10 Gigabit Ethernet Support and Expanded FTTx Solutions Simplify Video Service Delivery as Part of a Fully Integrated Access Architecture
ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading supplier of next-generation networking solutions, today announced the availability of a new wide range of solutions for the Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access Platform (MSAP) targeted at delivering advanced video services. These new solutions are optimized for Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) and Fiber to the Node (FTTN) architectures, enabling the ultra-high bandwidth speeds required to support even the most demanding video applications. With these new solutions, the Total Access 5000 further solidifies its position as the industry's leading Ethernet-based MSAP.
Service providers are faced with the challenge of transforming their existing networks to provide advanced services, enabling not only voice and broadband connections to the Internet, but also higher-revenue services like video. The dynamics of these services are constantly evolving, making it difficult to identify the optimal network architecture. The strength of the Total Access 5000 is in its support for both FTTP and FTTN architectures, allowing service providers to eliminate the decision around the “right architecture” and use a single platform for both fiber and copper delivery.
“Our customers depend on the availability of our services and our ability to meet their bandwidth requirements,” said Dan Steinike, plant supervisor, Wilson Communications. “The Total Access 5000 is one of the most flexible platforms on the market today. With the addition of these new video-oriented solutions, we know that we can deliver a high-bandwidth, high-availability access network architecture—regardless of whether we need to deliver those solutions over copper or fiber facilities.”
The Total Access 5000 portfolio additions include:
- Integrated 10 Gigabit Ethernet: The Total Access 5000 supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet Rings via the ITU-T G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) standard. This provides carriers with a hi-capacity, resilient carrier-class Ethernet ring architecture for the Total Access 5000. In addition to the ERPS capability, the ability to configure multiple 10G network interfaces provides carriers with unprecedented bandwidth delivery in support of FTTP and FTTN architectures.
- HomePNA (HPNA) Enabled Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) Optical Network Terminals (ONT): Eliminating the costs associated with new in-home wiring for high-bandwidth services like IPTV, ADTRAN's Total Access 300 Series of HPNA3.1 enabled ONTs provides data rates up to 320 Mbps over existing in-home coaxial wiring, offering service providers the fastest and easiest way to deploy IPTV with no new wires.
- Radio Frequency (RF) Enabled GPON ONTs: Allowing carriers to leverage their existing RF video headend, the Total Access 300 Series of RF-enabled ONTs offers a flexible mix of solutions. RF one-way path solutions are supported, as well as two integrated solutions with return path capabilities—support for the Scientific Atlanta Single Wire Return Device (SWRD) and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) RF over Glass (RFoG) solution. The ADTRAN Total Access 300 Series SCTE RFoG ONTs enable two-way communications support for SCTE 55-1, 55-2 and DOCSIS, regardless of headend type.
- Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) ONT: With an innovative ONT designed for multi-dwelling units, particularly “garden-style” apartment buildings, the Total Access 380 MDU ONT offers an integrated 1:4 fiber splitter, enhanced cable management, a common powering system (which allows a single UPS/BBU to be used to power all of the ONTs installed in the housing) and a flexible shelf system allowing individual ONT units to be installed or serviced without disrupting service to other customers. The enclosure supports all current ADTRAN ONT models, providing flexibility to support a mix of pure IPTV or RF video solutions from a single ONT housing.
- VDSL2 FTTN Access Modules: In addition to a wide range of single-pair and bonded ADSL2+ solutions for IPTV service delivery, the addition of VDSL2 on the Total Access 5000 provides carriers with another service delivery option over existing copper infrastructure. Enabling data rates up to 100 Mbps per pair with optional VDSL2 Ethernet in the First Mile bonding, the Total Access 5000 offers two different solutions—a VDSL2 module with integrated POTS splitter and a COMBO VDSL2 module, which offers both integrated POTS and VDSL2 on the same line card, greatly simplifying outside plant deployments.
“Carriers are continuing to invest in the ultra-broadband network architectures required to deploy advanced video networks, and we are excited to be part of it,” said Mike Martin, director of product management, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “While the primary driver behind these advanced networks remains video, the large capital investment is driving service providers to leverage the network for more than just residential-based services—with business Ethernet and mobile backhaul being the primary access needs. With its wide variety of copper and fiber interfaces and robust Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities, the Total Access 5000 was designed to support a fully integrated access infrastructure which is needed to meet the unique requirements of residential, business and mobile backhaul applications. This allows service providers to simplify their access networks through the deployment of a single platform capable of supporting a fully integrated access infrastructure.”
With volume deployments in Tier 1, 2 and 3 carrier networks across the globe, the Total Access 5000 continues its rapid growth, giving carriers the flexibility to support advanced access architectures across both copper and fiber. The complete Total Access 5000 solution set will be on display at ADTRAN Booth #739 at the Telco TV 2009 Annual Conference and Expo, located at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, from November 10 - 12.