Adtran unveils Crossover Enclosure solution
Oct 29, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Adtran, Inc., a provider of next-generation networking solutions, has announced the introduction of the ADTRAN Crossover Enclosure.
This innovative solution is bridging the gap between a sealed DSLAM pedestal and a traditional FTTN cabinet. The ADTRAN Crossover enclosure is a rapidly deployable Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN) solution that rivals the cost and simple installation of sealed DSLAM solutions but incorporates the unmatched service options available from the Total Access 5000 MSAP family.
The solution is purpose-built for the simultaneous support of both FTTN and Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) access supporting a seamless migration path from 100Mbps VDSL2 Vectoring to full Gigabit FTTH services for future demand. This complete turnkey solution is benefiting from the availability of new ADTRAN Total Access 5004 compact ultra broadband node and other ADTRAN Advanced Services Architecture components.
Wrapped around the smallest member of the ADTRAN MSAP family, the ADTRAN Crossover becomes the most compact member of the ADTRAN Total Access cabinet portfolio, measuring less than 40 inches in height, yet provides an ample 15 cubic feet in volume. The ultra-compact size allows for more "pedestal-like" mounting techniques such as an integrated stake down option that eliminates the need for a concrete pad and drastically reduces the costs and time required for FTTN and FTTH installation.
ADTRAN's Crossover cabinet extends the service providers' ability to deploy a mix of innovative residential and small business access services further into the outside plant as they enter new markets. As one of the most economically compelling access solutions on the market today, the Crossover enables service providers to quickly realize an improved ROI based on the smaller form factor, lower installation costs and ability to tailor services expansion based on the needs of each individual market.
As part of the new Total Access 5004 solution portfolio, the Crossover enclosure offers full resources to migrate seamlessly from FTTN to a mix of FTTN and FTTH and eventually to 100 percent FTTH. As a result, service providers can deploy a wide range of FTTx service architectures, including: FTTN VDSL2 Vectoring; FTTH GPON; FTTH Gigabit; Carrier Ethernet and mobile backhaul and packet optical edge.
The solution incorporates one or two Total Access 5004s into a pre-packaged Remote Terminal (RT) solution and is specifically designed to support a seamless migration to FTTH services by simultaneously supporting up to 192 VDSL2 in-service customers and over four thousand GPON customers, due to integrating the fiber patch and splice storage with internal fiber splitters needed to support, in parallel, 192 in-service FTTH ports. This accelerates the penetration of fiber access architectures by uniquely providing a well-thought out transition path from DSL networks.
The ADTRAN Crossover enclosure provides a more economical, operationally simplified solution by uniquely integrating special equipment generally only found in large remote cabinets but often demanded especially when traditional phone service, such as POTS, is deployed.
Optional, integrated special equipment of this solution include: redundant access and networking modules that are required to support life-line POTS phone and SLA-based business service availability requirements; line or span powering for when utility power is not available; DC rectifier with battery backup when AC power can be sourced; high capacity bonded copper backhaul for when fiber access is not available and cross connect when the service delivery solution cannot be deployed near an existing cross connect cabinet.
"ADTRAN has been helping service providers cost-effectively extend next generation broadband services into hard to reach areas for over a decade, having deployed over a 100,000 sealed DSLAM solutions in that time," said Darrell Brown, director of broadband access product line management for ADTRAN's Carrier Networks Division.
"Following on that heritage the ADTRAN Crossover enclosure provides operators another opportunity to effectively expand their market reach and applicability of ultra broadband networks. Beyond that we are allowing our customers to reduce the investment required to upgrade their FTTx deployments as they move to FTTH architectures."
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