ADTRAN buys Adva to strengthen its overall fiber networking proposition through the integration of Adva’s optical networking assets, obliging fiber and optical rivals to respond to the new deal. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the ADTRAN acquisition of Adva enables ADTRAN to address a wider range of optical networking opportunities, puts fiber access rivals such as DZS and Calix on the defensive, and foments a more formidable competitor in the optical transport market segment.
The recent Fiber Connect 2021 event showcased the latest fiber technology innovations and breakthroughs that make fiber the best-suited technology to advance broadband services that fulfill society-wide and economic objectives. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores how major ecosystem players Clearfield, ADTRAN, Radisys, Calix, DZS< and Nokia show why their portfolio’s bolster the fiber business case across the full-spectrum of broadband deployment scenarios, including full-fiber MDU, broadband intelligence, 5G/WiFI, and Combo PON applications, that confirms fiber is the best solution to meet current and emerging broadband demands.
DZS launched the DZS Helix Edge Access portfolio that showcase carrier-grade edge access solutions ready to leverage DZS Cloud Service Management Intelligence and Orchestration to deliver an augmented broadband experience and improved operational efficiencies. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Helix Edge Access portfolio strengthens the overall competitiveness of DZS, especially in competing against major rivals ADTRAN and Calix, and the key role DZS Cloud can play in shepherding CSP migration toward software-centric networks and powering adoption of intelligent edge capabilities.
ADTRAN’s Combo PON technology is playing an integral role in advancing multi-gigabit broadband adoption across the world including the amassing of over 100 operator deals such as U.S.-based cable operator Armstrong committing to a 10G full-fiber strategy using ADTRAN’s XGS-PON solution. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why ADTRAN’s Combo PON technology is well-matched for the broadband demands of post-pandemic society and how 10G-capable fiber access networks will ultimately prevail in winning fixed access battles against competing technologies like cable HFC.
ADTRAN is fulfilling partner demand for a more agile channel program, through streamlined partner and discount levels, that minimizes complexity and helps drive profitability. For more than 15 years, ADTRAN has established the corporate DNA and customer trust required to drive its updated Channel Partner Program to success in meeting the fast evolving networking demands of enterprises and SMBs in emerging hybrid cloud and 5G environments.
ADTRAN’s new MetNet 60GHz solution is providing exactly what CSPs require to push residential broadband to their most challenging to serve customers and environments. ADTRAN’s MetNet 60 GHz solution is not gated by the underlying physical infrastructure, which has limited the deployment range of fixed access broadband technologies like FTTH. Fixed wireless services are becoming an invaluable compliment to fiber and fiber extension networks in terms of reaching any potential residential or business customer with gigabit capable services, no matter where they are located.
ADTRAN’s recent string of major operator wins in Germany and France fortifies its ability to drive more operator consideration of its SD-Access portfolio, particularly in fulfilling the distinct fixed access needs of operators in Europe. ADTRAN is now better positioned to compete against Huawei, ZTE, and Nokia in the tightly contested European fixed access market.
ADTRAN’s managed, cloud-based performance test solution streamlines data collection + reporting for operators using the CAF program.