ADTRAN rolls out Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) technology

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), the provider of next-generation open networking solutions, has announced its gigabit-capable 2nd generation Distribution Point Units (DPUs) will be installed underground throughout Australia as NBN Co begins the next phase of future-proofing the country´s national broadband access network (nbn), the company said.

ADTRAN has shipped hundreds of thousands of the most advanced generation of ports for this project. is an excellent fibre service extension technology because it uses existing wired infrastructure to bring higher broadband speeds to customers by linking large capacity fibre networks to homes and businesses.

The first DPUs are being installed in the Sydney suburb of Rockdale, where the newest phase of the wholesale nbn is being built out by 2020. This is the first network in the world to deliver high speeds of broadband via in-ground DPUs, according to NBN Chief Network Engineering Officer Peter Ryan.

ADTRAN, Inc. is the 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