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
Unprecedented Service Provider Adoption of ADTRAN Mosaic™ Software Applications +
Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite enables open ecosystems, optimizes existing networks and generates immediate revenue streams HUNTSVILLEAla.-- (August 23, 2018)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced at its 2018 ADTRAN CONNECT Press & Analyst Event overwhelming support and adoption of Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite solutions since the first quarter launch of the software applications. Mosaic Subscriber Experience tools support a user-driven service model using microservices with open APIs and operational logic to provide advanced analytics, software-centric operations and virtualized service delivery. Mosaic Subscriber Experience applications are now being trialed or deployed by over 50 service providers in North America. ADTRAN customers report immediate benefits of Mosaic applications that integrate easily with devices already deployed in networks—whether ADTRAN, third-party or even competitor products—addressing the need to advance operational improvements and customer experience across the entire network rather than only on individual devices. The Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite software applications includes the following tools that are available today for deployment: 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. Key benefits: Reduces truck rolls by 50%, device swaps by 10%,…Read More
ADTRAN Mosaic™ Cloud Platform Helps Operators Migrate to Modern, Disaggregated Architectures Seamlessly and with Minimal Risk +
Enabling operators to fully realize and scale to open, disaggregated architecture by leveraging legacy equipment and multiple vendors while reducing IT integration requirements and cost HUNTSVILLEAla.-- (August 23, 2018)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced at its 2018 ADTRAN CONNECT Press & Analyst Event that operators are now realizing the true value of a platform approach as ADTRAN is helping them build Gigabit networks with Mosaic Cloud Platform, offering flexibility and the confidence to select multiple vendors, equipment, open source software and technologies without the risk of being locked into any one specific vendor or component. “Mosaic Cloud Platform allows operators to make smart decisions now on technologies and partners as they migrate toward an open, disaggregated architecture without the fear of vendor lock in,” ADTRAN Mosaic Portfolio Director Chris Thompson said. “Mosaic provides a safety net by introducing elements—whether open source software blocks or physical equipment—one at a time rather than requiring risky and costly forklift upgrades. There is no need to wait for a change of mindset or swap out equipment as Mosaic Cloud will help to orchestrate these migrations and leverage existing assets—today.” Next generation networks must be flexible and dynamic to…Read More
Announcing ADTRAN Mosaic™ Networking Functions that Work Seamlessly in Award-Winning Mosaic OS, White Box and Cloud Environments +
Driving the future of networking with software architected for any open environment or operator network regardless of supplier component HUNTSVILLEAla.-- (August 23, 2018)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced at its 2018 CONNECT Press & Analyst Event another success in building network functionality and customization into its Mosaic Operating System—further proving how well Mosaic software works in all types of networks, white box and cloud environments and with a variety of different components—even competitor products. “This latest development with our Mosaic software suite is truly exciting because it works as the industry always imagined—with dynamic, open network elements. Whether it is a Mosaic networking function covering carrier-grade NETCONF, vOMCI or analytics, these modules can all be seamlessly ported to open Linux platforms for integration with white box hardware solutions,” ADTRAN Director of Mosaic Portfolio Chris Thompson said. “Mosaic goes beyond other network element software schemes that have been marketed as modern access architectures, which are supposed to be open, flexible software components and best-of-bread hardware. Proprietary software components and legacy, monolithic systems split across multiple boxes that only work with one another aren’t the answer. Service providers have taken a lead role in building next-gen…Read More
ADTRAN Launches NetAssure Program to Help Carriers Maximize the Gigabit Service Opportunity +
ADTRAN’s domain expertise ensures best practices, leverages innovation and reduces operational costs as the Gigabit Society moves mainstream HUNTSVILLEAla.-- (August 23, 2018)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced at its 2018 CONNECT Press & Analyst Event its NetAssure Program as part of its growing Consulting Services. Designed to help lower the operational costs of managing and expanding the range and reach of today’s access networks infrastructures, it is quickly becoming a key part of ADTRAN’s ongoing engagement model with its customers. Today’s market has a rapidly growing set of players looking to offer next-generation Gigabit services including large incumbent service providers, cable operators, rural carriers, as well as the emerging set of utilities and municipalities beginning to offer ultra-broadband and multi-Gigabit services to business and residential customers. The NetAssure Program includes: Network Audit Services – delivers complete and granular evaluation of network infrastructures, efficiencies and risk assessment of the current state of the network and what needs to be done if new services or applications are introduced Resident and Remote Engineering – helps network operators integrate new technologies and network expansion as it relates to specific roll outs and network builds to ensure that each carrier has…Read More
FiberRise and Electric Cooperatives Partner with ADTRAN to Power Up Rural Markets with Gig Services +
Growing numbers of utilities leverage ADTRAN solutions and FiberRise engineering expertise to transform rural communities through broadband HUNTSVILLEAla.-- (August 28, 2018)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced today that Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC), Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative (MLEC), North Alabama Electric Cooperative (NAEC) and Tombigbee Electric Cooperative have selected ADTRAN access solutions and FiberRise engineering services to deliver Gigabit broadband to their member communities. Just as their delivery of electricity decades ago transformed lives in rural communities, these service providers recognize the delivery of world class broadband as equally vital today. Gigabit service allows rural communities to participate in today’s globally-connected marketplace—bringing economic growth, access to better educational and healthcare resources and a host of other opportunities that will change lives for the better. “We launched fiber broadband services as a means to improve the lives of those we serve, and we’re realizing everyday how life-changing the impacts to our community will be in so many ways, including more ability to attract and retain businesses and improved educational opportunities,” SVEC CEO and President Mike Partin said. “We expect our partners to have the same servant’s heart for our members as we do, and both…Read More
CASSCOMM Delivers Next Wave of Community Connectivity with ADTRAN, Building on a Century-Long Commitment to Reliable Service +
10G EPON, GPON among the full suite of carrier and cable access solutions that keep its community connected HUNTSVILLEAla.-- (September 6, 2018) - ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that CASSCOMM is deploying transformative broadband solutions from across its entire access portfolio for both carrier and cable service delivery. These access technologies ensure that CASSCOMM has an open and flexible foundation for future Software Defined Access (SD-Access) network solutions and benefits, while its business and residential subscribers have the bandwidth needed to fully participate in today’s globally-connected marketplace. “Our commitment to provide our community with the services it needs goes all the way back to 1898, and we’ve known throughout our history that the best service solutions will always depend on partnering with the right companies,” CASSCOMM COO Tom Allen said. “We needed to ensure our customers had the access and services required in today’s digital marketplace, and ADTRAN provided the domain expertise, broad set of innovative technologies and commitment to customer support we needed to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.” ADTRAN is supporting CASSCOMM with a robust portfolio of broadband solutions. The service provider is leveraging next-generation EPON OLTs for full 1G…Read More
Latest Wi-Fi offering creates competitive service bundles to increase revenues in large, underserved SMB market HUNTSVILLEAla.-- (September 13, 2018)—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today launched its enterprise Wi-Fi solution for service providers, featuring machine learning technology and a 100% cloud-managed IT model. The new offering enables service providers to easily bundle competitive services, simplify management and reduce install time to reach the large, underserved small business market. “Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi offerings are critical for service providers seeking to expand into the small business space,” IHS Markit’s Service Provider Technology Team Principal Analyst John Kendall said. “However, it is not enough to merely offer simple Wi-Fi; a service provider looking to expand into this space must offer a premium, managed Wi-Fi solution at a competitive price point. This can be the cornerstone of a SMB-targeted campaign that addresses millions of new potential customers.” According the U.S. Census Bureau 2015 Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB), there are 5.8 million total SMBs in the U.S., and the total addressable market for micro and small business Wi-Fi in the U.S. alone exceeds $2.8 billion. Whether a local attorney, doctor, motel or independent coffee shop—all expect fast, reliable Wi-Fi. Typical…Read More
HolstonConnect and FiberRise Team with ADTRAN for Transformative Fiber Build +
Rural electric cooperatives continue world class broadband implementations for economic development and revitalization HUNTSVILLEAla.-- ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced it is partnering with Holston Electric Cooperative (HEC) and solutions provider FiberRise to create a utility-grade Gigabit broadband network across the entire HEC cooperative membership in the Tennessee Valley. Together these companies will establish a broadband infrastructure that will connect the entire community to the world while attracting industry and improving educational opportunities, healthcare and overall quality of life. The Rural Electrification Act of 1936 promised citizens of rural communities “a fair chance” in the pursuit of opportunity by bringing electricity to these remote areas. Visionary leaders of electric cooperatives view broadband as equally compelling in delivering the same fair chance to their communities. Today, HEC is among those electric cooperatives leading the charge to deliver broadband, a resource of immeasurable value in today’s always-on, cloud-centric world. Leaders like Holston Electric Cooperative General Manager James Sandlin, P.E., see many benefits to establishing an advanced broadband infrastructure. According to Sandlin, “the electric business has become fairly challenging over the past decade. Members are using less electricity each year because the appliances and devices that…Read More
ADTRAN Clears Path to 10G Everywhere for Everyone +
Expanded 10G Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) portfolio enables Gigabit Society HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(October 15, 2018) ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced the addition of the ADTRAN SDX 621X—a residential optical network terminal ("ONT")—to its portfolio of next-generation 10G PON business ONTs. The expanded FTTP solution set allows carriers to provide multi-gigabit services for everyone, everywhere and maximize existing optical distribution networks to save time and costs. The new ADTRAN SDX 621X supports symmetrical 10G PON technologies and uses a flexible optics approach that enables service providers to support existing fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) subscribers, while also simultaneously supporting higher-bandwidth business and 4G/5G “anyhaul” services over a single, common network. The ADTRAN Total Access 5000 fiber broadband platform combines integrated packet optical transport, 100G switching, combined with PON redundant multi-gigabit FTTP broadband service delivery to allow operators of all sizes to customize their network and introduce next-generation fiber technologies. The addition of the ADTRAN 621X residential subscriber end-point to this industry-leading platform further extends ADTRAN’s 10G PON leadership for service providers of all types and opens the door to mass market 10G PON deployment. "The original use cases for 10G PON focused on multi-gigabit enterprise and infrastructure backhaul services,…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
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.
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 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?