ADTRAN, TIM advance open network evolution

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a provider of next-generation open networking solutions, and TIM, Italy´s telco and ICT group, have announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding relating to ADTRAN´s SDN/NFV technologies and platforms for network automation in the access network segment, the companies said.

As per the agreement, TIM will evaluate ADTRAN´s SD-Access solution within its analysis of the advantages and the flexibility offered by SDN architectures applied to its ultra-broadband fiber access network.

The ADTRAN Mosaic Cloud Platform enables service providers to easily install, commission and select the desired services and confirm the provisioned ones. The lab activities will show the benefits of an open platform access model that enables operators to respond more rapidly to ever-scaling customer demands with compelling applications and rapid deployment of services by enabling a more flexible, agile services delivery framework.

This integrated platform can quickly adapt to changing infrastructure needs across all possible access mediums, offering the possibility for new business models via network automation and reduced IT complexity. Service providers will benefit from new customer service flexibility assisting them to face the growth in bandwidth need and customer-driven services.

TIM is Italy´s telco operator and ICT group. Its offer includes landline and mobile voice services, data, premium digital contents — films, music, games, e-books — and services for private customers and businesses.

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