nbn, Adtran to advance broadband access in Australia

Adtran®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a provider of next-generation open networking solutions, has signed a supply agreement to advance high-speed broadband access to the citizens of Australia, the company said.

The executed supply agreement covers software, hardware and services, which includes commitments from both companies to support the ongoing nationwide network rollout.

To date, a number of key milestones have already been completed and both companies successfully completed a GPON network interoperability proof-of-concept program of work. In addition, Adtran IT specialists have been working in a collaborative, agile development process with nbn´s IT team to implement Adtran´s standards-based, multi-vendor DPU management solution, utilizing an open microservices architecture.

Adtran´s Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) solutions combine modern web-scale technology with open-source platforms to facilitate rapid innovation in multi-technology, multi-vendor environments. SD-Access unlocks control and management functions from the underlying network elements, enabling a more flexible, agile services delivery framework. This service agility stems from an open microservices architecture that allows network operations and IT development teams to align.

nbn is building a new and upgraded, fast wholesale broadband network to enable communities across Australia to access fast broadband from their retail service provider.

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.