|By Business Wire||
|August 27, 2014 05:30 AM EDT||
ADTRAN®, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced an expanded offering of Multiple Dwelling Units (MDU) Optical Network Terminals (ONT) for its market-leading broadband portfolio. Leveraging both pure Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) and G.fast enabled Fiber-to-the-Building (FTTB) deployment architectures, ADTRAN is enabling operators to rapidly expand premium Gigabit services into hard to reach dwellings such as existing high-rises, apartment buildings and other occupied MDUs.
According to the US Census Bureau, MDUs represent 31 percent of all residential buildings in the US, with as much as 80 percent of the population residing in this type of housing in some areas of the country. As a result, operators are looking to define a comprehensive strategy on how to best approach this fast growing market segment. Deploying fiber to the MDU presents vastly different challenges from standalone single-family dwellings or small businesses because intra-building wiring is not an asset controlled by the operator, but by the MDU owner. Because of this, it is critical for service providers to understand the needs of the building owner. Operators are also challenged with addressing service continuity in a high tenant turnover environment and meeting the premium broadband expectations of Millennials – a key MDU demographic. The coexistence of commercial suites in these buildings can also help drive the need for premium service, but require delivery of both SLA-based business Ethernet services in addition to residential services over the same infrastructure.
“We are seeing a steady increase in global demand for FTTH services and foresee a near-term future where Gigabit is available across a service provider’s entire subscriber base,” said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst, Infonetics Research. “While MDUs present a unique set of challenges in terms of density and complexity when delivering FTTH services, this demographic represents a significant business opportunity for service providers. It will be critical for service providers to ensure they are reaching this market with solutions that provide maximum flexibility for their Gigabit service roll out, as well as meeting the high expectations of this broadband savvy audience.”
ADTRAN is helping operators maximize the MDU market opportunity by addressing key cost issues and deployment complications associated with delivering Gigabit services to these locations. Operators recognize that fiber all the way to the end user is the ideal deployment scenario, but optimizing service delivery for a particular dwelling and addressing the largest possible number of subscribers take precedence in these deployments. ADTRAN’s comprehensive portfolio of MDU solutions range from Micro ONTs (µONT) that allow for a permanent installation of Fiber-to-the-Living Unit (FTTLU) when capital is available to MDU ONTs that enable cost-effective, pay-as-you-grow Gigabit delivery via the existing wiring inside the building. For example, in locations where only standard telco wiring exists and rewiring is impractical, ADTRAN helps service providers deliver higher speeds with an alternative, lower cost FTTB deployment model. ADTRAN is leveraging the new DSL acceleration standard – G.fast – to extend from 500 Mbps up to Gigabit-like speeds over the existing CAT-3 in-building wiring. This enables operators to serve an entire high-rise MDU rapidly and economically to accelerate premium services while vastly reducing the construction time and level of disturbance to existing residents.
“MDUs represent a prime business opportunity for service providers around the country. Millennials are a large percentage of the residents in these buildings and place a premium on the availability and quality of their broadband experience. This type of residential demand makes MDUs a perfect target for Gigabit service delivery,” said Darrell Brown, director of product management, broadband access, ADTRAN Carrier Network Division. “ADTRAN is making it easier for service providers to deploy these high-value services with FTTLU µONTs and FTTB G.fast architectures, which not only deliver the right technology solution, but also enable the service provider to build out a cost structure that makes good business sense to the building owners.”
Full portfolio of ADTRAN MDU ONTs to serve all variants of greenfield and occupied multi-dwelling structures from duplex and fourplexes to garden and campus-style apartments to high rises and condominiums. To learn more about ADTRAN’s new suite of FTTH µONTs and FTTB MDU ONTs – including the ADTRAN 400 series, ADTRAN 508VP and ADTRAN 512G ONTs – please visit www.adtran.com/reinvent.
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.
In the midst of the widespread popularity and adoption of cloud computing, it seems like everything is being offered “as a Service” these days: Infrastructure? Check. Platform? You bet. Software? Absolutely. Toaster? It’s only a matter of time. With service providers positioning vastly differing offerings under a generic “cloud” umbrella, it’s all too easy to get confused about what’s actually being offered. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Kevin Hazard, Director of Digital Content for SoftL...
Jul. 1, 2015 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,124
"A lot of the enterprises that have been using our systems for many years are reaching out to the cloud - the public cloud, the private cloud and hybrid," stated Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 1, 2015 12:54 PM EDT Reads: 285
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Jul. 1, 2015 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,017
The time is ripe for high speed resilient software defined storage solutions with unlimited scalability. ISS has been working with the leading open source projects and developed a commercial high performance solution that is able to grow forever without performance limitations. In his session at Cloud Expo, Alex Gorbachev, President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., shared foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as the design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage co...
Jul. 1, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,966
"Plutora provides release and testing environment capabilities to the enterprise," explained Dalibor Siroky, Director and Co-founder of Plutora, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 1, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 979
To many people, IoT is a buzzword whose value is not understood. Many people think IoT is all about wearables and home automation. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed some incredible game-changing use cases and how they are transforming industries like agriculture, manufacturing, health care, and smart cities. He will discuss cool technologies like smart dust, robotics, smart labels, and much more. Prepare...
Jul. 1, 2015 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 713
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society-changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jason Mondanaro, Director, Product Management at Metanga, discussed how you can plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the world...
Jul. 1, 2015 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,219
SYS-CON Events announced today that JFrog, maker of Artifactory, the popular Binary Repository Manager, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based in California, Israel and France, founded by longtime field-experts, JFrog, creator of Artifactory and Bintray, has provided the market with the first Binary Repository solution and a software distribution social platform.
Jul. 1, 2015 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 929
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Simone Brunozzi, VP and Chief Technologist of Cloud Services at VMware, reviewed the changes that the cloud computing industry has gone through over the last five years and shared insights into what the next five will bring. He also chronicled the challenges enterprise companies are facing as they move to the public cloud. He delved into the "Hybrid Cloud" space and explained why every CIO should consider ‘hybrid cloud' as part of their future strategy to achi...
Jul. 1, 2015 11:10 AM EDT Reads: 462
"We have a tagline - "Power in the API Economy." What that means is everything that is built in applications and connected applications is done through APIs," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 1, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 486
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić, Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 1, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 915
Internet of Things is moving from being a hype to a reality. Experts estimate that internet connected cars will grow to 152 million, while over 100 million internet connected wireless light bulbs and lamps will be operational by 2020. These and many other intriguing statistics highlight the importance of Internet powered devices and how market penetration is going to multiply many times over in the next few years.
Jul. 1, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,103
Containers are changing the security landscape for software development and deployment. As with any security solutions, security approaches that work for developers, operations personnel and security professionals is a requirement. In his session at DevOps Summit, Kevin Gilpin, CTO and Co-Founder of Conjur, will discuss various security considerations for container-based infrastructure and related DevOps workflows.
Jul. 1, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 750
Internet of Things (IoT) will be a hybrid ecosystem of diverse devices and sensors collaborating with operational and enterprise systems to create the next big application. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Bramh Gupta, founder and CEO of robomq.io, and Fred Yatzeck, principal architect leading product development at robomq.io, discussed how choosing the right middleware and integration strategy from the get-go will enable IoT solution developers to adapt and grow with the industry, while at th...
Jul. 1, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,915
The most often asked question post-DevOps introduction is: “How do I get started?” There’s plenty of information on why DevOps is valid and important, but many managers still struggle with simple basics for how to initiate a DevOps program in their business. They struggle with issues related to current organizational inertia, the lack of experience on Continuous Integration/Delivery, understanding where DevOps will affect revenue and budget, etc. In their session at DevOps Summit, JP Morgenthal...
Jul. 1, 2015 09:32 AM EDT Reads: 469