ADTRAN Introduces 10G-EPON Remote OLTs Supporting Both DPoE and SD-Access
10/12/2017 10:00 AM
Huntsville, AL—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today introduced its environmentally sealed, 10G-EPON virtual Remote-OLTs (virtual R-OLTs), further broadening its software-defined access (SD-Access) portfolio. These new elements 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. This unique combination of three critical and field proven capabilities— DOCSIS provisioning of EPON (DPoETM), native SDN integration and remote outside plant packaging—enables ADTRAN to capitalize on evolving distributed access architecture (DAA) deployments as cable operators look to leverage next-generation FTTH to enhance support for high-bandwidth services.
“Now, more than ever before, the network impact of supporting more bandwidth is demanding service providers make a significant architectural shift. The emergence of low latency augmented and virtual reality applications is also forcing providers, including cable MSOs, to reevaluate their network infrastructure,” said Rupert Wood, research director at Analysys Mason. “Distributed, Remote-OLT access architectures, by moving FTTH electronics into the outside plant, afford the operator a network that can support much higher access speeds and subscriber capacity while also alleviating head end space congestion.”
Traditional FTTH network growth required MSOs to overcome capital, operational and regulatory hurdles, while requiring time-consuming and costly permits for adding new fiber from the headend, which slowed their ability to turn up services in a timely fashion. DAA and R-OLTs alleviate many of these issues. Furthermore, ADTRAN R-OLTs integrate field proven DPoE management methods and Layer 3 functionality, like…