ADTRAN delivers disruptive gigabit-to-the-basement solution

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a provider of next-generation open networking solutions, has announced its new disruptive Gfast deployment model to enable network operators to deliver gigabit speeds as widely as possible throughout their networks, the company said.

Operators in highly competitive dense urban and urban environments are often challenged in their ability to extend their fiber-based gigabit services because of the time and cost associated with trenching fiber.

Typical Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) or Building (FTTB) solutions extend fiber services by 50 -100m, however with ADTRAN´s new Gigabit-to-the-Basement (GTTB) solution, gigabit services can 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.

ADTRAN´s GTTB solution overcomes the construction impediments that usually slow down new service introduction. By launching gigabit services from the existing fiber-fed cabinet locations, operators are able to roll out services 2-5 times faster and at a fraction of the cost of traditional FTTdp/B solutions.

This new solution expands the ADTRAN Gfast portfolio 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´s innovative GTTB service supports network operators´ ability to significantly expedite gigabit services deployments to a considerable percentage of their customer base.

ADTRAN, Inc. is a 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, visit www.adtran.com.