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Press Release -- December 14th, 2011
Source: ADTRAN
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, Video, Wavelength

ADTRAN Streamlines Backhaul Service Deployment into ONE platform by Creating Scalable Service Separation

Cell-site optimized wavelength services and web-based SLA monitoring tool delivers 4G backhaul and broadband access synergy eliminating the need for overlay network builds

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 14, 2011-- ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that carriers can now leverage its Optical Networking Edge (ONE) portfolio and Advanced Operational Environment (AOE) to eliminate the need for capital-intensive overlay builds to support 4G backhaul services. The combination of ONE and AOE assures stringent SLAs are met as carriers look to improve their competiveness as they offer broadband services and cell-site backhaul services from a single architecture. In today's competitive access market, a tremendous strain is being put on network access infrastructures as wholesale service providers look to support backhaul traffic from Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) who are offering more 4G-enabled devices capable of delivering premium, higher-bandwidth video and data services. ADTRAN's solution provides scalable services separation for each service provider, assuring a high quality of experience for both residential and mobile broadband services.

Given the growing cost competitiveness in both the mobile backhaul and residential broadband markets, providing service providers with an efficient way to address both markets with a single solution is critical. ADTRAN addresses this opportunity with its web-based SLA monitoring tool and cell-optimized wavelength service capabilities so that each type of traffic can be guaranteed and provisioned as needed. This enables ADTRAN's customers to get the most out of their network assets and grow their overall addressable market opportunity in both mobile and residential backhaul applications. In the past, parallel packet networks or circuit-based SONET networks would be constructed at great cost to ensure each new service did not impact the quality of another which is at odds with the need for low cost, highly scalable backhaul services.

Total Access 5000 ONE system delivers both wavelength and Ethernet switching separation, enabling carriers to cost-effectively capitalize on both the growing mobile backhaul and residential broadband business opportunities without risking quality of service (QoS) issues symptomatic of many multi-service solutions. The ADTRAN ONE solution eliminates QoS impacting network bottlenecks by delivering MEF-certified, wavelength separated Ethernet services to residential customers, business customers and cell sites over the same network infrastructure. Carriers can now deliver important service isolation for each individual mobile network operator that may share a single cell site or simultaneously offer residential broadband and wholesale services.

“Wide-scale deployment of integrated Ethernet and optical technologies create a single architecture that can lower equipment costs while serving many different applications,” said Ron Kline, Principal Analyst Network Infrastructure, Ovum. “With this deployment scenario, the SLA on the Ethernet service becomes a critical factor. Operators are increasingly relying on end-to-end service-layer intelligence provided by control and management plane software to differentiate offerings and create new revenue opportunities.”

ADTRAN takes the service separation and QoS requirements to the next level by enabling its customers a means for the efficient collection, the proactive analysis and the clear presentation of service and network data used to verify stringent backhaul service levels agreements (SLA). ADTRAN’s Advanced Operational Environment (AOE) Service Monitor solution is a non-service affecting portal-based tool that provides intuitive, proactive reporting of SLA compliance status including customer bandwidth, and ITU-T Y.1731-based performance statistics for one-way frame delay, delay variation, and frame loss.

“We developed ONE to solve the bandwidth bottleneck at the edge of the network and AOE to change the management paradigm to focus on the service rather than the equipment,” said Robert Conger, ADTRAN Carrier Ethernet product line manager. “By leveraging these two solutions, broadband and mobile backhaul carriers can increase their competitiveness in these two strategic markets by offering high performance, scalable services at the lowest cost of ownership.”

About ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions. ADTRAN's products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide.

For more information, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923-8726) or via email at info@adtran.com. On the Web, visit www.adtran.com.

Source: ADTRAN, Inc.

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