ADTRAN offers TA5004 Micro-Cabinet for remote node OLT requirements

April 1, 2021
The company expects the micro-cabinet, equipped with ADTRAN’s Combo PON capabilities to support GPON and XGS-PON, will aid in rural fiber to the premises (FTTP) deployments.

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has unveiled the Total Access 5004 (TA5004) Micro-Cabinet, designed to function as a remote node in a variety of operator networks. The company expects the micro-cabinet, equipped with ADTRAN’s Combo PON capabilities to support GPON and XGS-PON, will aid in rural fiber to the premises (FTTP) deployments.

The TA5004 Micro-Cabinet will extend access connections to 60 km and support splits of 1:128, say Michael Sumitra, solutions marketing manager at ADTRAN, and Javier Lopez, director, portfolio management, Broadband Access Solutions at the company. Thus, the TA5004 can function as a remote hub as has become common in cable MSO networks as well as enable PON extension in FTTP architectures for footprint expansion. The micro-cabinet is designed for easy, flexible, and rapid deployments on poles or walls. The ability to mix-and-match broadband delivery cards and support of up to 16 ports enables service and architecture flexibility as well as the enablement of evolutionary approaches to broadband services provision, the ADTRAN sources point out.

The TA5004 Mini-Cabinet comes in two versions that differ in their source of power. An AC power version is about to be shipped to a Tier 2 service provider customer, while a remotely powered version should be come available within the next three months.

The remote hub debuts against a backdrop of increasing interest in enabling better performing rural broadband in North America and elsewhere. “Tens of billions of dollars in funding in the form of RDOF, Rural Reconnect, and private equity funds have been made available to expand rural gigabit coverage. A comprehensive portfolio of broadband solutions is critical in helping any service provider achieve international broadband goals, regardless of network architecture, OSS/IT framework or choice of PON technology,” commented Jeff Heynen, vice president at Dell’Oro Group, via an ADTRAN press release. “Furthermore, flexible, low-density FTTH solutions will ensure that service providers in the most remote and underserved communities can quickly and cost-effectively roll out gigabit services.”

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