ADTRAN Continues Driving Gigabit Broadband Evolution

  ADTRAN Continues Driving Gigabit Broadband Evolution

   ADTRANGigabit services architecture reduces FTTH deployment costs while
                 addressing four critical network bottlenecks

Business Wire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- August 20, 2014

ADTRAN®, Inc.(NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking
solutions, today unveiled the latest component of its market leading Gigabit
broadband portfolio, designed to accelerate service provider adoption of
Gigabit Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH). ADTRAN is making it easier for service
providers to drive down costs of FTTH installations with a new series of micro
Optical Network Terminals (µONTs) that eliminates truck rolls, simplifies
installations and eases upgrades while improving end user satisfaction. The
new solutions are the latest example of how ADTRAN is addressing the
challenges service providers face as they look to embrace next-generation
broadband with Gigabit services.

A new era of broadband is forcing service providers worldwide to make
decade-long network decisions without clear visibility into the future
requirements of their customers, making network flexibility paramount. ADTRAN
delivers a Gigabit services architecture that offers service providers of all
types – including utilities, municipalities and cable MSOs – unprecedented
flexibility, scalability and performance as they look to migrate from FTTN or
DOCSIS or deploy greenfield FTTH infrastructures. ADTRAN is helping service
providers address four critical issues that will allow them to successfully
deliver scalable, symmetric Gigabit services:

   1.  Low-cost, no-touch Gigabit fiber end-points reduce FTTH electronics
           capex by up to 60%
           FTTH access termination devices, or ONTs, represent the bulk of the
           overall electronics cost for FTTH network operators. ADTRAN’s new
           µONTs reduce overall capital outlay while supporting Gigabit
           services performance. The µONTs also support the same operational
           simplification of zero-touch services provisioning enjoyed by
           ADTRAN’s entire FTTH solution.
      2.   Gigabit optimized PON architecture allows more Gigabit services per
           port to be deployed
           Many operators use GPON for Gigabit services delivery. However,
           sharing multiple Gigabit services over a single 2.5Gbps PON port
           presents a challenge. ADTRAN’s Advanced Dynamic Bandwidth
           Allocation enables intelligent oversubscription of the PON
           resource. This allows operators to guarantee a premium user
           experience to high-end gigabit subscribers.
      3.   Non-blocking services platform needed to support premium real-time
           video applications
           High-end quality of experience demands that no capacity bottlenecks
           occur within the FTTH platform. This type of non-blocking
           architecture is inherent to the advanced native Ethernet design of
           the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 family of products.
      4.   Highly scalable services aggregation/transport required to support
           converged services
           The growth of Gigabit services is leaving service providers looking
           for a way to cost-effectively address 10Gig aggregation and find a
           better solution to exhausted 10Gig rings in need of dedicated fiber
           to support cell towers and business locations. ADTRAN is enabling
           service providers to more efficiently address the bandwidth
           challenges created by Gigabit services with the Optical Networking
           Edge platform that delivers unmatched network access and edge

“Sycamore Telephone was looking to expand FTTH service into a larger community
adjacent to our existing service area, effectively increasing the addressable
market by 5X. We have a long working history with ADTRAN and we knew that the
Total Access 5004 in the Crossover Enclosure would be the right solution for
this deployment,” said Rick Ekleberry, broadband operations manager at
Sycamore Telephone. “We have seen first-hand the benefits our FTTH service has
brought to the community and know it is a critical requirement for the
economic development of the area. ADTRAN is enabling us to future-proof our
network investment as we look to scale our services now and into the future.”

“The long term demand for broadband is infinite with consumers wanting instant
access anywhere, on any service and any device. This era of next-generation
broadband is requiring service providers to effectively evolve, change and
grow at a pace faster than ever before,” said Robert Conger, director, global
carrier strategy and solutions, ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division. “In a time
where service providers are making decisions without a roadmap of what their
future service requirements will be, ADTRAN offers our customers unmatched
flexibility and scalability so they can accelerate Gigabit service delivery
and achieve their deployment goals.”


ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications
equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and Internet
communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions
are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government
organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide. For more
information, please visit


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