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ADTRAN Advanced Services Architecture to Offer Complete Converged Access Architecture

By Michael Guta October 02, 2013

Information and communications technology (ICT) is moving towards a consolidated service platform in which service providers will be able to offer their customers end-to-end solutions without having to look for other sources. Whether it is individual consumers or large enterprises, complete converged access architecture provides many benefits in a complex marketplace. ADTRAN, a provider of next-generation networking solutions, has introduced the Advanced Services Architecture, which brings service delivery of multi-Gigabit rates at any point in the network for consolidated business, residential, and mobile backhaul.

This new platform will be available across the company's ultra-broadband portfolio, providing carriers with the tools they need for making the transition towards service consolidation and network convergence. It provides a redundant infrastructure that is scalable and flexible with multiple service options including triple-play, service level agreement (SLA) based business, and backhaul services. This innovative architecture offers advanced service management and forward-looking network automation capability by delivering a common next-generation network.

As the bandwidth requirements of consumers and businesses increases daily, a multi-gigabit rate solution is essential. ADTRAN's Advanced Services Architecture looks to deploy the services its customers require rapidly by addressing the different segments of the market. By consolidating all the varying service level agreements (SLAs), the company has positioned itself to take advantage of one of the biggest concerns consumers and businesses have regarding their IT needs.

"All service segments in the wireline network are converging towards a future-state that consists of high-capacity, SLA-based Ethernet and wavelength services that can be delivered at any point in the network with rapid service activation. The ADTRAN Advanced Services Architecture is enabling our customers to address this industry transition in a way that is truly delivering on the promise of consolidating and integrating business, residential and mobile backhaul service delivery onto a single network," said Robert Conger, director and product management of the ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division.

Some of the features Advanced Services Architecture offers include:

  • Network automation and services management
  • Optimized multi-service access platform (MSAP) solutions for both ANSI and ETSI markets
  • Integrated service assurance tools to enable operators to manage and monitor subscriber SLAs
  • High-capacity switch fabrics support for non-blocking access to service modules and up to 80G of network uplink capacity
  • Network and subscriber interfaces include high-density DWDM, 10G, and OTN, ideally suited for data center and mobile network connectivity

The platform has a full range of solutions with service layer functions for supporting multiple environments for high-capacity centralized aggregation.

Edited by Alisen Downey

Contributing Writer

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