ADTRAN Delivers High-Performance Ethernet Anywhere as Enterprise Customers Embrace the Cloud

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced an expansion of its market leading Carrier Ethernet product portfolio. This expansion will help service providers better leverage the growing interest from enterprise customers looking to embrace public and private cloud-based services. ADTRAN has a strong track record of accelerating network changes that enable service providers to quickly launch new revenue generating services. Continuing to raise the bar, ADTRAN announces a new series of MEF-compliant access gateways that deliver High-Performance Ethernet to effectively support diverse, multi-site connectivity. These innovations round out one of the industry’s broadest Carrier Ethernet portfolios, ensuring that ADTRAN’s customers can deliver better services to more customers – sooner.

The solutions are an alternative to costly fibre and microwave build-outs or expensive SDH/SONET access tariffs by leveraging existing infrastructure which speeds delivery of the most sought after Ethernet service segment (100Mbps). High-Performance Ethernet is optimised for delivering high-capacity downstream bandwidth over an extended service reach to better align with the traffic demands associated with cloud computing, as well as traditional business applications such as email and streaming video.

“Cloud computing has changed the game in terms of how companies are accessing the network, and that is changing the connection requirements to higher bandwidth, especially in the downstream direction,” stated Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst, Infonetics Research. “The market opportunity for high-bandwidth services of 100Mbps or more has evolved as virtually every business from health care and education to mobile backhaul and large enterprises look to adopt new centralized applications. ADTRAN designed this portfolio such that service providers can accelerate their delivery of cost-effective, scalable Ethernet without limitations to the type of business access medium.”

With millions of business and residential access ports deployed globally, ADTRAN is in a unique position to deliver scalable innovation that helps service providers reinvent access to stay at the leading edge. High-Performance Ethernet uniquely blends higher speed, physical layer ITU-T standards (G.993.2 and 992.5) and G.998.2 PTM/EFM bonding and resiliency standards.

ADTRAN’s new High-Performance Ethernet solutions include:


      • NetVanta 868 Carrier Ethernet Access Gateway optimised for large enterprises.
      • Extending 100 – 400Mbps Ethernet services to a variety of vertical markets whose locations continue to wait for fibre installation.
      • NetVanta 850 Carrier Ethernet Access Gateway optimised for infrastructure backhaul.
      • Extending 50 – 100Mbps Ethernet backhaul services to service both cell site and DSLAM backhaul in response to 4G and residential broadband initiatives.
      • Total Access® 1424S-CE Carrier Ethernet Access Gateway optimised for remote offices.
    • Extending both 10 and 100Mbps Ethernet services to far-flung branch offices

The company’s versatile Carrier Ethernet access portfolio, anchored by the Total Access 5000 Ethernet access and aggregation platform, is enabling customers to deliver scalable services from 1Mbps to 10Gbps thus serving the SOHO, enterprise and wholesale markets.

“Business Ethernet services are a driving force behind our customer’s growth plans,” said Robert Conger, product line manager, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “ADTRAN is committed to delivering the most versatile, most automated carrier-grade Ethernet solutions in support of this tremendous growth opportunity. Our ability to help service providers reach any customer, over any network is a key part of ADTRAN’s vision.”

ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communication 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.