(NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced the introduction of the ADTRAN Advanced Services Architecture. Available across the entire ADTRAN ultra broadband portfolio, the ADTRAN Advanced Services Architecture helps carriers make the transition towards network convergence and service consolidation by offering a robust, resilient and redundant infrastructure that is ideally suited for triple-play as well as service level agreement (SLA) based business and backhaul services. This breakthrough architecture is optimized to deliver a mix of residential, enterprise and mobile backhaul services over a common, next-generation network while offering advanced service management and forward-looking network automation capabilities.
Historically, wireline service providers have deployed independent networks to meet the needs of their residential, enterprise and backhaul customers, with each network developed for their specific customer needs. Today, service providers are being challenged to deliver Gigabit-ready residential services, high-bandwidth and widely available cloud connectivity services for enterprise customers, and scalable Ethernet and optical access for mobile backhaul and data center connectivity - all requiring varying service level agreements (SLAs), simplified service automation requirements. In order to transition towards an all-fiber future, while maintaining the capability to deploy any of these services rapidly at any point in the network, it is no longer practical to deploy separate overlay networks to address each of these market segment needs.
“Two key trends we see in today’s fixed access market – higher bandwidth demand and service convergence – are coming to a head as service providers are looking for ways to build out a profitable network for the future,” said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst, broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. “Service providers need a multi-Gigabit service architecture and compact, scalable FTTx ultra broadband solutions that are optimized for premium services to reach the largest addressable market possible with the right economic value proposition.”