will be required to deliver 10/1 Mbps broadband to thousands of census blocks https://www.fcc.gov/maps/caf2-auction-final-areas/ across the country. These are high-cost areas, and winning broadband providers agree to build broadband facilities at the lowest cost, among all the bidders. Winning bidders must also offer at least one voice and one broadband service. Service fees must be reasonably comparable to similar offerings in urban areas.
Avoiding the Broadband "Speed Trap" Part 2: Do you have trouble discarding your iPhone's box? +
With that fascinating question, Jeremy Harris, ADTRAN Director of Subscriber Solutions and Experience, kicked off an insightful Light Reading radio show on "Virtualizing the Subscriber Experience."
In the battle for the broadband customer, service providers are beginning to recognize that marketing "speed" alone will not help them win customers. As outlined in part 1 of this blog, service providers need to understand innovation dimensions and double-down on efforts to impact the "subscriber experience" to effectively compete for subscribers' wallet-share. So where do you start?