United Communications taps ADTRAN Total Access 5000 broadband platform

Telecom Lead America: United Communications has tapped
ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 broadband platform to upgrade its network to offer
triple play services to its subscriber base in central Tennessee.

United Communications has deployed over 20,000 access
lines. The company is now able to deliver a rich set of Fiber-to-the-Home
(FTTH) services – including video, voice and data – that rival any found in any
metro network across the country.

United Communications selected ADTRAN to address the
growing demand from residential and business customers for services like IPTV
and to increase network bandwidth for popular activities such as online gaming,
photo sharing and video streaming, and critical business communications.

Thanks to ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000, United
Communications is now able to perform this upgrade over both its existing
copper and new fiber infrastructures, scale higher value services quickly and
reach a broader set of customers with these advanced services.

The design of ADTRAN’s broadband access platform allows United
Communications to address both legacy and next-generation services. By reducing
loop lengths to maximize the performance of the VDSL and ADSL2+ copper access
technologies in their network, United Communications can deliver
ultra-broadband speeds over their copper infrastructure with ADTRAN’s Total
Access 1100 series sealed Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN) broadband access solutions.

ADTRAN said the combination of the Total Access 1100
series and the Total Access 5000 platform gives United Communications a migration
path toward a converged network architecture which will reduce both capital and
operational expenses moving forward.

We have offered voice and data services to our customers
for a while now, but when we looked at adding a complete triple play offering
to meet our subscriber demand we found that our old solution wasn’t scalable
and could not reach across our entire footprint,” said William Bradford,
president and CEO, United Communications.

Moreover, United Communications can expand the availability
of faster broadband speeds of up to 10Gbps all from a single platform. The
Total Access 5000 system functions as a full featured FTTH and FTTN aggregator
and flexible access platform that enables United Communications the ability to
meet a variety of legacy and emerging service requirements while accommodating
growth in their network.

Consumer demand for immediate online access to their
favorite TV shows, music and movies is really changing the way that service
providers, like United Communications, do business. A triple play service
offering is now a -must have’ value proposition in order to remain competitive
in the market,” said Mitch Fleming, regional vice president of sales, ADTRAN
Carrier Networks Division.

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