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ADTRAN Demos New SD-Access Gateways

November 08, 2016

Service providers like the cable and telephone companies have been pursuing software-defined networking due in large part to its ability to enable more automation and control in network management and provisioning, and to help them avoid vendor lock in. ADTRAN Inc. addresses all of the above with its new 10G-PON SD-Access portfolio of residential and business gateways.

Powered by the ADTRAN Mosaic OS, the SD-Access gateways extend SDN control to the customer edge and support service orchestration across the whole of the access network. And their design allows for interoperability, which frees the service providers from being locked in to specific vendors, a nice change from the traditional ONT scenario.

“Service providers have historically faced a common problem with ONTs being closed and proprietary,” said Julie Kunstler, principal analyst at Ovum. “Native SDN control allows for greatly simplified interoperability, breaking service providers out of the vendor lock-in that exists in traditional PON systems.”

The ADTRAN SDX 600 residential and business gateways support NG-PON2 and XGS-PON. They integrate business VoIP, Carrier Ethernet, dynamic RF management, and Self Optimizing Network functionality. And they are scalable and can support data, smart home, video, and voice solutions for cable providers and telcos and their customers.

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The company is demonstrating a proof of concept using this solution to enable rapid, zero-touch onboarding of cloud-based 10G Carrier Ethernet services over an SDN NG-PON2 network this week at MEF16 in Baltimore, Md. Spirent is also involved in the demonstration, which will also showcase automated turn-up verification, intelligent SLA monitoring, programmable network modification, and proactive service assurance.

“Service providers are demanding highly programmable residential and business gateways that support both an agile 10Gbps physical connection and a zero-touch deployment model which leads to dramatically reduced operational costs and improved quality of experience,” said Jeremy Harris, portfolio manager, customer devices at ADTRAN.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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