ADTRAN (www.adtran.com) has rolled out a suite of solutions to push fiber further out of the network “core” and to the “edge” – wherever “edge” is defined these days.
The Optical Network Edge (ONE) portfolio integrates packet optical functionality for service delivery, aggregation and transport, so service providers can extend/blur the edge of the network.
ONE is built around ADTRAN’s Total Access 5000 box and the initial release supports high bit rate Carrier Ethernet aggregation, SONET/SDH Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP) on a card, CWDM and DWDM networking scalable from a single wavelength to 400Gbps on a single fiber pair.
Pushing out all this optical capability farther out on the network means service providers can plug in higher-speed options for customers with less headaches, be it fiber to the home, xDSL solutions, or (surprise, surprise) ADTRAN’s own UBE (Ultra Broadband Ethernet) product. Service providers can keep everything Ethernet and do a “pay-as-you-grow” approach to add capacity when needed.