ADTRAN has expanded its fixed wireless access solutions by adding new millimeter wave (mmWave) mesh and point-to-multipoint (PTMP) solutions assisting telecom operators for the deployment of dense 5G networks.
“Multi-gigabit broadband service extension via fixed wireless is essential to a cost-effective 5G network,” ADTRAN VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy Hossam Salib said.
Telecom operators believe that they can deploy fixed wireless technologies easier and cost effectively than fixed fibre.
The self-organizing technologies are accelerating the densification of mmWave backhaul networks to handle advancements in IoT, smart cities, connected cars and ultra-high speed broadband by connecting multiple nodes wirelessly with other nodes receiving bandwidth from fibre links.
Telecom engineers can also deploy radios without the expensive radio frequency (RF) planning required for point-to-point deployments.
ADTRAN is working with a number of Tier 1 carriers and regional service providers in the U.S. and EMEA to deploy and manage access and backhaul networks utilizing mmWave / mesh / SON technologies.
Telefonica 10G PON
Telefonica is demonstrating 10G PON at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) in Barcelona. This will be Telefonica’s first demonstration leveraging an SDN-enabled Broadband Access (SEBA) architecture, including a virtualized control plane, to deliver converged residential, business and mobile backhaul services.
Telefonica’s demo at MWC 2019 is the next step in evolving the operator’s global FTTH coverage of more than 30 million homes.
ADTRAN will supply its SDX 10G PON OLTs to aggregate multi-vendor ONTs as part of the demonstration.
ADTRAN Americas CTO Robert Conger said: “Telefonica is leveraging ADTRAN’s SD-Access portfolio with 10G PON to support existing FTTH subscribers while seamlessly providing a path to higher-bandwidth services.”