FTTH: ADTRAN adds new micro Optical Network Terminals for broadband telecoms

ADTRAN today announced new series of micro Optical Network Terminals (µONTs) targeting the FTTH broadband telecoms — offering up to 60 percent savings in electronics Capex.

The company says telecom service providers can accelerate the adoption of Gigabit Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) and bring down the cost with the new initiative.

ADTRAN said the micro Optical Network Terminals (µONTs) eliminates truck rolls, simplifies installations and eases upgrades while improving end user satisfaction.

“The long term demand for broadband is infinite with consumers wanting instant access anywhere, on any service and any device. This era of next-generation broadband is requiring service providers to effectively evolve, change and grow at a pace faster than ever before,” said Robert Conger, director, global carrier strategy and solutions, ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division.

There are four benefits to telecom broadband players.

First, the company said the no-touch Gigabit fiber end-points reduce FTTH electronics Capex by up to 60 percent.

ADTRAN’s new µONTs reduce overall capital outlay while supporting Gigabit services performance. The µONTs also support the same operational simplification of zero-touch services provisioning enjoyed by ADTRAN’s entire FTTH solution.


Second, Gigabit optimized PON architecture allows more Gigabit services per port to be deployed. ADTRAN claims that its Advanced Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation enables intelligent oversubscription of the PON resource. This allows operators to guarantee a premium user experience to high-end gigabit subscribers.

Third, better quality of experience demands that no capacity bottlenecks happen within platform. This type of non-blocking architecture is inherent to the advanced native Ethernet design of the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 family of products.

Fourth, ADTRAN is enabling service providers to more efficiently address the bandwidth challenges created by Gigabit services with the Optical Networking Edge platform that delivers better network access and edge scalability.

ADTRAN has also shared some of its clients’ experience. For instance, Sycamore Telephone was looking to expand FTTH service into a larger community adjacent to existing service area, effectively increasing the addressable market by 5X.

Rick Ekleberry, broadband operations manager at Sycamore Telephone, said: “We have seen first-hand the benefits our FTTH service has brought to the community and know it is a critical requirement for the economic development of the area. ADTRAN is enabling us to future-proof our network investment as we look to scale our services now and into the future.”

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