ADTRAN Goes Network-Agnostic

February 28, 2017

ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) is broadening the use cases of its CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter)-compliant software-defined access portfolio and so that it can be applied over any network infrastructure, including 10G PON over fiber, G.fast over copper or coax, DOCSIS 3.1 over coax, or 5G wireless.

The company is an ONOS (Open Network Operating System) Collaborator and is focused on ON.Labs initiatives, which include CORD, ONOS and VOLTHA (Virtual OLT Hardware Abstraction). ADTRAN's CORD-based programmable access architectures are intended to support residential, business and backhaul services over a converged access architecture including 10G EPON, XGS-PON, NGPON2 and P2P 10GE, as well as copper and coax access with G.fast.

"Our multi-market development approach is based on our customers telling us how broadly they want to leverage CORD in their networks and the role it will play in their ability to compete and win in an increasingly competitive market," said Robert Conger, associate vice president, cloud and portfolio strategy for ADTRAN. "Our customers have stated that in order to compete with cloud-based competitors, they must have comparable network programmability to that of the data center environment, and the interface must be homogenous regardless of the access technology that the next generation of services are delivered over. As a strategic partner to our customers, ADTRAN's commitment to CORD frames our product development and roadmap, all driven toward providing our customers the ability to connect to any customer, over any network, and using a truly open platform on which they can deliver services at web scale."