NOVEMBER 10, 2009 -- ADTRAN Inc. has announced the availability of a new range of capabilities for the Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access Platform (MSAP) targeted at delivering advanced video services. These new features are optimized for fiber to the premises (FTTP)/fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the node (FTTN) architectures.
ADTRAN says the strength of the Total Access 5000 for video delivery is in its support for both FTTP/FTTH and FTTN architectures, allowing service providers to eliminate the decision around the “right architecture” and use a single platform for both fiber and copper delivery.
“Our customers depend on the availability of our services and our ability to meet their bandwidth requirements,” said Dan Steinike, plant supervisor, Wilson Communications. “The Total Access 5000 is one of the most flexible platforms on the market today. With the addition of these new video-oriented solutions, we know that we can deliver a high-bandwidth, high-availability access network architecture -- regardless of whether we need to deliver those solutions over copper or fiber facilities.”
The Total Access 5000 portfolio additions include:
- Integrated 10-Gigabit Ethernet: The Total Access 5000 now supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet rings via the ITU-T G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) standard. In addition to the ERPS capability, the ability to configure multiple 10G network interfaces provides carriers with greater bandwidth delivery in support of FTTP and FTTN architectures.
- HomePNA-enabled GPON optical network terminals (ONTs): ADTRAN's Total Access 300 Series of HPNA3.1-enabled ONTs provides data rates up to 320 Mbps over existing in-home coaxial wiring.
- RF-enabled GPON ONTs: The Total Access 300 Series of RF-enabled ONTs is designed to offer a flexible mix of options. RF one-way path architectures are supported, as well as two integrated offerings with return path capabilities -- support for the Scientific Atlanta Single Wire Return Device (SWRD) and the SCTE’s RF over glass (RFoG). The ADTRAN Total Access 300 Series SCTE RFoG ONTs enable two-way communications support for SCTE 55-1, 55-2, and DOCSIS, regardless of headend type, the company asserts.
- Multi-dwelling unit (MDU) ONT: Designed for MDUs, particularly “garden-style” apartment buildings, the Total Access 380 MDU ONT offers an integrated 1:4 fiber splitter, enhanced cable management, a common powering system (which allows a single UPS/BBU to be used to power all of the ONTs installed in the housing), and a flexible shelf system that enables individual ONTs to be installed or serviced without disrupting service to other customers. The enclosure supports all current ADTRAN ONT models.
- VDSL2 FTTN access modules: In addition to a wide range of single-pair and bonded ADSL2+ offerings for IPTV service delivery, the addition of VDSL2 on the Total Access 5000 provides carriers with another service delivery option over existing copper infrastructure. Enabling data rates up to 100 Mbps per pair with optional VDSL2 Ethernet in the First Mile bonding, the Total Access 5000 offers two different approaches. The first is a VDSL2 module with integrated POTS splitter; the second is a COMBO VDSL2 module, which offers both integrated POTS and VDSL2 on the same line card.