ADTRAN Expands Packet Optical Capacity by 8x to Achieve Best in Class

Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:30am EDT

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High-density Carrier Ethernet service delivery and transport module increases
scalable reliability for cloud, mobile and video applications
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(Business Wire)--
ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking
solutions, today announced a significant expansion of its award-winning Optical
Networking Edge (ONE) solution. The new single slot Carrier Ethernet module
supports 8x10GE optical transport with Ethernet switching, and enables
efficient, high-capacity access/edge to the metro core interconnect. The new
module also expands the service delivery, aggregation and transport capacity of
the Total Access® 5000, a 21 usable slot system, to more than 200Gbps per slot.
This gives service providers an increased level of scalable reliability to more
effectively respond to the demand for premium services. 

With enterprise customers migrating to cloud services, mobile networks consuming
more IP data than voice, and residential customers watching unprecedented
quantities of videos online, the need for bandwidth continues to explode. As a
result, access and edge networks are now required to scale from 1Gbps and
2.5Gbps to multiple 10Gbps with an easy path for future upgrades to 100Gbps.
ADTRAN`s ONE solution suite integrates a right-sized packet optical solution
with Broadband Access and Carrier Ethernet service delivery enabling seamless
networking from access to core via wavelength, OTN or MEF-compliant Carrier
Ethernet switching. This allows service providers the ability to quickly and
cost-effectively deploy the premium services demanded by enterprise and
residential customers regardless of the associated bandwidth requirements. 

The new module, the Ethernet Transport Optical Switch (ETOS-10), is built upon
the highly successful 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) service centric ETOS-1 and
continues to deliver carrier-grade redundancy and protection for various
applications. The primary features and benefits are as follows:

* Expanded premium services scalability supporting the rollout of 10Gbps
enterprise and datacenter services, 1Gbps 4G/LTE mobile backhaul services and
100Mbps residential broadband services delivery. 
* Reduced time-to-revenue via the increased network simplicity gained from the
support of end-to-end multi-ring, mesh and subtended 10GE access rings
topologies. 
* Increased quality of experience via reduced network latency and integrated
advanced service level assurance (SLA) and services management toolset.

"From the start, ADTRAN`s ONE solution has been designed to reduce the
complexity of packet optical networking to help service providers increase
flexibility and simplify operations in order to accelerate next-generation
service delivery for their customers," said Mano Nachum, packet optical
networking product line manager, ADTRAN`s Carrier Networks Division. "The
addition of the ETOS-10 is another significant step ahead that establishes first
to market leadership in delivering higher capacity, multi-10Gbps Packet Optical
Ethernet integrated with multi-services access and aggregation in a right-sized
package." 

About ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications
equipment. 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,
please visit www.adtran.com.

Connect2 Communications for ADTRAN, Inc.
Halley Spong, 919-435-9126
halley@connect2comm.com

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