ADTRAN Unveils New SD-Access Portfolio to Deliver Gigabit Services to MDUs

ADTRAN Unveils New SD-Access Portfolio to Deliver Gigabit Services to MDUs Image Credit: ADTRAN

ADTRAN has unveiled a new software-defined(SD) access network portfolio to deliver Gigabit broadband services to multi-dwelling units (MDUs).

Powered by ADTRAN Mosaic cloud architecture, the Gigabit access solutions spans NG-PON2, GPON, and ADTRAN FTTH Universal ONT Portfolio. It is designed to enable service providers to rapidly create and deploy user-driven services and support subscriber self-install to speed deployments. 

ADTRAN recognizes that the MDU market is much more complex and multi-faceted than the small business or single family residential markets, so it developed programmable networking functions that enable operators to successfully meet the unique needs of the Millennial and MDU markets by leveraging existing wiring, thus overcoming traditional FTTB roadblocks, to connect apartments and condominiums.

MDUs have traditionally been a challenging market to serve due to the varying types of in-building wiring that have previously made it difficult to deliver FTTB services. ADTRAN said that its portfolio of programmable networking functions enable providers to deliver FTTB services over the MDUs’ existing wires, including fiber, CAT6, CAT5, CAT3 copper, coax and wireless.

According to ADTRAN, the Mosaic Cloud Platform that combines modular apps that have been developed in a microservices software architecture with open source control and orchestration platforms.

Mitch Fleming, VP, Carrier Sales, ADTRAN
ADTRAN’s programmable networking functions enable operators the ability to offer their MDU subscribers self-service portals and customized service choices. For Millennials and digital natives, this user-directed service model has become the norm for purchasing anything from taxi services to airlines to hotels, and we believe their broadband should be no different.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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