Adtran's A5000 Hits 50,000 Shipped; Paves the Way for 100G

Ships 50,000th Total Access 5000 (TA5000), making it the most widely deployed multi-service access node (MSAN) in North America.

August 10, 2016

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that it has shipped the 50,000th Total Access 5000 (TA5000), making it the most widely deployed multi-service access node (MSAN) in North America. The TA5000 features the broadest range of multi-service capabilities in the market today, including Gigabit delivery over fiber, high-speed Internet over copper, mobile backhaul and advanced Carrier Ethernet services. It is used by over 50 percent of the top 100 U.S. network operators, including the seven largest providers that together represent over 90 percent of total telco-delivered broadband lines in the country.

With ADTRAN’s new multi-terabit, non-blocking backplane and Mosaic Cloud Platform coupled with NG-PON2 and XGS-PON technologies, carriers are now able to economically move broadband services to the mass market. The addition of NG-PON and XGS-PON to the TA5000 line-up extends its position as the most versatile fiber system on the market. The TA5000 also supports current and emerging copper access solutions such as Vectored VDSL2, Super-Vectoring and Carrier Ethernet, ensuring that any carrier can deliver the broadest range of high-bandwidth services to all subscribers anywhere on the network. In addition to traditional incumbent and competitive local exchange carriers (CLEC), the TA5000 has been the top access platform of choice for CAF II providers and the growing number of non-traditional carriers including multiple system operators (MSOs), land developers, utilities and more.

Future plans for the TA5000 include adding 100G interfaces on a new switch fabric, the SM200. This addition will enable the TA5000 to deliver 100G network uplinks and transport to support carriers’ moves to higher access speeds, broader ranges of high-capacity services and richer mixes of business and residential offerings.

The TA5000 plays a critical role in ADTRAN’s Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program. The program showcases service providers that are going above and beyond to cultivate change in their local communities by delivering Gigabit broadband to local businesses and residents across the country.

Adtran Inc. (Nasdaq: ADTN)

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