ADTRAN Begins Software-Defined Access Network Project with Orange

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a provider of next-generation open networking and subscriber experience solutions, has announced it has signed a joint development project with Orange as part of its Access Renewal and Evolution Strategy (ARES) program, the company said.

The partnership is focused on the application of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology to fixed fiber access networks.

With a goal of building the best network to support Orange´s fiber access network expansion, the companies will focus on the following efforts:

Create a roadmap for Orange´s possible introduction of a Software-Defined management architecture.

Ensure network elements can integrate with Third Party management, control and/or orchestration platforms and with other network devices.

Secure conformity to Orange´s current and future engineering rules for GPON and XGS-PON architecture.

The ultimate goal of the partnership is to investigate, test and propose solutions that enable Orange to improve performance, shorten time-to-market for new services while reducing energy consumption in the network, and ultimately reduce costs.

ADTRAN solutions optimize existing technology infrastructures and create new, multi-gigabit platforms that leverage cloud economics, data analytics, machine learning and open ecosystems–the future of global networking.