Openreach selects Adtran’s SDX Series of OLTs

Adtran announced that Openreach has selected Adtran’s SDX Series of OLTs and Mosaic Cloud Platform to ensure availability of gigabit services to 20 million homes by the mid-to-late 2020s with its fibre network.
ADTRAN at MWC 2019 in BarcelonaMore than 600 retail carriers across the United Kingdom rely on Openreach to deliver the wholesale capacity to support services to enterprise, small-to-medium businesses and residential customers.

“We’re making our new broadband network available to around 32,000 UK homes and businesses every week – and we’re on track to reach our target of reaching four and a half million premises by the end of March 2021,” Peter Bell, network technologies director of Openreach said.

Adtran said the SDX platform, which is delivering the industry’s highest OLT port density per rack, will enable Openreach to economically scale its GPON and XGS-PON network in the United Kingdom.

In addition, the platform’s disaggregated, flexible design provides the framework to support Openreach’s customers by delivering the granularity of interconnect speeds required to meet the needs of retail service providers, said Dan Whalen, chief product officer of Adtran.