ADTRAN Mosaic platform aims at software-defined access networks

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has unveiled its Mosaic portfolio, which the company says enables operators to create an open software-defined access (SD-access) architecture. Such an approach enables rapid business and residential broadband service creation and delivery in multi-vendor environments, the company asserts.

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has unveiled its Mosaic portfolio, which the company says enables operators to create an open software-defined access (SD-access) architecture. Such an approach enables rapid business and residential broadband service creation and delivery in multi-vendor environments, the company asserts.

The offering includes the Mosaic Cloud Platform (which combines modular apps with open source control and orchestration), the Mosaic OS operating system, and programmable network elements. The Mosaic offering enables service providers to transition towards user-driven networks that enable a subscriber self-service model, ADTRAN. For operators who wish to make a more gradual evolution to SDN and SD-access, Mosaic Cloud offers a set of translation applications that enable deployment of a natively SDN-controlled access architecture with the existing OSS.

"SDN provides network operators the opportunity to move away from a hardware-centric view of deploying services," said Scott Raynovich, vice president of research and analysis at SDN Central. "Customers, both residential and business, have told us they want greater control and flexibility with the services they buy and the only way to deliver that is with an open, software defined services infrastructure."

The company says the suite is already available on its "next generation platforms," including G.fast and the NG-PON2 offering Verizon is considering for deployment next year (see "Verizon narrows NG-PON2 choices to Ericsson/Calix and ADTRAN"). In fact, ADTRAN sources have said the Mosaic capabilities are a key mechanism to meet many of Verizon's NG-PON2 requirements (see "Ericsson/Calix, ADTRAN prep for Verizon NG-PON2 finals").

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