ADTRAN adds Total Access 1600 platform to FTTH portfolio

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) says the new Total Access 1600 packs a high-density FTTH punch in a small form factor. The new product line is a family of 1RU form-factor OLTs supporting either GPON or Active Ethernet.

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) says the new Total Access 1600 packs a high-density FTTH punch in a small form factor. The new product line is a family of 1RU form-factor OLTs supporting either GPON or Active Ethernet.

The company is aiming the new OLTs at deployments with lower subscriber densities where lower port-counts are required. But while the new platforms occupy less space, they are not limited when it comes to functionality, offering 40-Gbps per system network uplink capability, Ethernet ring support, multi-system link aggregation, and stacking options.

"The market for bandwidth-intensive applications has pushed deeper into the Tier 2 and 3 markets with more and more IOCs and smaller telecom operators looking at equipment that helps them compete effectively in this demanding market," said David Emberley, research manager for IDC’s telecommunications equipment practice. "The ADTRAN Total Access 1600 should be a welcome addition to these operators given its value proposition, compact size, and service density."

The Total Access 1600 family enables deployments to fit any network need by providing multiple access-side interface options: 4-, 8-, and 16-port GPON and 48-port Gigabit Ethernet. Full backward compatibility with the entire Total Access line of ONTs ensures a smooth transition for service providers interested in expanding FTTH service coverage further into their existing network or incrementally offering the service into new areas. ADTRAN’s Service Management System provides service-level management for the entire Total Access portfolio of broadband access equipment, simplifying the management of broadband services while decreasing the associated operational costs.

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