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Arthur selects ADTRAN for next-generation FTTH network
[November 20, 2012]

Arthur selects ADTRAN for next-generation FTTH network

Nov 20, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- ADTRAN, Inc., a provider of next-generation networking solutions, has announced that Arthur Mutual Telephone Company, a cooperative telephone company serving rural northwest Ohio, has selected ADTRAN to power its next-generation fiber-to-the-home, or FTTH, network.

After realizing its former incumbent vendor's DSL platform could not deliver the desired bandwidth necessary for triple play services, like IPTV, Arthur modernized its network with ultra-high speed broadband over fiber through a Rural Utilities Service (RUS) loan from the US Department of Agriculture. Arthur chose the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 platform as the foundation for this upgraded network for its scalability and point-to-point Active Ethernet architecture, enabling Arthur to deliver services to residential and business customers over advanced networks in Ohio, ADTRAN said.

One of the critical factors for Arthur during the selection process was choosing an ultra-flexible, high-capacity fiber solution that could help them future-proof the network and maximize their investment. ADTRAN's Total Access 5000 helps Arthur ensure they can accommodate current and future bandwidth challenges by providing the flexibility to deploy fiber from either the central office or remote terminals, the company added.

Grouping fiber terminations from the home at a remote terminal saves the additional costs of running fiber all the way back to the central office from each subscriber. In addition, the platform's central office equipment and remote terminals will be interconnected through a 10Gbps ERPS ring where, if congested, Arthur can expand to multiple 10Gbps links over existing fiber using ADTRAN's Optical Networking Edge (ONE) solution, providing Arthur with virtually unlimited bandwidth.

"Arthur Mutual Telephone's FTTH network is truly a model for rural service providers who are looking to provide next-generation broadband services and applications to its subscribers for the overall advancement and development of these sometimes underserved communities," said Mitch Fleming, vice president of sales for ADTRAN's carrier networks division. "ADTRAN continues its commitment to serving as a long-term partner for these providers, delivering the tools and support necessary to deploy and maintain high-bandwidth networks for the highest quality-of-service." Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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