Wightman Telecom selects ADTRAN for FTTH deployment


ADTRAN, a provider of networking solutions, announced
that Wightman Telecom, a progressive Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC)
and a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) serving communities in Canada,
has selected the Total Access 5000 for Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployments
throughout its service area.



The unique All-Ethernet architecture of the Total Access
5000 offers a wealth of benefits including scalability and flexibility of
services paving the way for additional high-speed, bandwidth-intensive services
for Wightman’s subscribers in the future.



We needed a flexible platform that would provide an
evolutionary path and maximize the ROI of our copper base while allowing us to
transition to FTTH without a forklift upgrade. We needed a vendor that would
provide a robust product with an aggressive roadmap and long-term support.
ADTRAN and its Total Access 5000 were the perfect solution,” said Tom Sullivan,
vice president and general manager of Wightman Telecom.



Because of the flexibility of this next-generation
platform, we will realize operational expense savings and increased revenue
streams as we continue to roll out triple-play services to our customers.
Today, we are exploiting our existing copper infrastructure, retiring an
end-of-life switching platform and continuing our evolution to FTTH. We see
FTTH as the end game and ADTRAN with its Total Access 5000 provided us the best
path to achieve this over the long term,” Sullivan added.



The ADTRAN http://www.adtran.com Total Access 5000’s architecture
enables service providers to protect their investment and future-proof their
networks. With a multi-terabit backplane, the Total Access 5000 offers
unmatched capacity and scalability. Using the industry’s widest range of access
and transport modules, it is extremely flexible, allowing service providers to
easily launch multiple new services from a common platform.



The Total Access 5000 allows service providers, like
Wightman, to address the needs of today, while providing the ability to address
future service needs for decades to come,” said Randy Garvey, general manager,
ADTRAN Canada.



ADTRAN recently announced that Moundville Telephone Company, a service provider serving West-Central Alabama, has selected
ADTRAN’s broadband portfolio including Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access
and Aggregation Platform (MSAP), to enhance its triple-play and high-speed
Internet access service delivery.



This will enable Moundville to expand the range, reach
and performance of a variety of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) services and upgrade
existing DSL services. In addition, the service provider will also utilize the
ADTRAN solution for mobile backhaul applications, enabling the transition to
Ethernet transport.



By Telecomlead.com Team
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