ADTRAN expands Optical Networking Edge portfolio

Telecom Lead America: ADTRAN, a provider of
next-generation networking solutions, has expanded its Optical Networking
Edge (ONE) portfolio with the addition of new capabilities.

The new capabilities will enable all optical multi-ring
and mesh topologies required in metro and middle-mile networks.


The Optical Networking Edge(ONE) portfolio now includes a
new four-degree Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (mini-ROADM)
system-on-a-blade, which enables enhanced flexibility for service providers.


The enhanced flexibility allows service providers to
respond to shifts in traffic and capacity demands in their residential,
business, wholesale and mobile backhaul networks.


The ONE portfolio also doubles capacity for service
providers with up to 88 wavelengths of 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) and allows
for future upgrade to 100Gbps networking and services.


Ron Kline, principal analyst, Network Infrastructure,
Ovum said the new four-degree, grid-less ROADM for ADTRAN’s ONE converged
packet optical product supports both 100GHz and 50GHz designs, extending ONE’s
network role to support metro mesh-centric and middle-mile applications.


The new features allow service providers to rapidly
respond to customer requirements in dynamic markets like residential broadband,
carrier Ethernet and 4G backhaul.


The ROADM technology gives operators a bridge between
edge and core networks and provides the flexibility to evolve channel plans
over time as higher speed wavelengths are deployed in the metro.


Mano Nachum, packet optical networking product line
manager, ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division, said the enhanced ONE capabilities
allow service providers to take full advantage of the benefits of agile
photonics in response to the ever growing traffic and capacity demands on their
metro, middle-mile and access edge networks.


ADTRAN provides ONE solution to Farmers Mutual Telephone for
cell site backhaul services


Recently, Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (FMTC), a full
service communications services provider in Northwest Ohio, selected ADTRAN and
delivering wireless services and cell site backhaul for Tier 1 mobile operators
based on ADTRAN’s Optical Networking Edge (ONE) solution


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