ADTRAN announced a new agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), which represents more than 700 cable and broadband operators in all 50 states.
NCTC members will have access to ADTRAN’s broadband access portfolio, including the Total Access 5000 (TA5000) fiber access platform, 10G PON and 10G EPON solutions, Mosaic Subscriber Suite and smart home solutions.
NCTC members serve approximately 15 million consumers with broadband service across 3,000+ communities—many of which are smaller and located in rural areas.
Over 200 NCTC members, including Comporium, Consolidated Communications, Lumos, Vast Broadband and Vexus Fiber, already have deployments underway leveraging ADTRAN’s access solutions and Mosaic Subscriber Suite of innovative software applications and services.
Rich Fickle, CEO and president at NCTC, said: “This new agreement affirms ADTRAN’s willingness to step up and support independent cable and broadband providers with great pricing on end-to-end fiber-to-the-home networks and unparalleled commitment to our members.”
The agreement includes specialized offerings that will help NCTC members design, deploy, test, manage and upgrade their networks. These offerings include access to network evaluation and audit services, resident engineer support services and Virtual CTO services to assist with network design, planning, provisioning and software upgrade support.
“We are committed to delivering the products, technology, software, services and support to fuel NCTC members’ growth as they look to deliver a compelling and profitable broadband subscriber experience at home, work and across the community,” Craig Stein, VP, Americas Sales and Head of Global Business Development at ADTRAN, said.
ADTRAN’s program with NCTC aims to help its members stay competitive in delivering the internet for their end consumers by lowering broadband access/transport costs and offering greater flexibility to expand and evolve services.