Adtran unveils comprehensive network convergence architecture

The architecture is optimized to deliver a mix of residential, enterprise, and mobile backhaul services over a common network, including the provisioning of service management and network automation. This approach obviates the need for the deployment of overlay networks to offer new service types, says the company.

Oct 4th, 2013

As reported by our sister site Lightwave, taking aim at the inefficiency of managing different networks for different services, Adtran has unveiled its Advanced Services Architecture concept. The architecture is optimized to deliver a mix of residential, enterprise, and mobile backhaul services over a common network, including the provision of service management and network automation. The result is an approach that obviates the need for the deployment of overlay networks to offer new service types, Adtran says.

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The new architecture leverages Adtran’s traditional strength in multi-service access platforms (MSAPs), notes Lightwave's Editorial Director Stephen Hardy. A major element of the Advanced Services Architecture will reportedly include network automation and services management via web-based services APIs to simplify end-to-end provisioning of FTTP, FTTN, and Carrier Ethernet services, while abstracting service layer functions to support the transition to SDN and NFV environments.

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ADTRAN targets network convergence with Advanced Services Architecture (lightwaveonline.com)

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