Showing posts with label ADTRAN. Show all posts
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

ADTRAN intros 10G-EPON virtual Remote-OLTs

ADTRAN introduced environmentally sealed, 10G-EPON virtual Remote-OLTs (virtual R-OLTs) that provide cable MSOs the ability to further execute on their 10Gbps FTTH and SD-Access strategies, while seamlessly integrating into existing DOCSIS back office provisioning and operational systems.

The new virtual R-OLTs support DOCSIS provisioning of EPON (DPoETM), native SDN integration and remote outside plant packaging, enabling MSOs to capitalize on evolving distributed access architecture (DAA) deployments as they leverage next-generation FTTH to enhance support for high-bandwidth services.

ADTRAN said its OLTs bridge the management horizon with support of both DPoE management and modern SDN control protocols allowing MSOs to effectively execute over time their transition to virtualized, managed and orchestrated SD-Access service architectures.

“ADTRAN’s market leadership in outside plant (OSP) product design has enabled us to successfully deploy hundreds of thousands of remote FTTx systems in many of the world’s harshest environments,” said Hossam Salib, vice president of cable and wireless strategy at ADTRAN. “Combining this unique OSP experience with our field-proven, fully standards-compliant DPoETM solution and our SD-Access leadership uniquely qualify ADTRAN to meet the requirements of a range of evolving DAA strategies.”

Monday, August 28, 2017

ADTRAN Launches Mosaic Open Network Alliance

ADTRAN is establishing a Mosaic Open Network Alliance (Mosaic Alliance) to bring together market participants dedicated to delivering, demonstrating and testing open and proven SDN and NFV solutions.

ADTRAN Mosaic serves as the foundation for this program.

The company said this new alliance builds on the success of its Mosaic SD-Access platforms. Through the program, ADTRAN is providing operators around the globe a single point of reference for best-of-breed SD-Access and NFV solutions.The Mosaic Alliance will provide a one-stop shop of uniquely vetted solutions, saving 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.

“By establishing the Mosaic Open Network Alliance, ADTRAN is promoting the acceleration of the industry’s transition to open, programmable, scalable networks, and alliance members play a key role in that transition,” said Chris Thompson, director of Mosaic software and solutions portfolio for ADTRAN. “The caliber of interoperability testing, integration and validation available to vendors in the Mosaic environment presents unique value and creates a single touch point for network operators to validate solution interoperability as they look to rollout SD-Access networks around the world.”

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ADTRAN Introduces Mosaic Software Tools



ADTRAN introduced its Mosaic Subscriber Solutions & Experience, described by the companyt as a new category of software products to help service providers transition their access infrastructure to a more open, programmable and scalable network. Mosaic Activate, which has been shipping for several quarters, is the initial software product released under the Mosaic Subscriber Solutions & Experience umbrella. The software streamlines the...

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

ADTRAN Introduces Mosaic Software Tools

ADTRAN introduced its Mosaic Subscriber Solutions & Experience, described by the companyt as a new category of software products to help service providers transition their access infrastructure to a more open, programmable and scalable network.

Mosaic Activate, which has been shipping for several quarters, is the initial software product released under the Mosaic Subscriber Solutions & Experience umbrella. The software streamlines the pre-provisioning steps typically required before new customer service activation, allowing services to be configured from the edge of the network via a web interface. ADTRAN said service providers will realize a tenfold productivity increase leveraging the same number of network management resources to activate new services, accelerating new customer turn up by eliminating the swivel chair operations traditionally involved.

“The Mosaic Subscriber Solutions & Experience portfolio demonstrates our passion for staying hyper-focused on our customers to solve real world challenges,” said Jeremy Harris, director of Portfolio Management at ADTRAN. “We believe that software offers the possibility to orchestrate every task, data driven machines can securely manage the network, and end users deserve a blissful experience. This is the network that consumers want and that service providers desperately need, and we plan to make this a reality.”

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

ADTRAN's new G.fast extends gigabit services 650m beyond fiber endpoint

ADTRAN introduced a new Gfast deployment model to enable network operators to deliver gigabit speeds as widely as possible throughout their networks.

This is accomplished by combining ADTRAN’s 2nd generation SDX 2200 series of 212MHz, reverse powered Gfast DPUs with the ADTRAN bonded Super-Vectoring (VDSL2 35b) technology, providing gigabit rates from existing cabinet infrastructure and thus extending gigabit services significantly.

ADTRAN said that while Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) or Building (FTTB) solutions extend fiber services by 50 -100m, its new Gigabit-to-the-Basement (GTTB) solution enables gigabit services to be extended out to 650m from where the fiber ends. This added distance eliminates construction requirements that can often delay service roll outs, enabling service providers to offer gigabit services in just days or weeks versus months or years.

“This innovative solution combines two next-generation ultra-broadband technologies, and allows service providers to use either fiber or bonded vectored VDSL2 to backhaul Gfast services,” said Werner Heinrich, Director, Portfolio Management, Broadband Solutions, ADTRAN. “This announcement showcases ADTRAN’s ability to deliver disruptive solutions to the market, utilizing our deep domain experience in sealed outside plant, reverse power and market leading ultra-broadband technologies like Gfast and Super-Vectoring to enable our customers to meet market demand and exceed their customers’ expectations.”

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ADTRAN's NG-PON2 hits latency requirements for 5G

ADTRAN has demonstrated non-service impacting wavelength agility and ultra-low latency with its NG-PON2 solution, which the company is positioning as an SD-Access strategy for mobile networks.

While PON technologies have not previously addressed the low latency requirements for 5G backhaul, crosshaul, and fronthaul applications, ADTRAN has demonstrated non-service impacting wavelength switching in less than 50 milliseconds on its NG-PON2 OLTs. ADTRAN has also demonstrated sub-20 microsecond network latency through NG-PON2, enabling it to support 5G fronthaul applications .

The company also says its NG-PON2 wavelength agility delivers the reliability required to support Service Level Agreements (SLA) for 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.

“Network operators are looking for a more cost-effective, scalable and highly available network architecture to ensure that 5G services can be delivered anywhere, to anyone, at home, work or play,” said Ryan McCowan, Director of Portfolio Management for Fiber Access & Aggregation at ADTRAN.

https://www.adtran.com/index.php/adtran-upgrades-ng-pon2-to-support-5g-and-mission-critical-services

ADTRAN Launches Gigabit Accelerator Program

ADTRAN launched a Gigabit Accelerator Program to help service providers to accelerate their delivery of gigabit services, especially in rural areas.

ADTRAN's Gigabit Accelerator Program includes a gigabit FTTH starter kit, installation services, training, marketing support and access to gigabit community partners.

ADTRAN notes that smaller carriers often face barriers to rolling out gigabit services, in addition to the cost of new access equipment, such as:

  • the cost of installing, testing and commissioning this equipment and the technical resources to do so;
  • the lack of quality marketing resources to help acquire new customers more rapidly, thus affecting their return on investment; and,
  • the lack of access to broadband use-cases and industry resources that would streamline community outreach, accelerate community buy-in, lead to higher service take-rates, and reduce barriers to construction.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

UK alternate operator Call Flow selects ADTRAN XGS-PON solution for FTTH service

ADTRAN announced that Call Flow, an alternate network provider serving the south of England, has selected its XGS-PON solution for what is believed to be the UK's first symmetric multi-Gigabit FTTH services.

ADTRAN noted that broadband operator Call Flow is already offering fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC)-based services providing up to 100 Mbit/s bandwidth across southern England and has now selected its next generation 10 Gbit/s-capable FTTH solution to scale its services.

The new network architecture, which is compatible with Call Flow's existing FTTH network, is designed to deliver significantly higher symmetric multi-gigabit access performance to help the service provider differentiate its offering as it targets strategic expansion over the next 5–10 years.

By supporting 10 Gbit/s symmetric fixed wavelength PON over new and existing fibre infrastructures, XGS-PON is designed to enable a balance between performance and cost, thereby allowing Call Flow to address both residential and business subscribers simultaneously over a single, common optical distribution network.

ADTRAN believes that XGS-PON can double the effective life span of operators' optical distribution networks, helping to protect their network investments while providing the capacity to support new services. ADTRAN stated that was a pioneer in delivering 10 Gbit/s PON solutions, including contributing key technology that led to the introduction of XGS-PON as an ITU standard.


Call Flow is an alternate operator that has built superfast/ultrafast networks across Kent, East Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire in southern England. Call Flow is a major user of BT Openreach's ducts and poles (PIA/DPA) and sub-loop unbundling (SLU/FTTC) assets.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Australia's nbn selects ADTRAN

ADTRAN announced the signing of a supply agreement covering software, hardware and services with nbn, the company building the national wholesale broadband network in Australia, to support the expansion of high-speed broadband access to the citizens across Australia.

ADTRAN noted that a number of key milestones have been completed, and that as part of this work with nbn it has successfully completed a GPON network interoperability proof-of-concept program. In addition, ADTRAN IT specialists have been working in a collaborative development process with the nbn IT team to implement standards-based, multi-vendor DPU management solution utilising an open microservices architecture.

ADTRAN's Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) solutions combine web-scale technology with open-source platforms and are designed to facilitate innovation in multi-technology, multi-vendor environments. SD-Access releases control and management functions from the underlying network elements, enabling a more flexible and agile services delivery framework. This flexibility leverages an open microservices architecture that helps network operations and IT development teams work together.

nbn is building a new and upgraded wholesale broadband network to provide communities across Australia with access to fast broadband service from retail service providers. The company is aiming to connect 8 million homes and businesses by 2020. nbn recently announced that one-in-two Australians were able to connect to the nbn network, with more than 5.7 million homes and businesses able to order a service from their retail provider as it continued to add up to 100,000 new properties to its footprint each week.

Commenting on the agreement, nbn's chief network deployment officer Kathrine Dyer said, "The rollout of the nbn network is one of the most complex and ambitious telecoms projects to be undertaken… nbn is working with ADTRAN on bringing the network into reality, including working together on its fibre-to-the-kerb/curb (FTTK/C) network that is set to serve more than one million homes and businesses by 2020".

Thursday, July 20, 2017

ADTRAN reports Q2 revenue of $184.67m, up 13.5% yr/yr

ADTRAN reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017 as follows:

1.  Revenue for the second quarter of 2017 of $184.67 million, up 8.4% compared to $170.28 million in the first quarter and up 13.5% from $162.70 million for the second quarter of 2016.

2.  Gross profit for the second quarter of $84.63 million, up 14.8% compared to $73.71 million in the first quarter and up 7.2% from $78.95 million for the second quarter of 2016.

3.  R&D expenditure for the second quarter of $33.50 million, up 4.9% compared to $31.92 million in the first quarter and up 7.1% from $31.28 million for the second quarter of 2016.

4.  SG&A expenditure for the second quarter of $34.68 million, down 0.3% compared to $34.77 million in the first quarter and up 1.8% from $32.87 million for the second quarter of 2016.

5.  Total operating expenditure for the second quarter of $68.18 million, up 2.2% compared to $66.68 million in the first quarter and up 6.3% from $64.14 million for the second quarter of 2016.

6.  Net income for the second quarter of 2016 of $12.40 million, compared to net income of $6.65 million in the first quarter and net income of $10.23 million for the second quarter of 2016.
7.  Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments as of June 30, 2017 of $136.13 million, versus $125.02 million as at March 31, 2017 and $123.08 million as at December 31, 2016.

Additional results and notes

ADTRAN reported Network Solutions revenue in the second quarter 2017 of $155.54 million, versus $143.60 million in the first quarter, and Services & Support revenue of $29.13 million, compared with $26.68 million in the first quarter. Access and Aggregation revenue totalled $138.64 million, versus $120.14 million in the first quarter.

For the second quarter, ADTRAN reported domestic revenue of $146.71 million, versus $119.26 million in the first quarter, with international revenue of $37.96 million, compared with $51.02 million in the first quarter.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Deutsche Telekom tests ADTRAN G.fast 212 MHz, cDTA

ADTRAN, a provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced the commencement of lab testing of the latest developments for the G.fast standard, 212 MHz and coordinated dynamic time allocation (cDTA), in partnership with Germany-based global telco Deutsche Telekom (DT), serving around 165 million mobile customers, 28,5 million fixed-network lines and 18,5 million broadband lines.

ADTRAN stated that DT is currently evaluating these ultra-broadband technologies using fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) deployment models that allow the use of existing cable infrastructure within the home. This can support the rapid deployment of ultra-fast and gigabit broadband services with less disruption. The low cost per-subscriber connection will also support the European Commission's Gigabit Society objectives.

ADTRAN noted that it has demonstrated the new 212 MHz G.fast standard, which doubles the usable spectrum and can enable service providers to deliver gigabit rates over a single copper pair, thereby enabling fibre-like service to the customer premise. The company added that unlike with cable systems, the bandwidth of G.fast is dedicated and available for each customer.

The tests, leveraging what ADTRAN claims is the first commercially available 212 MHz DPU, also demonstrated the second phase of DTA. cDTA, which extends the existing iDTA feature to improve G.fast upstream performance by a claimed four to five-fold by dynamically balancing upstream and downstream capacity to match residential traffic patterns in real-time. The cDTA feature can also be applied to existing phone wiring to address most residential and commercial premises scenarios.


* In May, ADTRAN announced that it was conducting public demonstration of the ITU-T's latest G.fast advances, 212 MHz and coordinated dynamic time allocation (cDTA), at the G.fast Summit 2017 in Paris.

* At the G.fast Summit, ADTRAN demonstrated its new 212 MHz G.fast standard, which doubles the usable spectrum and enables the delivery of gigabit rates over a single copper pair. The company noted that it had also extended its reverse power feature set to the new solution to simplify sourcing of local power.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

ADTRAN introduces RFoG solution with OBI mitigation technology

ADTRAN, a supplier of next-generation open networking solutions, announced the introduction of its new Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) solution featuring Optical Beat Interference (OBI) mitigation technology.

ADTRAN's new RFoG solution is designed to accelerate MSO FTTH initiatives by allowing the reuse of existing CATV assets within both the headend and home. The solution can help to extend the return on investment cycle while supporting the transition from hybrid fibre coax and CATV-based triple play to gigabit FTTH and IPTV-ready deployment models.

ADTRAN noted that as RFoG deployments increase in density, the likelihood of OBI affecting performance greatly increases. OBI is caused by simultaneous upstream optical transmissions by multiple cable modems, resulting in impaired reception at all upstream frequencies impacting key applications such as voice, live video streaming and social media interaction.

ADTRAN offers a portfolio of RFoG solutions that feature an OBI mitigation MicroNode that does not require new centralised cabinet construction, which can be delayed by right of way and power sourcing issues. The scalable ADTRAN RFoG OBI solution offers a distributed approach to OBI mitigation designed to facilitate the transition to FTTH networks and IPTV-based triple play services for cable operators.

ADTRAN's RFoG products are designed to allow cable operators to retain the headend and CPE when upgrading to fibre-based networks. With this model, RF signals generated by the headend and CPE are converted at each end of the link into the optical domain for transmission over fibre, with conversion at the customer premises carried out by an RFoG micronode. ADTRAN offers both standard RFoG micronodes and OBI mitigating versions.


Regarding the new solution, Hossam Salib, VP of cable and wireless strategy at ADTRAN, said, "By deploying the MicroNodes, cable MSO customers (gain) a simplified approach to OBI mitigation and FTTH expansion… that is compatible with both 1 and 10 Gbit/s EPON and transparent to the existing CATV assets like in-home set top boxes".

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ADTRAN Acquires Commscope's Fiber Access Portfolio



ADTRAN has acquired CommScope's key fiber access products, technologies and service relationships. Financial terms were not disclosed. The key components of the acquisition include: Active EPON and 10G-EPON product platforms, which include infrastructure and customer premises equipment that deliver CableLabs DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) certification – ADTRAN will now sell, support, and develop these product lines for new and existing MSO...


Friday, May 12, 2017

ADTRAN appoints Gregory McCray, CEO of Alphabet's Access, to board

ADTRAN, the provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced the appointment of Gregory McCray, CEO of Alphabet's Access Company, the subsidiary that oversees the Google Fiber operation, to its board of directors.

ADTRAN stated that Mr. McCray's background in building the connected future is expected to be an asset to its board as the company focuses on expanding the availability of gigabit broadband to support the demands of smart cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) and software-defined networking (SDN).

Gregory McCray has extensive experience in marketing, sales, engineering, operations, M&A, management and international roles within the communications technology industry. As CEO of Access, he is leading efforts to deliver gigabit access to support Internet, TV and phone service in markets across the U.S.

Previously, Mr. McCray served in a number of executive roles, including CEO of Aero Communications, which provides installation, services and support to the communications industry and chairman and CEO of PipingHot Networks, a provider of broadband fixed wireless access equipment.

Gregory McCray has also held positions including SVP of customer operations at Lucent Technologies, where he managed the customer technical operations group for EMEA, and as a member of the board with CenturyLink, where he served as chairman of the cyber security and risk committee, as a member of the compensation committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee.


Mr. McCray holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Purdue University and has completed executive business programs at the University of Illinois, Harvard and INSEAD.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

ADTRAN demos ITU G.fast 212 MHz and coordinated DTA

ADTRAN has announced that it is conducting what is believed to be the first public demonstration of the ITU-T's two most recent G.fast advances, specifically 212 MHz and coordinated dynamic time allocation (cDTA), at the G.fast Summit 2017 in Paris.

ADTRAN noted that the latest G.fast advances are intended to enable the delivery of symmetric gigabit services over a single copper pair, mitigating the need to bond multiple pairs of copper wire and allowing service providers to extend business-class gigabit services over the existing wiring.

At the G.fast Summit ADTRAN is demonstrating its new 212 MHz G.fast standard, which doubles the usable spectrum and enables the delivery of gigabit rates over a single copper pair and offering an alternative to the use of fibre. ADTRAN has also extended its reverse power feature set to the new solution, simplifying sourcing of local power.

Together, the new capabilities are claimed to enable service providers to accelerate gigabit and ultra-fast broadband service deployments by an estimated 12 to 18 months and reduce costs by up to one third per subscriber. The technology is also intended to offer a competitive alternative to DOCSIS 3.1.

ADTRAN noted that it first demonstrated DTA over coax technology at G.fast Summit 2016, with cDTA the second generation technology. The cDTA function can improve G.fast upstream performance by a factor of four- to five-fold by dynamically balancing upstream and downstream performance to match residential traffic patterns in real-time. Unlike DTA, cDTA extends the applications of the feature to existing phone wiring in residential and commercial premises.

Designed to form a key part of the ADTRAN MOSAIC Open Software Defined Access platform, operators adopting the new solutions can ensure that the G.fast access elements in their network are prepared for the transition to SDN in the future.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

ADTRAN Reports Q1 Revenue of $170.28m, up 18.7%

ADTRAN reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, as follows:

1. Revenue for the first quarter of 2017 of $170.28 million, up 4.5% compared to $162.99 million in the fourth quarter and up 19.7% from $142.20 million for the first quarter of 2016.

2. Gross profit for the first quarter of $73.71 million, up 4.1% compared to $70.79 million in the fourth quarter and up 12.0% from $65.79 million for the first quarter of 2016.

3. R&D expenditure for the first quarter of $31.92 million, down 0.5% compared to $32.08 million in the fourth quarter and up 8.2% from $29.49 million for the first quarter of 2016.

4. SG&A expenditure for the first quarter of $34.77 million, up 1.0% compared to $34.44 million in the fourth quarter and up 13.0% from $30.78 million for the first quarter of 2016.

5. Total operating expenditure for the first quarter of $66.68 million, up 0.2% compared to $66.51 million in the fourth quarter and up 10.6% from $60.27 million for the first quarter of 2016.

6. Net income for the first quarter of 2016 of $6.65 million, compared to net income of $7.57 million in the fourth quarter and net income of $5.01 million for the first quarter of 2016.

7. Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments as of March 31, 2017 of $125.02 million, versus $123.08 million as at December 31, 2016.

Additional results and notes

ADTRAN reported Network Solutions revenue in the first quarter of $143.60 million, compared with $123.88 million in the fourth quarter 2016, and Services & Support revenue of $26.68 million, versus $18.32 million in the fourth quarter. Access and Aggregation revenue totalled $120.14 million, compared with $93.85 million in the fourth quarter.

For the first quarter, ADTRAN reported domestic revenue totalled $119.26 million, compared with $123.7 million in the fourth quarter, with international revenue of $51.02 million, compared with $39.3 million in the fourth quarter.

Commenting on the results, ADTRAN chairman and CEO Tom Stanton said, "… first quarter revenue (was) driven by increasing momentum in ultra-broadband product sales and continuing strength in the services area… most notably, ADTRAN had very strong performances in FTTP and vectoring products in both domestic and international markets".

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=67989&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2262741

Thursday, April 13, 2017

ADTRAN expands ProCloud subscription services

ADTRAN, a supplier of next-generation open networking solutions, has announced the launch of its ProCloud UC offering based on technology from BroadSoft, a provider of cloud communications, collaboration and contact centre solutions,  and the expansion its ProCloud subscription services suite.

ProCloud UC

ADTRAN has added the BroadCloud call control platform to its ProCloud subscription services suite to enable managed service provider (MSP) partners to expand their cloud-based unified communications (UC) offerings. ADTRAN noted that it is amongst the first network infrastructure partners to be selected by BroadSoft as a provider of advanced voice and networking infrastructure solutions.

The ADTRAN ProCloud UC cloud-based solution offers an integrated bundle designed to simplify the process of launching and supporting business communications services such as mobility, instant messaging, HD audio and video calling, conferencing and collaboration.

The partnership between BroadSoft and ADTRAN is expected to represent the first of a number of open network alliances that will enable ADTRAN's partners to increase revenue leveraging best-of-breed networking and application services.

New ProCloud subscription services

ADTRAN also announced it is expanding its ProCloud subscription services suite to encompass four solution categories: ProCloud UC, ProCloud Security, ProCloud Analytics and ProCloud Network Management.

The ProCloud subscription services suite is designed to facilitate the delivery of managed services by combining advanced cloud-based business applications and removing the need to work with multiple vendors and platforms. The expanded offering includes the following over the top (OTT) applications:

1.         ProCloud UC, offered in partnership with BroadSoft (see above).

2.         ProCloud Security, delivered through collaboration with TitanHQ and featuring web filtering, a cloud-based content control solution, and spam filtering, a cloud-based malware solution.

3.         ProCloud Analytics, offering customer insights enabled by Purple, a cloud-based WiFi analytics solution that provides businesses with real-time behavioural and demographic information on guest network users.

4.         ProCloud Network Management.

Existing ProCloud subscription services include ProCloud WiFi and ProCloud LAN.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Vocus deploys ADTRAN XGS-PON in Aus and NZ

ADTRAN, a provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced that Vocus Communications, a service provider serving Australia and New Zealand, is deploying a range of its next generation access technologies including ADTRAN's XGS-PON solutions and Mosaic architecture.

Vocus has built an advanced infrastructure platform across Australia designed to support business and backhaul services and residential applications. The deployment with Vocus, which is nearing completion, is designed to enable increased utilisation of the company's metro fibre network and enable the delivery of 10 Gbit/s symmetrical business grade services.

For the project, Vocus is utilising ADTRAN's MSAN, 10 Gbit/s optical line termination (OLT) equipment and 10 Gbit/s optical network termination (ONT) units for the 10 Gbit/s PON deployment. Vocus is also using the ADTRAN Mosaic Cloud Platform, which separates control and management functions from underlying network elements, to provide an open microservices architecture supporting network management and SDN control for the 10 Gbit/s services access network.

Vocus Group is a vertically integrated telecoms provider operating in Australia and New Zealand leveraging a national network of metro and backhaul fibre connecting capital cities and the bulk of regional centres across Australia and New Zealand. Vocus infrastructure connects to 5,500-plus buildings. Vocus addresses the corporate, small business, government and residential, as well as the wholesale market sectors.

In December 2016, Vocus announced an agreement with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) for the construction of the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC), a 4,600 km submarine cable linking Australia with Singapore and Indonesia. The system has a design capacity of 40 Tbit/s of capacity. The ASC cable system, which has an estimated cost of approximately $170 million, is due to be completed by August 2018.


Vocus noted that following the completion of its acquisition of Nextgen Networks, it had secured Singapore IDA approval and renewed landing rights with MoCIT in Indonesia, which together with agreement with ASN fulfilled the necessary requirements for the launch of the project.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ADTRAN notes shipment of 10m Vectoring Ports

ADTRAN, a provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced that it has now shipped 10 million vectoring ports as network operators in the U.S. and Europe seek to optimise their ability to deliver ultra-broadband services.

ADTRAN's stated that it has extended its leading position in the broadband services market over the past four quarters, claiming to have shipped more DSL and VDSL2 vectoring ports in North America than all other suppliers combined.

The company noted that VDSL2 vectoring technology is a key element in equipping network operators to expand their broadband services by enabling the provision of 100 Mbit/s bandwidth utilising the existing copper-based DSL infrastructure that may previously have been limited to supporting 10 Mbit/s bandwidth. Particularly suitable for urban deployments and multi-dwelling units, vectoring offers a scalable approach to increasing the DSL network capacity.

Vectoring enables the delivery of higher bandwidths over the installed access network, increasing service speeds up to 100 Mbit/s using VDSL2 vectoring, or to more than 300 Mbit/s leveraging higher spectrum Super-Vectoring technology. ADTRAN noted that service providers are increasingly adopting vectoring technology to enable the provision of higher-speed broadband where time-to-market or economic constraints mean that the deployment of new fibre infrastructure is not practical.

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  • In October 2016, ADTRAN announced it was extending its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives (ECCL) program to the entire EMEA region, noting that the program would support the European Commission's Connectivity for a European Gigabit Society initiative. The ECCL program is designed to bring ultra-fast and gigabit broadband services to communities based on its FTTP, G.fast and VDSL vectoring solutions.

  • In August last year, ADTRAN announced that it had shipped 50,000 units of its Total Access 5000 (TA5000) multi-service access node (MSAN) in North America. The TA5000 offers multi-service capabilities including gigabit service delivery over fibre, high-speed broadband over copper utilising VDSL2 vectoring and Super-Vectoring technology, plus support for mobile backhaul and Carrier Ethernet services. ADTRAN claimed that the platform was in use by over 50% of the top 100 U.S. network operators, including the seven largest providers.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

ADTRAN to Develop SD-Access for 5G Networks

ADTRAN announced that to further its effort to deliver access networks that are open, programmable and cost-effective as carriers prepare to implement the foundations for 5G, it is focusing on developing its position in mobile access networks.

The company believes that realising the potential of 5G will require a number of steps. Firstly, service providers will need to deploy large numbers of radios closer to the network edge to support bandwidth-intensive applications; secondly, there will be a need for more transport-friendly Ethernet backhaul; and thirdly, it will be necessary to extend SDN/NFV to the 5G mobile network core via the access network leveraging software defined access (SD-Access).

ADTRAN stated that SD-Access for 5G, incorporating point-to-point (P2P) and point-to-multipoint (P2MP) next-generation PON, will constitute a key technology in providing the converged backhaul, fronthaul and 'crosshaul' networks needed to support high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity.

ADTRAN has pioneered the development of XGS-PON, 10 Gbit/s EPON and NGPON2 SD-Access solutions based on open reference architectures such as CORD, and is now focused on extending its position into mobile access networks leveraging the following technologies:

1. Multi-wavelength NG-PON2 as the infrastructure technology for delivering low latency, multi-Gigabit services for fronthaul, backhaul and crosshaul  networks.

2. The open and scalable SD-Access architecture, ADTRAN Mosaic, featuring disaggregated physical network access elements and an open source SDN controller.

3. Fixed Access Network Sharing (FANS) capability, designed to allow access to be shared between multiple operators.

ADTRAN has also announced that it is contributing to the CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) project, expanding its CORD-compliant portfolio and broadening the use cases to enable open principles to be applied over any network infrastructure and for any customer segment.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

MEF16 - Software-defined Access for User-driven Services



Software-defined Access will play a key role in future network architecture, says ADTRAN's Kurt Raaflaub, speaking at #MEF16.

 It is very important that the connection from the data center to the end-user's device be open, programmable, and scalable. This allows for a user-driven service model to thrive.

See video: https://youtu.be/3EwHgxi5ZgY

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