ADTRAN delivers GPON FTTH pilot network in Athens

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says its GPON platform is being used by Greek broadband provider Forthnet in what it claims is the first fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) pilot network in the metropolitan area of Athens.

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says its GPON platform is being used by Greek broadband provider Forthnet in what it claims is the first fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) pilot network in the metropolitan area of Athens.

The platform will enable delivery of high-bandwidth triple-play services to residential and business subscribers. With over 2,000 homes initially served in the municipality of Nea, Forthnet will be able to deliver FTTH based services that place Athens alongside other high service density European FTTH deployments.

Forthnet is an experienced broadband provider that offers a bundle of sports, movies, and entertainment, plus telephony, over its existing DSL network. ADTRAN says its equipment allows Forthnet to easily migrate customers to the new FTTH services, while enabling capacity and bandwidth scale for future demands of new media-rich services.

“We believe our future strategy for the transition to next-generation networks should be based on FTTH architecture,” explained Giannis Kavaklis, chief commercial director at Forthnet. “By taking this approach, we are not only enabling the metropolitan area of Athens to make the necessary technology leap, but are also giving local residents and businesses the opportunity to use new bandwidth-hungry applications without fear of reduced performance or latency. ADTRAN’s FTTH solution not only gives us the bandwidth required today, but also provides a simple migration path forward that helps us to stay competitive in our market in the long term.”

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