MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 18, 2017--
Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open
networking solutions, today announced the signing of a supply agreement
to advance high-speed broadband access to the citizens of Australia. The
executed supply agreement covers software, hardware and services, which
includes commitments from both companies to support the ongoing
nationwide network rollout.
To date, a number of key milestones have already been completed and both
companies successfully completed a GPON network interoperability
proof-of-concept program of work. In addition, ADTRAN IT specialists
have been working in a collaborative, agile development process with
nbn’s IT team to implement ADTRAN’s standards-based, multi-vendor DPU
management solution, utilizing an open microservices architecture.
nbn’s Chief Network Deployment Officer, Kathrine Dyer said: “The rollout
of the nbn™ network is one of the most complex and ambitious
telecommunications projects to be undertaken in any market around the
world. We look forward to working with ADTRAN on bringing the nbn™
network into reality including working together on our world leading
Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) network that is set to serve more than one
million homes and businesses around the country by 2020.”
ADTRAN’s Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) solutions combine modern
web-scale technology with open-source platforms to facilitate rapid
innovation in multi-technology, multi-vendor environments. SD-Access
unlocks control and management functions from the underlying network
elements, enabling a more flexible, agile services delivery framework.
This service agility stems from an open microservices architecture that
allows network operations and IT development teams to align.
“Rolling out new technologies can be a complicated and costly endeavor
for network service providers, especially in multi-vendor environments,”
said Jay Wilson, ADTRAN SVP for Technology and Strategy. “ADTRAN’s
highly programmable SD-Access solutions utilize an open microservices
architecture that support the adoption of network automation that
reduces service provisioning times, human error and IT complexity, while
enabling the desirable customer self-service capabilities.”
nbn is building a new and upgraded, fast wholesale broadband network to
enable communities across Australia to access fast broadband from their
retail service provider. Our goal is to connect eight million homes and
businesses by 2020. The rollout of the nbn™ access network sets the
scene for the biggest transformation to Australia’s telecommunications
industry involving retail service provider network upgrades and the
establishment of a network of networks to bring fast broadband to all
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and
communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video
and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures.
ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private
enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users
worldwide. For more information, please visit www.adtran.com.
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Source: ADTRAN, Inc.
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