|[October 01, 2013]
ADTRAN Delivers Industry's Most Complete Converged Access Architecture
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking
solutions, today announced the introduction of the ADTRAN (News - Alert) Advanced
Services Architecture. Available across the entire ADTRAN ultra
broadband portfolio, the ADTRAN Advanced Services Architecture helps
carriers make the transition towards network convergence and service
consolidation by offering a robust, resilient and redundant
infrastructure that is ideally suited for triple-play as well as service
level agreement (SLA) based business and backhaul services. This
breakthrough architecture is optimized to deliver a mix of residential,
enterprise and mobile backhaul services over a common, next-generation
network while offering advanced service management and forward-looking
network automation capabilities.
Historically, wireline service providers have deployed independent
networks to meet the needs of their residential, enterprise and backhaul
customers, with each network developed for their specific customer
needs. Today, service providers are being challenged to deliver
Gigabit-ready residential services, high-bandwidth and widely available
cloud connectivity services for enterprise customers, and scalable
Ethernet and optical access for mobile backhaul and data center
connectivity - all requiring varying service level agreements (SLAs),
simplified service automation requirements. In order to transition
towards an all-fiber future, while maintaining the capability to deploy
any of these services rapidly at any point in the network, it is no
longer practical to deploy separate overlay networks to address each of
these market segment needs.
"Two key trends we see in today's fixed access market - higher bandwidth
demand and service convergence - are coming to a head as service
providers are looking for ways to build out a profitable network for the
future," said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst, broadband accss and pay
TV at Infonetics (News - Alert) Research. "Service providers need a multi-Gigabit
service architecture and compact, scalable FTTx ultra broadband
solutions that are optimized for premium services to reach the largest
addressable market possible with the right economic value proposition."
The ADTRAN Advanced Services Architecture features the following:
Network automation and services management with web-services
APIs to drastically simplify end-to-end provisioning of FTTP, FTTN,
and Carrier Ethernet services, while abstracting service layer
functions to support the transition to SDN and NFV environments.
Integrated service assurance tools enable operators to manage and
monitor subscriber SLAs.
Optimized multi-service access platform (MSAP) solutions for both
ANSI and ETSI (News - Alert) markets which include a compact, edge-optimized MSAN
for remote cabinet and building basement aggregation for a full range
of services access modules. It also includes a high-capacity,
centralized aggregation solution for larger cabinet and central office
High-density, non-blocking fiber aggregation for 1G and GPON
service delivery with non-blocking backplane connectivity. The
architecture also includes high-capacity switch fabrics support for
non-blocking access to service modules and up to 80G of network uplink
Full range of network termination equipment and customer premises
equipment including broadband-optimized gateways, ONTs and ONUs to
support zero-touch activation of enterprise services, small cell
backhaul, and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) locations.
Integrated packet optical aggregation and transport provides
more efficient edge aggregation and separation of residential,
enterprise and backhaul services. Network and subscriber interfaces
include high-density DWDM, 10G, and OTN, ideally suited for data
center and mobile network connectivity.
Network transformation with VDSL2 and system level vectoring to
support 100+ Mbps residential/small cell and 800 Mbps enterprise
service delivery over existing copper facilities. A full range of EoCu
and EoTDM aggregation and gateway solutions deliver SLA-based,
Ethernet services over existing infrastructure, while easing the
transition to an all-fiber network.
TDM transition across three key areas with integrated voice
gateway to easily migrate from TDM to VoIP architectures for voice
transformation in FTTx and switch collapse applications; integrated
TDM gateway for migration of TDM services onto an all-Ethernet
network; and ADTRAN's industry-leading IPBG portfolio to support
advanced IP Telephony solutions.
Greater sustainability by the elimination of multi-box
aggregation and enterprise gateway solutions and optimized
architectural models to more efficiently deliver services while
lowering operational costs and driving down power consumption.
"All service segments in the wireline network are converging towards a
future-state that consists of high-capacity, SLA-based Ethernet and
wavelength services that can be delivered at any point in the network
with rapid service activation," said Robert Conger, director, product
management, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. "The ADTRAN Advanced
Services Architecture is enabling our customers to address this industry
transition in a way that is truly delivering on the promise of
consolidating and integrating business, residential and mobile backhaul
service delivery onto a single network."
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 www.adtran.com.
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