Profile: ADTRAN Inc (ADTN.O)
5 Dec 2013
ADTRAN, Inc., incorporated in November 1985, designs, manufactures and markets solutions and provides services and support for communications networks. The Company’s solutions are deployed by providers of communications services (serviced by its Carrier Networks Division), and small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) (serviced by its Enterprise Networks Division), and enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across wireline and wireless networks. The Company operates in two segments: the Carrier Networks Division and the Enterprise Networks Division. During the year ended December 31, 2011, sales of Carrier Networks products accounted for 79.4% of total revenue, while sales of Enterprise Networks products accounted for 20.6%. On August 4, 2011, the Company acquired Bluesocket, Inc. In May 2012, the Company announced the completion of its acquisition of the Nokia Siemens Networks Fixed Line Broadband Access Business.
The Company’s Carrier Networks Division provides products and services used by service providers to deliver voice, data and video services to their customers’ premises and to mobile network cell sites. These products are located in central exchange offices or remote terminals, serving area interconnect locations and cell site locations for mobile networks. Its Enterprise Networks Division provides products and services used by enterprise customers to construct voice, data and video networks within the customer’s site or among distributed sites. As of December 31, 2011, its combined product portfolio for both divisions consists of approximately 1,800 high-speed network access and communication devices. Its products connect two ends of a circuit and serve to transmit, route, and/or switch the data, voice, and/or video traffic traveling across that circuit.
The Company develops, markets, and supports high-speed network access solutions for use across Internet protocol (IP), asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), and time division multiplexed (TDM) architectures in both wireline and wireless network applications. Its three product categories are carrier systems, business networking and loop access. Carrier systems products are used by communications service providers to provide data, voice and video services to consumers and enterprises. The Carrier Systems category includes its broadband access products consisted of Total Access 5000 multi-service access and aggregation platform products, Total Access 1100/1200 Series Fiber-To-The-Node (FTTN) products, Ultra Broadband Ethernet (UBE) and Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) products. Its broadband access products are used by service providers to deliver Internet access, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), IP Television (IPTV), and/or Ethernet services from the central office or remote terminal locations to customer premises. The Carrier Systems category also includes its optical access products. These products consist of optical access multiplexers and transceivers, including those used in its Optical Networking Edge (ONE) products, NetVanta 8000 series products, and its family of OPTI products. Optical access products are used to deliver bandwidth services, aggregate low bandwidth services, or transport wavelength services across a fiber optic infrastructure. Business networking products provide access to telecommunication services, facilitating the delivery of converged services and Unified Communications to the SME market. The Business Networking category includes internetworking products and integrated access devices (IADs). Internetworking products consist of its Total Access IP Business Gateways, Optical Network Terminals (ONTs), Virtual Wireless local area network (LAN) products and NetVanta product lines. NetVanta products include multi-service routers, managed Ethernet switches, IP private branch exchange (PBX) products, IP phone products, unified communications solutions, unified threat management (UTM) solutions, and carrier Ethernet network terminating equipment (NTE). IAD products consist of our Total Access 600 Series and the Total Access 850.
Loop Access products are used by carrier and enterprise customers for access to copper-based telecommunications networks. The Loop Access category includes products, such as Digital Data Service (DDS) and Integrated Services Digital Network (Total Reach) products, High bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line (HDSL) products, including Total Access 3000 HDSL and Time Division Multiplexed-Symmetrical HDSL (TDM-SHDSL) products, T1/E1/T3, Channel Service Units/Data Service Units, and TRACER fixed wireless products. In addition, it identifies subcategories of product revenues, which it divides into core products and legacy products. Its core products consist of Broadband Access and Optical Access products (included in Carrier Systems) and Internetworking products (included in Business Networking) and its legacy products include HDSL products (included in Loop Access).
The Company’s Carrier Networks Division supplies the network access products, services and support that these service providers require to connect their customers to core transmission and switching networks. Services enabled using its systems include voice services, VoIP, IPTV, RF Video, Internet access and data services based upon Ethernet, frame relay, TDM, and ATM networks, connecting the network with user components, such as switches, routers, gateways, IADs, PBXs, wireless LAN products and telephone key systems. ADTRAN devices, deployed at the business site, are enabling carriers to provide Ethernet services to SMEs and distributed enterprises. Its solutions provide end-to-end solution for carriers by supporting both new fiber-based infrastructure and also allowing them to reuse their existing copper infrastructure. Telecommunications networks are transitioning from TDM and circuit-switched technology to IP and Ethernet-based packet networks, which offer services, such as Internet access, VoIP, and IPTV. It designs solutions, which allow service providers to leverage existing network assets, by providing a migration path to new broadband technologies and services. Its multi-service access and aggregation platforms are used to provide multi-gigabit Ethernet capability. Its optical technologies enable subscriber access solutions for fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) and FTTN architectures. Its multi-service access and aggregation platform with the FTTN series of outside plant DSLAM products and Its UBE products are used to shorten copper loop lengths.
The Company offers service providers a single platform, which can accommodate demand for a range of Internet speed, voice, data and video services from businesses and residential customers. It provides Total Access products, which connect to fiber optic and copper network backbones, making them suitable for installation in many parts of the network and enabling deployment of a range of voice, video and data services globally. Deployed in central offices, remote terminals, or multi-tenant units, the system encompasses carrier-class solutions for fiber and copper broadband multi-service access, digital subscriber line (DSL) access, carrier Ethernet access, and narrowband multi-service access. Designed with fiber deployment in mind, the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 provides switching and bandwidth for ultra-broadband services. Optical Line Terminals (OLTs) provide either 2.5 gigabits per second of bandwidth per passive optical network (PON) or up to one gigabit per second per end user. ADTRAN’s Total Access 300 series family of Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) provides carriers with different delivery options for residential, business and mobile backhaul opportunities. The Total Access 5000 offers a range of broadband solutions from an all-Ethernet platform. Its Total Access DSLAMS allow service providers to realize ultra-broadband speeds over their existing copper infrastructure and enabling the delivery of advanced communications and entertainment services. The Total Access 1100 Series broadband access products provide approach to deploy of FTTN architectures.
The Company provides Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) compliant products, which enable the delivery of these services. ADTRAN has a portfolio of solutions for Business Ethernet services utilizing Fiber (EoF), Copper (EoCu) and TDM (EoTDM). The ADTRAN Total Access 5000 supports copper pair bonding of xDSL loops for direct Ethernet service delivery. Leveraging a complete end-to-end solution with the NetVanta 800 and NetVanta 8000 Series of network termination equipment, the Total Access 5000 also offers an approach to delivering Ethernet services by bonded copper, bonded circuits, and fiber while supporting multi-megabit rates. This combination allows carriers to offer Ethernet services across the entire network.
With the integration of EoF in the Total Access 5000 and NetVanta 8000 platforms, ADTRAN offers a solution, which supports service migration as providers continue to examine the customer demand for greater bandwidth. Optical Networking Edge (ONE) has been added to its product portfolio to enable packet optical services at the edge of the network and integrated optical transport solutions. The ADTRAN ONE solutions combine core packet optical networking, such as miniature Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexer (mini-ROADM), Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM), Scalable Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport Network (OTN), and SONET/SDH with access services under the Total Access 5000 multi-service access and aggregation platform. ONE modules fit into the installed base or new deployment of the Total Access 5000 platform to deliver integrated access, aggregation and transport, which enables service providers to service delivery and network operations. ONE allows service providers the ability to deliver, aggregate, and transport carrier grade services up to 10 gigabits per second and beyond. The ONE portfolio supports photonics and tunable pluggable optics. These advancements provide operators with network architecture and the transition from circuit to packet optical services. Its OPTI product family includes a multi-service provisioning platform, the OPTI-6100, delivering Ethernet connectivity and transport to cellular sites using a range of fiber optic ring architectures. Its OPTI-3 fiber multiplexer provides OC-3 capacity in terminal mode and DS3 range extension applications. The OPTI-6100 chassis is available in small (SMX), medium (MX) and large (LMX) options providing a range of low-density to high-density applications, with a range of mounting options to meet customer requirements. Its solutions provide for optical transport in compact enclosures for cell site traffic backhaul and feature single fiber operation for facility utilization and integration with the ADTRAN Total Access family of products and associated multiplexers. All of these products enable wireless and wireline service providers to handle network traffic by consolidating multiple circuits into a single facility, to upgrade their networks to support services. These devices provide a migration path from TDM systems to Ethernet/IP networks and also support techniques for bonding multiple physical circuits into a single virtual circuit.
ADTRAN HDSL products are manufactured in a range of configurations for use in DS1 deployment platform for voice and data services. SHDSL products were developed to provide symmetrical solutions for the transport of high-speed business-class services. In addition to its product portfolio and standard pre- and post-sales technical support, the CN division offers a range of professional services to provide customers with deployment, maintenance and management services. Deployment service offerings include engineering, installation, configuration, turn-up and test, training, and project management services, as well as pre-assembled and wired rack and cabinet assemblies. Management services facilitate remote management and monitoring of the service providers’ networks.
The Company develops and supports systems to centralize the configuration, provisioning, and management of its network access products. These systems are used to configure, monitor, and control ADTRAN equipment installed in the network. It has added the Advanced Operational Environment (AOE) set of products to provide integrated end-to-end service aware network management tools, which enhance network planning, service activation, service assurance, and decision support tools for its customers’ operations. Its Total Access Element Management System is an all-Java application, which provides configuration, performance, network assurance, and provisioning functions for ADTRAN Total Access products.
The Company competes with Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, Ciena, Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson, Tellabs, Nokia Siemens Networks, Actelis, Zhone Technologies, Calix Networks and Overture Networks.
The Company’s Cloud Connectivity solutions enable service providers to deliver hosted and bundled services offerings, which enable businesses to connect to the public or private cloud. These service provider bundled services include Hosted Voice and Unified Communications, Hosted Wireless Local Area Networking (WLAN), Business Internet Access, Business Ethernet, Private Network, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking, Managed Security, Managed Unified Communications and SIP Trunking with Private Branch eXchange (PBX) bundles. ADTRAN Enterprise solutions offered as a key element of these business bundles include IP Business Gateways, Access Routers, Ethernet Switches, hosted Unified Communications Solutions and Unified Threat Management. ADTRAN Total Access and NetVanta IP Business Gateways (IPBGs) are deployed by the service provider at the demarcation point on the customer premises. An ADTRAN IPBG combines the functionality of a voice gateway, multi-service router and firewall into a single device. Its products offer a platform for delivering cloud services to the enterprise customer. ADTRAN multi-service routers move data between networked computers over public or private IP, Frame Relay, MultiProtocol Label Switching leased-line infrastructures or carrier-supplied Ethernet services. These devices include features to route traffic between multiple destinations, secure the network against cyber attacks, ensure the privacy of data as it is transported across the Internet, and restore communications in the event of equipment or network failure. Its multi-service routers provide Internet access and interconnect corporate locations and when deployed in the workgroup environment with its managed Layer 2 and Layer 3 (L2/L3) Ethernet switches provide connectivity from the WAN to the end user’s desktop computer and IP Phone. Its managed L2/L3 switches range in speeds up to multi-Gigabit and include power over Ethernet (PoE) options. ADTRAN multi-service router products include both modular and fixed-configuration solutions. The NetVanta router portfolio offers a range of business-class features, including quality of service (QoS), firewall, VPN, network performance monitoring and voice quality monitoring (VQM).
ADTRAN Enterprise Communications solutions are premises-based solutions, which enable businesses to become more productive and more capable through efficient communications and communication enabled business processes. ADTRAN provides enterprises with solutions from the network edge to the desktop. ADTRAN Enterprise Communications solutions include unified communications, IP communications solutions, and wireless and wireline LAN (Local Area Networking) infrastructure solutions. ADTRAN’s NetVanta UC products deliver end-to-end unified communications, which bridge the gap between telephony, desktop communications productivity and business processes. ADTRAN’s NetVanta UC Server enables CEBP while providing simplicity and value to businesses that want to make a smooth transition from simple telephony to a unified communications solution without sacrificing their PBX and business systems investments. There are four platforms in the NetVanta UC solutions portfolio: NetVanta UC Server, NetVanta Business Application Server, NetVanta Enterprise Communications Server, and NetVanta Business Communications System. The addition of UC solutions is a logical extension of our Enterprise portfolio enabling our customers to continue to look to ADTRAN as a total solution provider. Additionally, NetVanta UC solutions provide the flexibility to be customized and optimized to address the communications-enabled business processes (CEBP) and customer service needs of a range of vertical markets, such as banking, hospitality, education, healthcare, retail, and real estate. ADTRAN’s IP Communications solution delivers integrated single box solution for small business communications needs.
ADTRAN Virtual Mobility solutions deliver end-point freedom across the enterprise by utilizing virtualized, cloud-based solutions for connectivity, communications and collaboration. ADTRAN Virtual Mobility solutions empower users to access enterprise resources anytime, anywhere on any device and deliver a service experience. The ADTRAN virtual mobility solutions include virtual wireless LAN (vWLAN) solutions and build on ADTRAN’s portfolio of internetworking solutions. The ADTRAN Operating System (AOS) is common across many of it internetworking products, optimizing its product development resources. It develops and supports network productivity tools and systems to centralize the configuration and management of its internetworking products. These tools aid in the management of networks powered by ADTRAN internetworking products and includes the nCommand MSP (managed service provider) management platform. nCommand MSP streamlines a service provider’s product life cycle management efforts, including remote monitoring and management of ADTRAN NetVanta or Total Access solutions. A Web-based platform, nCommand MSP simplifies device deployment and enables Managed Service Providers, service providers and enterprise information technology (IT) organizations to deliver on Service Level Agreements.
ADTRAN offers technical support services. It provides pre- and post-sales technical support and a range of training options. It offers installation and maintenance services. ADTRAN Custom Extended Services (ACES) guarantees access to technical support engineers and offers five different maintenance programs ranging from five days-a-week, eight hours-a-day and next business day equipment replacement to seven days-a-week, twenty-four hours-a-day and equipment replacement within four hours of notification. Its service and support offerings are available to all ADTRAN customers.
The Company competes with Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Avaya, Hewlett Packard, Enterasys Networks, Extreme Networks, Aruba Networks and ShoreTel.
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