Fiber Network Expands in South West England in Truespeed Fashion with Adtran

By Greg Tavarez March 28, 2023

Fiber broadband emerged as the preferred choice for consumers over other types of broadband connections such as cable or DSL, owing this to its faster and more reliable internet speeds and consistent performance (particularly during peak usage times). The lower latency of fiber broadband also makes it a better fit for online gaming and video conferencing.

All that looks good in a brochure, but there are times when broadband providers do not live up to the expectations placed by consumers, even with all the marketing hype. Truespeed, a U.K.-based ISP that offers fast and reliable internet access, backed up by great customer service, wants to do things differently.

To be different from other broadband providers, Truespeed partnered with Adtran to bring high-speed connectivity to more customers in the South West of England.

Adtran is a global provider of networking and communication solutions that enable voice, data, video, and internet communications across any network infrastructure. Their solutions, used by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations and individuals, empower CSPs to manage and scale services that connect people, places and things from the cloud edge to the subscriber edge.

Adtran’s XGS-PON technology is being used by Truespeed to deliver speeds of up to 900 Mbps to households and up to 10 Gbps to enterprise customers. The technology also enables Truespeed to connect subscribers significantly faster while streamlining its infrastructure with fewer equipment locations in the network.

“We’re harnessing the most advanced software-defined access innovations available to provide fiber connectivity all the way into our customers’ homes and business premises,” said James Lowther, CEO of Truespeed. “With Adtran’s open and programmable technology, we can guarantee ultra-fast speeds and 24/7 reliability.”

Adtran’s open and scalable technology supports Truespeeds expansion across South West England with a goal to reach half a million properties by 2025. For example, the Adtran XGS-PON optical line terminals provide the necessary port density and service scale. When compared to legacy GPON, the Adtran optical line terminals offer substantial cost savings.

“We’re working closely with Truespeed to support their mission of bringing high-speed broadband to even more people, communities and businesses across the South West of England,” said Ronan Kelly, Chief Technology Officer of EMEA and APAC regions at Adtran. “Our open and scalable technology is helping Truespeed grow its network rapidly while maintaining the very highest standards of customer experience.”

By connecting new locations with fewer above-ground cabinets, Truespeed is growing its infrastructure sustainably and efficiently, delivering reliable and lightning-fast fiber broadband to cities, towns and rural communities.

Edited by Alex Passett
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