ADTRAN broadens router portfolio with Carrier Ethernet

DECEMBER 16, 2009 -- ADTRAN Inc. says it has enhanced its Carrier Ethernet portfolio with the addition of three new high-performance, multiservice, modular routers supporting a services-enabled sustained throughput of up to 250 Mbps.

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DECEMBER 16, 2009 -- ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) says it has enhanced its Carrier Ethernet portfolio with the addition of three new high-performance, multiservice, modular routers supporting a services-enabled sustained throughput of up to 250 Mbps. The NetVanta 3450, 3458, and 4430 are designed to enable end users to extract the maximum benefit, throughput, and performance from their Carrier Ethernet networking services.

NetVanta 3400 Series performance-enhanced routers now includes the NetVanta 3430, 3448, 3450 and 3458. The NetVanta 3450 and 3458 dual-slot performance-enhanced platforms provide support for multiple T1s or E1s of bandwidth and 45 Mbps of Carrier Ethernet. The NetVanta 3448 and NetVanta 3458 add the benefit of an integral eight-port power over Ethernet (PoE) switch. ADTRAN asserts that all of the 3400 Series platforms deliver high packet throughput and thus make them ideal for IP telephony, corporate connectivity, and Internet access. They can also be used by mid-size or larger enterprises that are transitioning to voice over IP (VoIP) or that have a desire to deploy 3G services for disaster recovery.

The NetVanta 4430 is designed to simplify deployment for higher-bandwidth Carrier Ethernet services while addressing the need for efficient, cost-effective routers, with support for up to 750 Mbps. Priced to deliver industry-leading total cost of ownership (TCO), the NetVanta 4430 enables customers to speed deployment, reduce capital and operating expenditures, and increase network use, ADTRAN says.

The company adds that the NetVanta 3400 and 4400 Series platforms offer a broad range of features designed to address a wide variety of Carrier Ethernet services:

  • SLA support through end-to-end quality of service (QoS), which provides for the inherent ability to prioritize voice and video traffic using hierarchal QoS, traffic shaping, and bandwidth allocation
  • SLA and network health measurement via inherent network quality monitoring
  • advanced VoIP monitoring and easy troubleshooting via voice quality monitoring
  • simplified service deployments with quicker installations and more effective circuit diagnostics via Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) and operations and maintenance (OAM) functionality
  • enhanced security with firewall and VPN support
  • ease of management and installation via time-saving features like auto-configuration and auto-install which automate configurations speeding large deployments
  • the ability to be combined with products such as ADTRAN's Ethernet switches enabling gigabit-to-the-desktop, WiFi, and VoIP deployments


“ADTRAN brings a broad perspective to this market with products that address multiple deployment options for Carrier Ethernet,” stated Michael Howard, principal analyst, Infonetics Research. “These new platforms will allow service providers to have a single-vendor lineup that reaches from the central office to the enterprise desktop. We believe that service providers will want to consider this new lineup in order to achieve a simplified network topology and management in their quest for greater operational efficiency.”

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