Arthur Mutual Telephone builds FTTH network with ADTRAN

Rural northwestern Ohio telephone co-op Arthur Mutual Telephone Co. has tapped ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN) to supply equipment for a new fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network.

Oct 29th, 2012

Rural northwestern Ohio telephone co-op Arthur Mutual Telephone Co. has tapped ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN) to supply equipment for a new fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network.

Arthur will use a Rural Utilities Service (RUS) loan from the US Department of Agriculture to find the deployment, which will include installation of the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 platform. The FTTH network will be based on a point-to-point Active Ethernet architecture.

ADTRAN says its Total Access 5000 enables Arthur to deploy fiber from either the central office or remote terminals. Grouping fiber terminations from the home at a remote terminal saves the costs of running fiber back to the central office from each subscriber, ADTRAN points out. In addition, the platform’s central office equipment and remote terminals will be interconnected through a 10-Gbps ERPS ring. If the ring becomes congested, Arthur can easily expand to multiple 10-Gbps links over existing fiber using ADTRAN’s Optical Networking Edge (ONE) technology.

“During our trials and analysis for the FTTH roll-out, ADTRAN stood out amongst all the companies we evaluated. The flexibility and robustness of the Total Access 5000, as well as ADTRAN’s reputation for working closely with service providers to ensure success of the deployment, gave us no doubt that ADTRAN was the right partner for us,” said Eric Roughton, general manager for Arthur. “We know we are well positioned to meet future growth in services and subscribers and have greater peace-of-mind knowing we’ve made a future-proof investment.”

“Arthur Mutual Telephone’s FTTH network is truly a model for rural service providers who are looking to provide next-generation broadband services and applications to its subscribers for the overall advancement and development of these sometimes underserved communities,” said Mitch Fleming, vice president of sales for ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division.

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