MARCH 24, 2010 -- ADTRAN Inc., a provider of mobile backhaul solutions, has introduced the NetVanta 8044M modular Ethernet Access Gateway. The new release supports multiple networking technologies from the same device, cost-effectively adapting to any network topology and easing the migration to high-bandwidth mobile data and video services over Ethernet driven by the rapid adoption of smart phones.
The NetVanta 8044M, combined with the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access and Aggregation Platform, provides end-to-end Ethernet access migration, including a single operational model regardless of access technology. This system enables service providers to plan and implement their transition to 3G and 4G mobile networks.
The NetVanta 8044M is a single 1U-high platform supporting Ethernet, fiber, copper, and bonded TDM services with a “pay-as-you-grow” business model. In addition, carrier-class service offerings are guaranteed with ADTRAN's advanced Ethernet Quality of Service capabilities, says a company representative.
“Mobile broadband networks are driving a transformation to IP and Ethernet with the deployment of new technologies such as LTE, HSPA, and IMS. The access network between the Ethernet edge and IP core must keep pace or become a quality of service bottleneck,” says Glen Hunt, principal analyst, Carrier Infrastructure, Current Analysis. “With the addition of the NetVanta 8044M to its mobile backhaul solution suite, ADTRAN can now provide mobile backhaul providers a complete end-to-end solution for Ethernet services migration. This solution enables multiple forms of access with a single termination device, thus increasing the flexibility of the service provider's network, while minimizing operational expenditures.”
“Flexibility is critical for mobile backhaul. This solution sets a new standard, with unprecedented flexibility from both aggregation and access perspectives,” says Jason Morgan, director of product management, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “These carrier-class devices are designed to meet the evolving needs of the carrier network, allowing the carrier to invest in the future of its network with each deployment.”
At the cell site, the NetVanta 8044M delivers intelligent Ethernet and legacy TDM services, offering aggregation and delivery of these services via GPON and Gigabit Ethernet (EoF), as well as bonded copper using e.SHDSL and VDSL2/ADSL2+ technologies.