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October 26, 2012

ADTRAN Adds System-Level Vectoring to its Global Broadband Portfolio

By Anshu Shrivastava
TMCnet Contributor

Provider of next-generation networking solutions ADTRAN (News - Alert) has announced the addition of system-level vectoring to its comprehensive global broadband portfolio.

Stephen Wilson, senior analyst at Informa (News - Alert), noted that with vectoring technologies, service providers now have a complete fixed broadband access tool box that not only allows them to offer an expansive portfolio of deep fiber solutions, but also complements their next generation optical services.

“The system-level vectoring that ADTRAN is bringing to market is giving service providers the ability to deliver ultra-broadband services with better performance using field-proven outside plant technology,” Wilson said.

With vectoring, service providers can maximize their network infrastructure by leveraging deep fiber deployments and VDSL2 over existing customer drop facilities, delivering ultra-broadband services that delivers up to 200Mbps to the home based on two-pair bonding.

Company officials said that their embedded base of over 100,000 multi-service access nodes (MSANs) and 100,000 small form-factor DSLAM sites offer the existing customer base tremendous upgrade potential, eliminating the need for a major overhaul to existing infrastructure to deliver competitive speeds and services.

In recent years, there has been a rapid uptake of high-definition television, video on demand services and consumer voice over IP (VoIP). Industry reports note that traditional fixed access service providers have been l seeking a way to remain competitive against cable MSOs.

For a portion of the subscriber base, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployments are being used but a solution is still needed to serve remaining customers, including those in the "final third" service areas.

Company officials said that the VDSL2 vectoring uses crosstalk cancellation, an advanced DSL transmission technology as well as improves subscriber bandwidth by up to 90 percent.

“One of the objectives in bringing vectoring technology to our fixed access broadband portfolio was to provide a flexible solution that allows service providers to economically meet their most challenging service delivery objectives,” said Dr. Eduard Scheiterer, managing director at ADTRAN.

He said that whether it is deploying a standalone, weatherproof solution that can be deployed in any environment -- like the Total Access 1148V -- or a modular MSAN solution that maximizes existing network assets found in the hiX5600 or Total Access 5000, ADTRAN is dramatically lowering deployment costs and improving the performance of vectored VDSL2 for service providers worldwide.

The company’s Total Access 1148V vectored VDSL2 broadband access system provides an innovative approach to the successful deployment of fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) architectures. In addition to delivering ultra-low total cost of ownership (TCO) for voice and video delivery, the product also features environmentally sealed and temperature-hardened design tailored for deployment in extreme environmental conditions and more.

Company officials said that introduction of VDSL2 vectoring technology in the ADTRAN hiX 5600 and the Total Access 5000 product families gives operators greater ability to fully utilize their valuable network assets.

Recently, ADTRAN integrated multi tenancy capabilities into its network virtualization solutions for wireless LAN (WLAN), the Bluesocket (News - Alert) virtual Wireless LAN (vWLAN) solution.

Edited by Rich Steeves
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