ADTRAN Doubles Total Access 5000 Active Ethernet, GPON FTTH capacity

ADTRAN Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN) announced at the FTTH Conference in Orlando, FL, that it has doubled the capacity of the Total Access 5000. The upgrade boosts the capacity for both Active Ethernet and GPON applications. The Total Access 5000 will now support 5,376 GPON subscribers and 504 Active Ethernet subscribers per chassis.

ADTRAN Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN) announced at the FTTH Conference in Orlando, FL, that it has doubled the capacity of the Total Access 5000. The upgrade boosts the capacity for both Active Ethernet and GPON applications. The Total Access 5000 will now support 5,376 GPON subscribers and 504 Active Ethernet subscribers per chassis.

The company implemented the capacity upgrade by increasing the number of subscribers supported per line card. By implementing bi-directional transceivers, each of the 24 ports per line card can support either a single Active Ethernet connection or a full GPON 2.5 Gbps downstream and 1.25 Gbps upstream connection.

Complementing the Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform upgrade is a new family of universal ONTs that bring auto-sensing support for both Active Ethernet and GPON.

“ADTRAN’s new additions to their FTTH portfolio and ability to support us long term were key deciding factors in our evaluation of solutions available in the market today,” said Richard Cavin, senior network manager, Valley Telephone (VTCI), which recently chose the Total Access 5000 for its network upgrade. “The added scalability and density of the Total Access 5000 with the new 24-port Active Ethernet module made it a perfect fit for our project, allowing VTCI to reach twice as many customers from a single chassis without adding any additional complexity to our network.”

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